Dogs can be affected by spinal conditions from the neck to the mid and lower sections of the spine.
Dachshunds are one of the breeds most susceptible to spinal problems. The treatment for severe cases is laminectomy–surgical decompression of the spinal cord in the affected area.
What if your dog went through the surgery but continued to have issues?
Thank you, Donna Addy, for sharing Diamond’s story
No dog owner wants to bear the thought of their dog suffering from chronic pain, let alone having to witness their inability to walk because of it.
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 from chronic arthritis and back pain…which seemed to continuously return…even after a laminectomy that removed a portion of her vertebral bone.
Diamond’s condition affected her sense of motion, including the 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. So they returned to their veterinarian.
Diamond was referred to SPCA in Lakeland, FL, for state-of-the-art Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT).
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy
Hyperbaric oxygen is oxygen delivered under pressure.
“Hyper” means increased, and “baric” relates to pressure. The pressure of the chamber allows for the increased absorption of the oxygen provided ― more than four 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, significantly increasing oxygen uptake by the cells, tissues, glands, organs, brain, and all fluids of the body.
How does healing take place
The concentrated intake of oxygen stimulates stem cells and helps to repair organs.
HBOT is a “goldmine” of oxygen, which the body can then utilize for all its vital functions.
HBOT has shown positive results in conquering Ischemia, Edema, Hypoxia, Infection, Poorly Healing Wounds, Snake Bites, and Reduction in Swelling, just to name a few.
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been recognized in human medicine for over 20 years and is now available for our pets.
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, joint lubricant medications, and acupuncture, but nothing seemed to provide consistent results until the HBOT treatments.
Unbelievable. You should see how happy Diamond was after his treatment.
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 in partnership with Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Hospitals. Oxygen treatments given in the Chamber allow Veterinarians to deliver the most cost-effective consistently yet, positive results in the most challenging cases.
Conditions that HBOT might help
- Internal Medicine
- Central Nervous Systems
- Infectious Diseases
- 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 customized treatments in the Chamber 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 remarkably safe regime for treatments.
100% oxygen breathed at 2 Bar for 60 minutes is a remarkably safe regime for treatment. Animals tolerate this therapy exceptionally well.
List of some veterinary practices with a hyperbaric oxygen chamber
- Veterinary Healthcare Associates, Winter Haven,
FL, 33884 – (863) 324-3340
- Holistic Veterinary Care & Rehabilitation Center, Oakland,
CA, 94611 – (510) 339-260
- VCA Advanced Veterinary Care, Fishers,
IN, 46038 – (317) 578-410
- Pet Emergency & Specialty Services of Jupiter, Jupiter,
FL, 33458 – (561) 741-404
- Saint Francis Animal Hospital, Jacksonville,
FL, 32207 – (904) 674-722
- Animal Emergency & Critical Care of Brevard County, Melbourne,
FL, 32935 – (321) 725-536
- University of Florida School of Veterinary Medicine, Gainsville,
- Homestead Animal Hospital, Homestead,
FL, 33030 – (305) 247-384
- Critical Care & Veterinary Specialists of Sarasota, Sarasota,
FL, 34231 – (941) 929-181
- Lakeland SPCA/McClurg Animal Medical Center, Lakeland,
FL, 33813 – (563) 646-772
- Ravenwood Veterinary Clinic, Port Orange,
FL, 32129 – (386) 788-155
- Peace Love Pets Veterinary Clinic, Long Island,
NY, 11725 – (631) 499-330
- Calusa Veterinary Center, Boca Raton,
FL, 33847 – (561) 999-300
- Veterinary Specialty Care, Mt. Pleasant,
SC 85021 (843) 216-7554