Ventolin and Dogs
The drug Ventolin is often used for the treatment of such diseases as bronchitis and asthma within dogs and cats. The medication is intended to widen the airways during a bronchospasm, thus improving the problems with breathing. The medication is available in the form of an oral product and also in the form of an aerosol.
The problems with breathing arise in the result of the compression of the smooth muscles in the airways, when there is a barrier for the flows of the air in the airways. The problems with breathing usually arise in the result of bronchospasms, which often occur during asthma.
The drug Ventolin, which is a bronchodilator, helps to relax the smooth muscles in the airways and suppresses the symptoms of asthma. This medication is a β2-selective agonist.
The medication Ventolin is available in various forms. It can be taken in the form of a syrup or pill. When taking the medication orally the effect usually begins in about two hours. When the medication is taken in the form of a drug for inhaling, aerosol, then the effect usually comes in five minutes and the action of the drug for people usually lasts from three to six hours.
Ventolin is a prescription medication, so it can only be obtained according to the prescription of a veterinarian or you can get it from your veterinarian.
In general, this medication is not intended for the treatment of animals, but it can be legally prescribed by your veterinarian if your animal has particular indications.
When treating dogs and cats, the medication Ventolin can be prescribed by your veterinarian if the animal is suffering from such diseases as asthma or bronchitis, as well as hyperkalemia in the result of renal failure.
In general, the medication Ventolin is effective and safe, but for some animals it may cause the occurrence of some side effects. It is not allowed to use Ventolin if the animal has an allergy to this medication and its components. If the animal suffers from heart diseases, then Ventolin should be used with a particular caution.
Possible side effects may include: nervousness, anxiety, problems with the gastrointestinal tract. Consult your veterinarian if you noticed that your animal’s state has changed.
If your animal has the following conditions, then it can mean that there was an overdose: tachycardia, tremor, cardiac arrhythmias, depression, vomiting.
You should consult your animal doctor about the drugs that can affect the action of Ventolin if the animal receives a combination of medications. You should know that the drug Ventolin can interact with other drugs.
The medication Ventolin is available in the form of aerosol, tablets and syrup. You can choose the form, which is appropriate for your animal.
Never use the medication during your animal’s treatment without consulting your veterinarian. Only the veterinarian can prescribe an oral dose of the drug, do not choose the dosage yourself, as it can lead to dangerous consequences. In general, the dosage of the medication depends on the weight of the animal. Usually within dogs, the oral dose is 0.05 mg per 1 kg with a frequency of approximately 4 times a day.
The Ventolin medication in the form of an aerosol is usually used for cats suffering from feline asthma.
The duration of taking the drug Ventolin depends on many factors. They may include the common duration of the treatment. An important role is also played by the reaction of the animal's organism to the medication and its components.