Pet Oxygen Masks – In Case Of Emergency

For many people, losing a dog or cat in a house fire is a traumatic ordeal. Pets are left to fend for themselves in the case of house fire since most owners leave their pets at home while they are at work. First responders may benefit from seeing “rescue alert stickers” on your home. Pets, in contrast to humans, seek a safe haven in their homes in the event of a fire instead of fleeing. Smoke asphyxiation claims the lives of far too many pets each year.  

It is recommended that the general public learn Pet First Aid & CPR to care for their pets until emergency services arrives. Many fire units are equipped with pet oxygen masks. Animals with respiratory problems or dealing with smoke inhalation would benefit from these pet oxygen masks after a fire emergency.  Dual vents and a rubber-mounted 22 mm oxygen adaptor on these tough polycarbonate masks allow for air intake and exhalation. It is also possible to link each mask to a BVM if a pet needs help breathing on its own.  It is possible to use these animal masks to revive both aware pets who have been exposed to poisonous gases and dogs who have passed out due to smoke inhalation. 

What are Pet Oxygen Masks?  

Specifically intended to suit the muzzles as well as snouts of dogs, cats, and other domestic pets, pet oxygen masks are cone-shaped oxygen masks. They contain a big rubber seal just at the base of each mask, which allows them to be worn snugly on any size family pet while keeping the jowls closed and the mouth closed. It is the most effective method of supplying 100% oxygen to pets. 

 This is a very crucial aspect of Pet CPR. Pet oxygen masks replicate the process of doing CPR on a pet, in which the mouth is closed, and the breaths are delivered straight into the nostrils. Providing a constant, precisely focused supply of health-promoting oxygen, increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of recuperation.  

We lose far too many pets each year to house fires. As advocates for our pet companions, let’s check in with our local fire and rescue departments to see if they have access to pet oxygen masks.  If not, it may be a good idea to purchase some for donation or even start a fundraiser so we can better-equip our emergency services departments to help our pets! 

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