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Treatment Name: Advair Diskus etc. (fluticasone; salmeterol)

Treatment Type: Medications

Rated for: Labrador Retriever

Effectiveness
5.0
/ 5
Easy to use
0.5
/ 5

Hard to use

Jennifer Peters DVM DABVP canine and feline

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Grass Valley, California, United States

Posted Aug. 7, 2018

There is often times a severe inflammatory component in pneumonia and steroids can help improve oxygen absorption by decreasing inflammation along the airways. Direct lung steroids (inhalers) are excellent because it limits the total amount of steroids being used in the body by delivering a smaller dose directly to the lung. This decreases suppression of the immune system.
the advair diskus is a powder form and getting a dog to inhale this properly is nearly impossible. The actuated inhalers used through a one way valve mask would be much more successful.

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