Tokyo Oxygen Bar For Dogs Offers Pick-Me-Up

Dog Oxygen Bar

Does your canine need an extra boost? Is she dragging her paws around the house? Perhaps they just need a breath of fresh air — or a burst of oxygen.

The Air Press, which has more than 20 oxygen bars across Japan, has opened its first oxygen bar specifically for dogs in Tokyo.

The dogs are placed in an air-tight cylinder and oxygen is pumped in the unit. A 30 minute oxygen treatment costs $18.

The owner of the dog oxygen bar said: “If you do not live in a city, you can let your dogs run around a huge place like in the highlands, freely. But in the Tokyo area, home space is very limited while dog walks are only occasional. So it will be very difficult for dogs to stay in good condition without this extra health support.”

Pet owners said their dogs enjoy the experience and they see a change in their dog’s attitude and energy level after a treatment at the oxygen bar. They said their dogs are enthusiastic and “barking with vigor.”

Source: Reuters

Photo: Akihabara News

9 Responses to “Tokyo Oxygen Bar For Dogs Offers Pick-Me-Up”

  1. nora says:

    That cute little spaniel looks a bit worried in the picture. I hope that after his oxygen treatment he really did feel better.

  2. furmom says:

    So if the dogs don’t get much chance to run around, wouldn’t a Doggy Gym be better for their health (and a funner business venture) than sitting in an oxygen tent?

  3. Nancy G. says:

    I think what these dogs need for a pick me up is the chance to live the life of an honest to gosh dog. Run through a field, smell interesting stuff, get a little dirty. The life these city dogs live must be so extremely unnatural to everything that makes them a dog- no activity, no smells, no mental challenges, anyone would get bored, stressed and depressed. Then to stick them in an isolated chamber, even more lacking in what a dog needs naturally, with the odd odor of strong oxygen [and it does have a bad small] is almost cruel. We have tried to make a living, sentient being with needs of their own into toys for our comfort and lifestyle, and it’s not fair to the dog. These oxygen chambers are only doing good for the guilty feelings of the owners, they are doing nothing for the dog’s mental well being. Try a run through a field, a splash thru a stream, or chasing a squirrel for a doggie pick me up. Things that have been bred into dogs for thousands of years.

  4. Gary says:

    Probably does not even have oxygen, a scam more than likely. If it was oxygen in that size tank, it can be very dangerous as to a fire or explosion.

  5. Lis says:

    Nancy, I thank you for explaining to me that my city dog is, despite all appearances, completely miserable.

    In fact, she has lots of activity, lots of smells. quite a few squirrels, chipmunks, birds, the occasional rabbit, dog friends to visit, cat friends to visit, new people to meet on a daily basis–and since we do live in a well-supplied urban area, training classes for us both to attend and learn new things on a fairly regular basis.

    Off-leash time only in a fenced yard, of course, and no doubt you find that outrageous, but there you are.

    Ozone has an odd and unpleasant odor. Oxygen is odorless and colorless.

    Gary and Nancy: Tokyo has had oxygen bars for humans for a couple of decades, now. They’re just extending the idea to serve the market of pet-lovers. After coming out of the oxygen tent, I suspect the dog is experiencing an oxygen jag. Whether this is good or not, I have my doubts, but many people in Tokyo seem to like it for themselves, so it’s natural that they’d want to share it with their dogs.

  6. Lynne says:

    Here’s a thought: why don’t we concentrate on cleaning up our air (worldwide) instead of paying someone for O2?

  7. Lynn says:

    Real smart…..putting your pet in a sealed chamber. Then there’s a power failure and whoever’s operating it isn’t around and the pet suffocates. Or the idiot operating the chamber doesn’t really know how to handle compressed oxygen and is clueless about hazards and kills the pet.

    DON’T DO IT.

    If you must, buy a hula hoop and teach your pet to jump through it if you live in a congested city without any available sidewalks or parks suitable for walking pets.

  8. Lis says:

    Lynn, while I agree that the oxygen bars are a really dumb idea–whether for people or pets–I do have to ask, have you ever been in a city? Sidewalks, we got. It’s suburbs and rural areas that tend not to have sidewalks. Parks, most cities got those, too. Even designated dog parks are fairly common. Open space other than dog parks where you could teach your dog how to jump through a hoop? Unless you have your own yard (not a given in cities), that’s harder to find.

    And, Lynne–dumb as I think the oxygen bars are, and as important as it is to clean up our air, any individual person, right now, has a limited ability to achieve an immediate solution, and so it’s normal, natural, and responsible to try to find ways to, right now, keep your pets healthy anyway. This particular way? Maybe not the best way, but, as I said, in Tokyo, they’ve been doing this for people for years. It may be dumb, but it doesn’t stem from a lack of concern for their pets.

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