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Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Blitz, Apr 23, 2017.


  1. Blitz

    Blitz PetForums VIP

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    Does anyone else have their dog on a steroid inhaler and if so which one. How long have they been on it, has it worked and has the frequency been able to be reduced.
    Many thanks
     
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    Contact Fleur..she had Missy on them before she passed away.

    It was due to the house fire, but am sure she will give you excellent advice.

    If I wasn't on my phone I could do the @Fleur..but it doesn't work, and she doesn't come in health and nutrition.
     
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    Don't know if this will give you any help or information if you haven't seen it, there are several case histories further down too where the dogs mentioned seem to have been treated with various types of inhalers?

    https://www.breatheazy.co.uk/shop-h...nagement-of-suspected-airway-disease-in-dogs/
     
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    I had not found that one, thank you. A lot of the symptoms on the case histories were similar to Candy and the xray results and the treatment seems right. She was on prednisolone initially which did improve her but constant eating, drinking and loss of bladder control meant I could not carry on with it. The inhaler seems to have worked fairly well though I can hear her rasping away a bit when she is asleep. My vet said flixotide (which is very expensive and has stopped being prescribed routinely by my doctor) is the only steroid evohaler recommended and I think this article backs him up. I puff the inhaler with my finger over the end of the mask then stick it on her face so I hope I dont lose too much. The article seemed to be saying to puff it when it is already on the dog's nose.
     
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    Glad it was of help, its from a veterinary specialist so safe I should think to assume the advice on it is accurate. I think but not 100% that Fleur used a spacer with Missy I think like the type younger kids have when they cant use the pump alone.

    They seem to have special ones for dogs now too don't know if you saw those you probably did maybe even what you have already or similar.
    https://www.trudellmed.com/animal-health/aerodawg
    Actually maybe scrap that the aerodawg ones are £103 I checked on Amazon.

    There is this one that's for dogs that's half the price of the aerodawg called space doggy.
    https://www.amazon.com/SpaceDoggy-Included-Optimize-Medication-Delivery/dp/B01I45JT2W
     
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    My vet 'gave' me his dog's no longer needed aero dawg. If he asks for it back I will look at space doggy, I had not seen that so very useful to know. The flixotide is horrendously expensive, wish I could find a cheaper option.
     
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    I Thought the Flixotide might be a brand name which it does look like it is, the same as Ventolin is a brand name but the generic name for Ventolin/ the ingredient is salbutamol. My OH is asthmatic and there seemed to be a phase where the docs instead on giving him Ventolin actual brand they instead started giving him a generic salbutamol inhaler. I believe the generic versions are cheaper. I don't know anything about flixotide but looking at the online BNF entry for Flixotide it looks like the generic name is Fluticasone, then it mentions Accuhaler (dry powder for inhalation) Then it seems to mention an Accuhaler device, which seem to be all registered brand names under Flixotide. What I'm wondering is if like Ventolin which is the registered brand name and you can also get the generic equivalent salbutamol inhalers which I believe are cheaper, if or is there a generic Fluticasone equivalent to the branded Flixotide and Accuhalers that's cheaper. It may be something you have already asked your vet or explored but if not might be worth asking about perhaps?
     
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    Fleur Vassal to Lilly and Ludo

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    Missy was on ventolin (salbutamol)
    I can't remember the dosage - but if she had been on it long term I think it would of worked out cheaper to pinch my daughters prescription ;)
    She was on 2 doses a day plus if she had an episode of coughing/wheezing seemed to help her a lot from what I could see - sadly her lung damage was ireversable so it wasn't helping to fix her but it did offer her a lot of relieve.

    It does work on your phone ;)
     
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    I have ventolin for me so can use it on Candy if she needs it but understand the steroid inhalers are for long term use and the ventolin is for more acute use. SDH, I asked my vet to look into something else that was cheaper but he just went back to the vet school he gets advice from and they only use flixotide. I would use my steroid inhaler but it tastes foul and would not be fair on Candy. I tried to get my doctor to change me to flixotide but he wouldn't as they have been recommended not to use it any more (sure for expense). My doctor said he would put me on the powder one but that would be no use for Candy I assume as it would need another expensive device to administer it.
     
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