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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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He is not responding well to 1/4 pill of terbutaline 2x a

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He is not responding well to 1/4 pill of terbutaline 2x a day. He gets 0.5ml of prednisolone. He is a large cat. I have albuterol and an aerokat can I give him tht?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the cat?
Customer: Asnatha
JA: Where does Asnatha seem to hurt?
Customer: Asthma
JA: Can you see anything that looks wrong or different?
Customer: He gasps for air, falls asleep and then gets up to eat/ He looks very uncomfortable.
JA: How old is Asnatha?
Customer: Mango is 18 yrs old.
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Asnatha?
Customer: I took him to an emergency vet over the weekend and he was put into a 100% oxygenk cage. The cost was close to $1,000.00. What else can I do to make him more comfortable?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. To answer you directly, yes, albuterol 90-100 ug per actuation can be used before administering fluticasone or in emergencies, every 30 minutes for up to 4-6 hours. Chronic use of albuterol isn't recommended as it can worsen airway inflammation in cats. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin