Don't take O2 too litely...It is a fire
hazard..something of the same order of putting gasoline in your car....|
We do that every day too...Don't smoke around it...but hopefully you
Don't leave the tent closed while the animal isn't in it to use the
O2...If the concentration of O2 gets very high it can be much more
dangerous than it is at a lower mixture which is what is intended to
do..just add a small amount to the air...not make it pure O2...and
don't seal the carrier too tite..just so the air doesn't breeze through
and it should be perfectly safe...
Gloria Lane wrote:
Oops - sorry, I haven't been keeping up. I have the
carrier now, and the contact info of the couple who rigged it up (she
was on the board of the humane society, he's an engineer).
If you're near me, you're welcome to it, and I'll drive it part way -
if not email/call them and they can describe how to rig it up!
One vet tech at the emergency clinic thought I was crazy, said it was
a fire hazard. I thought for a moment, and said, you're wrong, it's
used for people in their homes all the time. Why not for animals?
Little Rock, Arkansas
On Sep 9, 2005, at 2:13 PM, Nina wrote:
I can't remember who it was, but someone
rigged a carrier so that there was very little ventilation and
funneled the oxygen into it with the cat inside. Nothing was inserted
into their nose as far as I can remember. I've looked for the old
email and can't find it.
I just went to search the archives and I did find this from Gloria,
(sorry Gloria, I should have known it was you, TC, or Patti!). Anyway
here's what Gloria wrote about making her own oxygen cage:
I have a carrier that was converted into an oxygen cage/carrier by a
friend's husband - he's an engineering
type. I got it from her, just
in case, before my Cala died. If you're ever interested, I'll be glad
to share the carrier (I'm in Arkansas).
My friends used it for her kitty, and then she loaned the carrier to
me. The problem is getting a vet to prescribe the O2 tank that
connects to the carrier -they think you're crazy... and of course
you'd need to be home with him. Think the O2 tanks are rented on a
People have O2 at home all the time - too bad it's not done more for
cats and dogs that want to be home.
- Re: Another emergency!! - at home oxygen tank? Tad Burnett