posted on Jul, 22 2015 @ 12:59 PM
If they get there in time. Something I learned from a vet one time is use an oxygen tent made from a large garbage sack.
A friend had a boa constrictor in an aquarium and used an old water bed heating pad to warm the bottom. One day the aquarium was filled with smoke and
the vet said, put it in a bag with oxygen piped in for a while.
They do this for pets in a fire. At emergency vet hospitals, they have oxygen tanks for pets who are suffering from smoke inhalation. The first 24
hours are critical because even though the pet is rescued from a burning building and resuscitated, the damaged tissues in the lungs begin to form
liquid and the pet may drown in its own fluids. Keeping them in an oxygen rich environment for twenty four hours alleviates oxygen depletion, giving
them time to recuperate and maybe survive.
The snake lived too. We had an oxygen bottle used for old people and hissed that at low pressure into the bag and it survived.
I don't know about other accidents that a pet may need oxygen, but the bag approach is a good one, the pet may panic if a mask is used and resist, try
to bite, whatever. In a dark garbage sack or oxygen tank they can relax and breathe normally.
Old trick, thanks for letting me vet it.