Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Respiratory: aerosol therapy

Synonym(s): Inhaled medication

Contributor(s): Yvonne McGrotty, Elizabeth Rozanski

Introduction

  • Pulmonary diseases, which are common in cats, may be:
  • In the treatment of inflammatory pulmonary disease, eg feline lower airway disease/asthma Allergic bronchitis, aerosol medication, either as sole therapy or adjunctive to systemic treatment and supportive care, may be an appealing option. To date, most recommendations on inhaled medications are based on opinion or extrapolated from human medicine.

Overview

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Anatomic differences

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Indications and complications

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Considerations

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Medications used

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references from VetMedResource and PubMed.
  • Galler A, Shilby, S, Bilek A, Hirt A (2013) Inhaled budesonide therapy in cats with naturally occurring chronic bronchial disease (feline asthma and chronic bronchitis). JSAP 54(10), 531-536 PubMed.
  • Leemans J, Kirschvink N, Clercx C, Snaps F, Gustin P (2012) Effect of short-term oral and inhaled corticosteroids on airway inflammation and responsiveness in a feline acute asthma model. Vet J 192(1), 41-48 PubMed.
  • Cohn L A, DeClue A E, Reinero C R (2008) Endocrine and immunologic effects of inhaled fluticasone propionate in healthy dogs. J Vet Intern Med 22(1), 37-43 PubMed.
  • Padrid P (2006) Use of inhaled medications to treat respiratory diseases in dogs and cats. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 42(2), 165-169 PubMed.
  • Schulman R L, Crochik S S, Kneller S K, McKiernan B C, Schaeffer D J, Marks S L (2004) Investigation of pulmonary deposition of a nebulized radiopharmaceutical agent in awake cats. Am J Vet Res 65(6), 806-809 PubMed.


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