Isabelle on the Mac today with an update on my health status.
Mom and the vet figured out how to get me a portable oxygen tank for those emergencies when I need a little extra juice.
But how to deliver the oxygen to my little pug nose?
First option, the cone with a lid.
That purple part goes around the neck and the rest of it zips up over your head.
Second was the hamster ball/spaceman version.
HECK NO! Do you want me to stop breathing!
Third was the bell version. This is the German Shepherd size, but the vet thought it would work for me without the black rubber gasket on the bottom. This is the kind typically used by firefighters on pets.
Maybe, but not so much.
The vet thought it would be better to start off with my inhaler since I tolerate that. If I do need oxygen, the mask doesn't have to be tight against my face, just in the vicinity of my nose.
Here's all the pieces.
Oxygen tank in a handy carrying case.
Regulator. (green thing)
So they took all the pieces and created this.
The tubing goes into the inhaler, how simple is that?
You'd think this was easy, but it turned out to be a little harder than we thought. Trying to get a portable oxygen tank for a dog is apparently not that common. The medical supply store thought mom was pulling a prank on them.
But how's this for pug power? One of the managers has three pugs! And all the ladies at the supply store wanted to know why I didn't come in with mom to pick up the tank! They demanded that I come in with mom when I need a refill. In my stroller, no less. They did ooh and ah over my pictures though.
The extra oxygen makes me feel so good and makes me so relaxed, mom might use it when it's time to do my nails, too. The vet said, why not! It's all about keeping me happy.
The rental fee is $20 a month and a tank refill is $10. Well worth it for my comfort!