LABRADOR SAVED WITH SPECIAL CANINE OXYGEN MASK - “We can take this device, put it over his snout and hook him up to an oxygen bottle and flow oxygen into the mask”
Firefighters saved a Yellow Labrador named Skylar from a house fire. The rescuers used a special oxygen mask designed specifically for dogs. Fortunately, it looks like Skylar will recover and he is currently at the vet’s office in an oxygen crate. Read more from myfoxdetroit.com:
Right now, Skylar is only able to sit and watch the world go by. The yellow lab is contained to an oxygen chamber after being trapped in her family’s burning home.
“Skylar came in with severe smoke inhalation and severe burns to her nose. She has corneal burns and she had carbon monoxide poisoning when she came in,” said Dr. Judy Fleischaker with Oakland County Veterinary Services.
“They came across the dog. He was unconsciousness, but he was still breathing,” says Jim Harrison with the Canton fire department. “They brought the dog out into the front yard and placed an oxygen mask on him.”
Let’s hope Skylar recovers quickly. It’s great to hear that some fire departments have equipment just for animals, although I suspect it’s somewhat rare. Click here for the full story.