Pulse Oximetry Monitor
If your pet has an issue with breathing or if they happen to be undergoing surgery with a general anesthetic, a pulse oximeter is a great option for monitoring their heart rate and blood oxygen levels. We often will utilize this in any situations where there is a pet in respiratory distress as well.
The pulse oximeter is an instrument that measures the oxygen saturation of you pet’s red blood cells (to be more specific, its hemoglobin). It is an extremely sensitive instrument that gives us an indication of problems that may be arising long before your pet suffers any ill effects. In addition to measuring oxygen saturation, it measures heart rate, pulse character, and respiration.