Is there an inhaler that can be used in cats?

Our question this week was:

Dr. Debra – I have a cat that has asthma. I heard that there was in inhaler that can be used – do you know anything about it?

Regards,

Sarah Miller – Santa Fe, NM

Answer

Dear Sarah,

Thanks for your email. Inhalation therapy has been used in cats to treat asthma. It is most commonly used when an acute asthmatic crisis occurs at home or in the veterinary hospital. Many cat owners can learn to use an inhaler at home.

Articles that might be helpful to you are "Asthma in Cats and Inhaler use in Cats. These talk about medications used and other treatments.

Best of luck,

Dr. Debra

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