Idea Exchange: Use muzzles to help secure face masks

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Nov 01, 2010
By dvm360.com staff

To make a hands-free anesthesia face mask, we place a soft dog muzzle over the front of the mask and then attach the anesthetic hose to the front. We then secure the muzzle strap behind the patient's ears. The masks are easy to put on and take off at a moment's notice. I have used the small dog muzzle for a cat-sized face mask, and it fits perfectly.

Jenni Phillips, CVT
Zimmerman, Minn.