|Fire depts. on board with pet masks|
|Written by Stacy Taff|
|Friday, February 08, 2013 6:23 PM|
This statistic has prompted an effort by the OVMA to put kits containing pet oxygen masks into the hands of fire departments around Ohio. Veterinarians Drs. Bonnie and John Jones of Delphos Animal Hospital have combined with the OVMA to distribute the kits locally.
“These are very similar to the ones we use for mask induction anesthesia,” Dr. Bonnie said. “There are cords for you to attach the breathing bag to and different mask sizes. You want to focus on getting a good seal around the mask, then hooking it up to the rebreather and breathing for them if they aren’t breathing. These masks aren’t disposable, you just have to make sure you sanitize them. There’s also a leash in there because you know they’ll come awake and want to run off somewhere.”
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