Thursday, June 20, 2013

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Heals Diamond

by Donna Addy

No dog owner wants to bare the thought of their dog suffering with chronic pain…let alone having to witness their inability to walk because of it. 

Meet Diamond…she was in the chamber receiving his treatment when we took this photo

The owner of a happy and loveable Dachshund name Diamond, sadly observed Diamond’s pain consistently return which caused her significant trouble walking. Diamond was suffering with chronic arthritis and back pain…which seemed to continuously return…even after a laminectomy which removed a portion of her vertebral bone.

Diamond’s condition affected her sense of motion including position of her body and limbs. 

She had difficulty maintaining a normal upright posture, balance, and coordinated walking. Her owners were emotionally exhausted from watching Diamond suffer and knew they had to do something different for their loved pet. They returned to their veterinarian.

Diamond was referred to SPCA in Lakeland, FL for state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).

Hyperbaric oxygen is oxygen delivered under pressure.

“Hyper” means increased, and “baric” relates to pressure. It is the pressure of the chamber that allows for the increased absorption of the oxygen provided ― more than 4 times the normal amount of oxygen your pet breathes.

When your dog is in the chamber, the increased pressure causes the blood plasma and other liquids of the body to absorb much larger quantities of oxygen, greatly increasing oxygen uptake by the cells, tissues, glands, organs, brain and all fluids of the body.

The concentrated intake of oxygen stimulates stem cells and helps to repair organs.

HBOT is a “goldmine” of oxygen, which can then be utilized by the body for all of its vital functions.

HBOT has shown positive results in conquering Ischemia, Edema, Hypoxia, Infection, Poorly Healing Wounds, Snake Bites, Reduction in Swelling, just to name a few.

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been recognized in human medicine for over 20 years and now is available for our pets. 

(View Hvm’s hyperbaric chamber below for small animals below)

Diamond began receiving her hyperbaric treatments at SPCA, in Lakeland, Florida. 

She started showing significant improvement after the third treatment. Her guardian said she was amazed at the results. According to medical records, Diamond’s previous treatments included pain, anti-inflammatory and joint lubricant medications as well as acupuncture, but nothing seemed to provide consistent results until the HBOT treatments.

Unbelievable…Diamond after HBOT!

Overall, Diamond received four hyperbaric treatments. 

Four months after her last treatment, Diamond’s guardian said Diamond is still walking without any pain or trouble. Diamond’s guardian said she wants to spread the word about HBOT because of the dramatic difference.

“She has no issues. People need to know about this incredible technology” said Diamond’s guardian. She was impressed with not only the treatment success, but the level of professionalism, compassion and knowledge of hyperbaric oxygen therapy from the veterinary practice. “Diamond’s veterinary doctor went above the call of duty…by recommending hyperbaric oxygen for our Diamond” remarked Diamond’s guardian.


HVM is the first company to partner with Emergency & Critical Care Veterinary Hospitals. Sharing in the same interest of promoting animals quality of life and relieving them of their pain and suffering, HVM places the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber with partnership to Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Hospitals. Oxygen treatments given in the Chamber allow Veterinarians to consistently deliver the most cost effective, yet, positive results in most challenging cases.

Conditions which HBOT have good success rates:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Dental
  • Neurological
  • Dermatology
  • Pathology
  • Oncology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Central Nervous Systems
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Cardiovascular
  • Respiratory
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genito-urinary
  • And many others

Oxygen therapy is particularly well suited to treating animals. Research indicates that animals have around five times the accelerated rate of tissue healing than humans. Your Veterinarian can provide treatments in the Chamber which are customized according to condition. These treatments are in duration of approximately 1 to 2 hours. HBOT is a non-invasive and well tolerated approach. 100% oxygen breathed at 2 bar for 60 minutes is a remarkable safe regime for treatments.

Safety Information
100% oxygen breathed at 2 Bar for 60 minutes is a remarkably safe regime for treatment. Animals tolerate this therapy extremely well.

List of Veterinary Practices with a HBOT Chamber
  1. Veterinary Helathcare Associates, Winter Haven,
    FL, 33884 - (863) 324-3340
  2. Holistic Veterinary Care & Rehabilitation Center, Oakland,
    CA, 94611 - (510) 339-260
  3. VCA Advanced Veterinary Care, Fishers,
    IN, 46038 - (317) 578-410
  4. Pet Emergency & Specialty Services of Jupiter, Jupiter,
    FL, 33458 - (561) 741-404
  5. Saint Francis Animal Hospital, Jacksonville,
    FL, 32207 - (904) 674-722
  6. Animal Emergency & Critical Care of Brevard County, Melbourne,
    FL, 32935 - (321) 725-536
  7. University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine, Gainsville,
    FL, 3260
  8. Homestead Animal Hospital, Homestead,
    FL, 33030 - (305) 247-384
  9. Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota, Sarasota,
    FL, 34231 - (941) 929-181
  10. Lakeland SPCA/McClurg Animal Medical Center, Lakeland,
    FL, 33813 - (563) 646-772
  11. Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic, Port Orange,
    FL, 32129 - (386) 788-155
  12. Peace Love Pets Veterinary Clinic, Long Island,
    NY, 11725 - (631) 499-330
  13. Calusa Veterinary Center, Boca Raton,
    FL, 33847 - (561) 999-300
  14. Veterinary Specialty Care, Mt. Pleasant,
    SC 85021 (843) 216-7554

1 comment

  1. Very nice to hear this. Our dog healed pretty quick after a week of oxygen treatments. check out oxygen for pets