Treatment Type: Medications
Rated for: Labrador Retriever
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.