Dr. Debra – What is a MDI?

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – I have a cat with asthma and my vet recommended a MDI. Can you explain to me what this is?


Betsie B. – Little Rock AK


Betsie, thanks for email. A MDI stands for metered dose inhaler. It is the classic inhaler that you see people with asthma or other respiratory diseases use. They can also be used in cats. I have a good article about how to use a MDI – Go to Using a MDI in cats. I think this will answer your questions.

Best of luck with your cat.

Dr. Debra

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