|Purred: Fri Aug 1, '14 9:23am PST |
|Here is a good web site all about feline asthma: http://www.fritzthebrave.com/
Inhaled medicines, such as Flovent, are preferred for most cats. You need to use a special cat inhaler to administer the medicine. The Aerokat is popular. Long term steroid use can cause other health issues in *some* cats, such as steroid induced diabetes which may be temporary. Ask the vet about inhaled medicine.
Sometimes asthma doesn't show up on x rays as "donut holes" There are other ways to diagnose asthma, such as a tracheal wash.
BTW, diabetes is a very manageable disease if you are willing to learn and do everything that is involved in the treatment Treatment may not involve insulin injections but it depends on the cat and blood glucose levels. Insulin may only be needed for a short time before the diabetes can be diet controlled and/or the cat goes off steroids.
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