The first patient treated in the St. Francis Animal Hospital Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Center was a 13-year old Golden Retriever named Nettington that had been bitten in the face by a water moccasin three days prior to treating him with the Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy treatment.
Upon completion of the first HBOT treatment, the swelling of Nettington’s muzzle was reduced by 4 inches. And less than 24 hours after the first HBOT treatment, the swelling in Nettington’s muzzle had reduced so significantly, it was nearly back to normal.
Nettington received a total of three HBOT treatments and was released two days after his initial treatment. “I have never seen snake bite swelling reduced so significantly in such a short amount of time,” said St. Francis Animal Hospital founder Dr. Susan Shelton.
Nettington’s story is just one reason why St. Francis Animal Hospital’s new Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Treatment Center is expected to be valuable for other pets with other serious medical issues.