Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dachshund Receives Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment

Move over Michael Jackson, hyperbaric chambers aren't just for aging pop stars anymore. [UPDATE LATER THAT DAY: Who could've known? Good gosh, we'll miss you Mr. Jackson, Rest In Peace] Meet 14-year-old red smooth 'Maggie,' who hails from the Katy, Texas region. After undergoing surgery, Maggie benefited from hyperbaric oxygen treatment (HBOT), thanks to the new technology provided at Old Town Animal Hospital.

HBOT accelerates the normal healing mechanisms by increasing the concentration of oxygen dissolved in plasma, thereby facilitating delivery to tissues with poor blood circulation or compromised vascular supply.
Tissue oxygenation is improved and it helps stimulate the proliferation of fibroblasts and endothelial cells.
The treatment decreases the growth and viability or many microorganisms while enhancing antibiotic effectiveness and the patient’s immune response.

Read all about it The Katy Times.

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