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    Default Make Your Own Isoflourine Tank

    Excellent design for a transport tank that can be hooked up to isoflourine once you get to your vet's office, or used as a nebulizer at home. Provided by our member Kat762.

    1. Take bottom part of tube that feeding syringe comes in.



    2. Cut the smaller end to where the ISO hose just fits in.

    3. After knocking them out in an ISO tank, put ISO hose in small end of feeding tube,( may have to wrap with surgical tape to fit tight ), remove patient from tank and have the tech or owner hold wide end over patient's nose while Dr works in mouth.
    ( shown below with fake squirrel )



    This works perfectly, we used it many times,as always watching the patient to make sure they keep breathing.

    For homemade ISO tank, take Rubbermaid container and cut hole to fit ISO tube ( shown with quarter )




    and next to a gallon of tea



    I found it easiest to transport my girl in the tank from home in it and just hook it up when we arrived





    when you make the hole, it must be toward the BOTTOM of the tank, like mine is. Isoflourine is lighter than oxygen, so it flows up.

    (We learned this the hard way, my first tank-the hole was near the top,and it was REALLY hard to get Andi to go to sleep.ISO is costly, so the vet was getting ticked off. I researched it online and sure enough,viola !)


    Hope this helps anyone who may need it.

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    Default Re: Make Your Own Isoflourine Tank

    IR, for posting your tank. I,for one, am an avid DIYer, love a good idea-especially one that helps make things easier for my babies. Hurray for the guy that invented the plastic bins, so much you can do with one!
    Anne
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    Default Re: Make Your Own Isoflourine Tank

    Can't take the credit, Anne -- it's Kat762's brilliant invention!
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