Living with asthma and bronchitis shouldn't mean a lifetime of side effects.
When you cannot breathe, nothing else matters.
Unfortunately, our animal friends cannot always tell us how they are feeling or when they need help. That is why it is important to manage their respiratory conditions with effective treatments that can help their breathing problem without introducing other health complications.
Our aerosol spacer chambers enable the use of inhaled medications to manage your pet’s respiratory symptoms. Inhaled medications deliver drugs directly to the lungs – where they are needed. Targeted delivery limits side effects, which can be common with regular use of oral or injectable steroids.
The Trudell Animal Health chambers can help you feel confident that you are helping your pet breathe better and live better.
Asthma, Bronchitis, and Other Respiratory Diseases in Animals
Respiratory conditions in animals can be common. Asthma affects around 5% of cats, 14% of horses, and up to 50% of racehorses. While dogs do not strictly get asthma as they do not have reactive airways, they do get bronchitis, collapsed trachea, and rhinitis. And short snouted, or brachycephalic dogs frequently have respiratory problems.
Common symptoms of these conditions can include coughing, wheezing, panting, and reductions in physical activity. Coughing can be infrequent but persistent, which can sometimes lead cat parents to mistakenly believe the cough results from hair balls (learn more about hairballs).
The typical cause of these symptoms is airway inflammation, which is often controlled using corticosteroids. These steroids can be delivered to your pet systemically (oral pills, injections, topically) or through inhalation.
Just like children, animals can use inhaled steroids too!
Inhaled steroids such as fluticasone (learn more) target the lungs directly, requiring 25 times less concentration than systemic steroids like prednisone, prednisolone, or dexamethasone. These systemic steroids must be delivered in high concentrations as they are first metabolized by the body before circulating through the blood where only some of it reaches the lungs. The rest ends up in other areas of the body which can cause short and long term health problems and behavioral side effects.
If you have ever been on oral steroids, you may have felt “off” or less in control of your emotions. Our animal friends can feel the same but have no way of letting us know. For these reasons, inhaled steroids are preferred for long term disease management in both children and animals.
We love our furry friends as much as we love any member of our family. However, animals have different characteristics than people. Developed by Trudell Medical International, the makers of the AeroChamber* brand of chambers for humans, the AeroKat*, AeroDawg* , and AeroHippus* Chambers were designed specifically to meet the unique needs of animals and their owners.
Designed to generate more particles that are of the ideal size to reach the lower airways
Unique valves open and close to match the respiratory capability of the animal
Holds the medication longer to give animals more time to inhale
Fits animals, not people. Helps prevent gaps in mask seal and loss of medication
Non-stick masks don’t pull on hair or fur
Feedback Flow-Vu* indicator provides feedback on correct use when your pet can’t
No force feeding or hiding pills in food
Well accepted and can be used with any
metered dose inhaler
Make Every Puff Count
Our chambers offer greater drug availability for a longer time. This helps your animal get the right dose while reducing medication waste and helping save on your annual respiratory medication costs.
More time means better performance:
Enables you to puff the inhaler before applying the mask
Ensures enough time for the 7-10 breaths needed to empty the chamber
Ensures animals who hold their breath will still get medication
** The links to online pharmacies are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or support of the drug product or content of those sites. Drug prices are monthly costs for 120ug(125ug) Flovent† HFA. Get 10.00 off for any purchase of inhaler product, onetime use only at canadianpharmacyworld.com (see their site for full details) ALWAYS consult and follow the instructions of your veterinarian before giving your animal any medication! Only use inhalers as prescribed by your veterinarian.