Hyperbaric Oxygen

Welcome to the cutting edge of veterinary care! Our Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) service is a leap forward in pet health technology, designed to enhance recovery and overall well-being for your beloved pets.

Hyperbaric Oxygen

Benefits of HBOT

At Petzoic Vet Hospital, we’re proud to lead veterinary innovation in Alberta and across Canada. We’re the first in our province and the second nationwide to offer Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) for pets—a groundbreaking treatment already proven in human medicine, now available for our pet friends. Our expert team, trained by the Veterinary Hyperbaric Association, specializes in this advanced therapy with a chamber designed just for animals.

Frequently Asked Questions​

HBOT is an advanced medical treatment used for pets. It involves placing your pet in a specialized chamber where they breathe 100% oxygen, which is significantly more concentrated than the 21% found in room air and at a higher pressure than what we experience in the atmosphere. This level of oxygen provides enhanced healing benefits for a range of health conditions. Familiar to scuba divers for treating “the bends,” HBOT is now a transformative healing option for pets, too.

HBOT works by increasing both the oxygen concentration and atmospheric pressure in the treatment chamber. This process elevates the levels of oxygen in the blood, enabling healing oxygenation to reach and repair damaged tissues more effectively than under normal conditions. By providing oxygen under hyperbaric pressure, we ensure that oxygen can diffuse out of the red blood cells, a process that is compromised in injured and inflamed tissue. HBOT is particularly effective for treating conditions that are often considered difficult to treat, offering a path to recovery where traditional treatments might fall short.

Hyperbaric oxygen can be lifesaving for patients with emergent conditions, like:

  •       carbon monoxide toxicity
  •       smoke inhalation
  •       burns
  •       traumatic brain injuries
  •       spinal trauma
  •       muscle, tendon and ligament injuries
  •       bone fractures
  •       intervertebral disc disease
  •       blood clots (“saddle thrombus”)
  •       persistent, non-healing wounds, including those with multi-resistant infections
  •       decubital ulcers (pressure sores)
  •       compromised skin grafts and flaps
  •       osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  •       vasculitis (inflamed blood vessels)
  •       post-operative swelling

… and more, covering a spectrum of infections and inflammatory conditions!

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Jessica Penner
Jessica Penner
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"It’s going to be hard to top the amazing care at Petzoic! The team is amazing, knowledgeable and when you are all finished, you are confident that your pet had the gold standard of Veterinary care. The prices are very reasonable. I was SHOCKED to find out that it is privately owned by a group of Calgary residents! It’s nice to support local instead of a huge corporation. Highly recommend this Hospital! OH, and check out Petfinity too! These folks have literally thought of everything! 5 Stars!"
Shara Murray
Shara Murray
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"Timmy and Lexi had their initial appointments with the exceptional staff today! It was the most thorough examination they’ve ever received, and I’m grateful for switching to this outstanding facility. From the front desk to the vet and all the technicians, I’m confident my pups are in very capable hands."
Stephanie Jane
Stephanie Jane
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"Awesome vet. So gentle and friendly. The vet made sure to properly introduce himself to Luna before he started. Very reasonable pricing. Thank you so much. Luna is already doing better."
Alyssa Hilts
Alyssa Hilts
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"Petzoic is an incredible facility! A thoughtfully designed space with an amazing spot next door to make going to the vet a fun and memorable experience for both you and your pet. The equipment and veterinary space are like nothing I have seen before. State of the art equipment, extremely clean, and truly setting the bar high for what a Veterinary hospital experience can look like. This is not your average vet hospital!"
Maeve M
Maeve M
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"Incredible veterinary clinic with some of the best technology and staff. I had the ability to tour the facility upon their grand opening and it truly is an amazing facility. 10/10 would recommend taking your animals here for care!"
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"Had a dental done here on my dachshund. Very happy with the vet team, they did a great job."
Braydn Smith
Braydn Smith
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"Took care of my cat amazingly… also have you seen the dog park ?! It’s wild check it out"
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