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Re: [FH] Oxygen Cage

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  • moonpye
    Gina, that looks great! Carol, the carrier idea is great too! Mine love sitting in boxes or their carriers. Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar:) ... [Non-text
    Message 1 of 5 , Aug 29, 2008
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      Gina, that looks great!

      Carol, the carrier idea is great too! Mine love sitting in boxes or their
      carriers.

      Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar:)



      On 8/28/08, smudgepooka <smudgepooka@...> wrote:
      >
      > I made an oxygen cage for Pete.
      > I used a $4.98 corrugated plastic carrier and $1.00 worth of transparent
      > Contact Paper.
      > I cut windows so he could see out and not be so frightened. I covered the
      > openings with
      > double layers of Contact Paper (one facing in and one facing out so
      > SweetPete won't get
      > his nose stuck). I am looking on e-bay and Craig's list for a small oxygen
      > tank. New from
      > a medical supply house it runs about $300.00. I think I can do better than
      > that.
      > Hopefully, it will never have to be used. But should he ever have another
      > bout of cardiac
      > decompensation, he will be a lot more comfortable and less panicked on the
      > way to the
      > vet.
      > I've posted a picture of it in the SweetPete Album.
      >
      >
      >


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    • moonpye
      Hi Pat, The oxygen mask sounds like it works very well! Thanks for telling us about it! Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar:) ... [Non-text portions of this
      Message 2 of 5 , Aug 29, 2008
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        Hi Pat,

        The oxygen mask sounds like it works very well! Thanks for telling us about
        it!

        Candace with Cinnamon and Skylar:)



        On 8/28/08, Pat <Pat.Creighton@...> wrote:
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        > You also need a regulator, and during the summer months we had a second
        > tank
        > so that we could ensure a constant supply of oxygen. Here I purchased the
        > regulator as we figured it would be cheaper in the long term, and the
        > company providing the equipment gave us a small mask to use, so we haven't
        > bothered to build an oxygen tent........I don't see how you will keep a cat
        > in one long enough if it is an active animal, and Pepper is always on the
        > go
        > unless gasping for oxygen. The tank rental is only $5 per month, here, and
        > a refill of oxygen is $20. Pepper has never needed more than a couple of
        > minutes worth of oxygen to begin breathing more normally and then he is not
        > willing to sit still for more.
        >
        > The $300 tank only holds about an hour's worth of oxygen, and I am
        > wondering
        > if it will work well in a tent? The other option we use is just the tubing
        > for the oxygen flow, directly in front of Pepper's nose, but find the
        > little
        > mask best so far.
        >
        > Pat and all the boys.
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        >
        >
        >


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