Basic Requirements for Successful Use of Pulse Oximetry on Animals
- The monitoring site must have a good peripheral pulse.
- The sensor should be securely attached, but should not inhibit perfusion.
- The monitoring site should be protected from excessive motion.
- Fur should be removed when necessary and highly pigmented areas avoided
- The sensor should be protected from extraneous light. Operation in direct sunlight is to be be avoided, or else the measuring site should be covered to prevent interference.