Pet Oxygen Masks

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- Moline firefighters now have a new tool to help treat pets that have been exposed to smoke during a fire.

A veterinarian (Doctor John Weigandt) has given the fire department two sets of oxygen masks that are designed specifically to fit pets.

Typically, firefighters use the largest adult oxygen mask and try to make it work on pets to treat them after smoke inhalation, but they say the equipment doesn't adapt well.

The pet masks come in three different sizes to fit different size animals. Moline Fire Chief Rick Jewell says they're designed to work on any pet with a snout.


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