A new larger oxygen tent has been launched designed especially for breathless brachycephalic breeds.

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The new larger Smart Oxygen aims to help brachycephalic breeds breathe easy.

Manufacturer MDC has introduced a larger version of its Smart Oxygen tent to house popular brachycephalic breeds, such as the shih-tzu and Boston terrier, after receiving regular requests from vets asking for a larger version.


The original product had been used to treat cases of dyspnoea in cats, birds, exotics and other animals since its release in 2014.

MDC director Melvyn Driver said: “Vets told us being able to provide oxygen quickly and economically to flat-nosed dogs in respiratory crisis was essential, and restraint and masking can cause further distress.


“It was a relatively easy process for us to scale up a product we already knew was working so well, but it’s saddening to think we have had to create a product for a condition that I understand, with careful breeding, need not occur.”

The Smart Oxygen tent is available online or from your wholesaler and will be on display at this year’s BSAVA Congress on stand 617.

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2 months 12 days ago

It is sad. But these “oxygen tents” should be used with care to avoid overheating in agitated dogs.

2 months 8 days ago

Hi Alasdair – we’ve done trials on this issue (some suggested the opposite and said patients could get too cold) and have found that the change in temperature is negligible during the maximum recommended period of use (2 hours). If anyone experiences anything different, MDC would be very pleased to hear from them so that the problem can be addressed. info@MDCexports.co.uk


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