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Flovent Inhaler for Pets

Like humans, dogs and cats can suffer from asthma and bronchitis. The symptoms are similar too – wheezing, coughing, and restricted breathing. Prescription Flovent HFA is an inhaled steroid that decreases swelling and irritation of the airways and can help your pet breathe easier.

  • Treats chronic bronchitis in dogs and cats and chronic feline asthma and sinusitis
  • Flovent has no demonstrated side effects
  • Most effective when used with the AeroKat or AeroDawg Aerosol Chambers

Flovent HFA (fluticasone) is an inhaled aerosol steroid that is proven effective in humans, as well as cats and dogs suffering from chronic asthma or bronchitis.  Your veterinarian can choose from three different strengths of Flovent for your pet.  A built-in dose counter on the canister makes it easy to track the number of doses left.  Using special feline and canine aerosol masks (sold separately) helps ensure that your pet receives the full dose of Flovent.

What you should know about the Flovent inhaler for pets:

  • Flovent takes 7-10 days to reach its full effect.
  • Be sure that the facemask you use to administer Flovent fits your pet properly – it should fit snuggly around the muzzle and corners of the mouth.
  • Be sure to check the dose meter regularly to ensure your pet is receiving a full dose of Flovent.

Flovent Inhaler for Cats and Dogs

Veterinarians prescribe Flovent HFA for dogs and cats that are suffering from bronchitis, sinusitis, and, particularly, asthma.  This inhaled medication helps reduce swelling and irritation in the airways of the lung so your dog or cat can breathe. The active ingredient in Flovent HFA, fluticasone, is a corticosteroid that’s proven to reduce inflammation, a major cause of constricted, difficult breathing.

Flovent HFA is prescribe for dogs and cats to control:

  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Sinusitis

Flovent HFA is a medication designed for ongoing use to control chronic conditions such as asthma and to prevent symptoms including wheezing, restricted breathing, and coughing. It is not a quick-relief inhaler and should not be used to treat sudden asthma attacks. Flovent HFA takes up to 10 days to reach full effect so you must administer it to your pet regularly for your pet to benefit from the medication.

Flovent has a relatively low incidence of side effects but it may cause some throat irritation, tiredness, and dizziness. If you observe any of these in your pet, contact your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian about how Flovent HFA should be used to control your pet’s particular condition.

The Flovent HFA canister contains a built-in dose counter so you can track the doses you administer to your pet. The propellant in Flovent HFA, hydrofluoroalkane (HFA), does not affect the ozone layer.

Administering Flovent HFA is easier and more effective when you use an aerosol mask designed specifically for cats and dogs. These masks, which are sold separately, are designed to fit snuggly around the muzzle so your pet receives a full dose of the medication.  The AeroKat and AeroDawg aerosol chambers are designed to work with inhalers including the Flovent HFA inhaler.  Both come with masks of different sizes so you can ensure the correct fit for your pet. 

Procedure for first time users purchasing fluticasone/albuterol:

  1. After your veterinarian has prescribed fluticasone (Flovent), albuterol (ProAirVentolin), or beclomethasone (QVAR), for your pet, place your order at VetRxDirect.com   2) During checkout fill out the requested information about your pet and your vet.
  2. VetRxDirect will contact your veterinarian, usually by fax, for prescription authorization.
  3. Once the prescription has been authorized by your veterinarian, the product(s) are shipped by GROUND SERVICE to your door. 
  4. You will receive your order within two to five weekdays, excluding holidays, from prescription authorization. 

NOTE: Trudell Medical International and VetRxDirect do not endorse this protocol.

It is provided as guidance for discussion with your veterinarian.

Dr. Phillip Padrid’s Protocols:

Why Use Flovent in Cats and Dogs:

  • No side effects! The inhaled steroid is not absorbed into the bloodstream
  • It is equally potent to oral prednisone 1mg/kg bid  

INDICATIONS of Flovent in Pets:

  • Chronic bronchitis in dogs
  • Chronic bronchitis in cats (daily cough)
  • Asthma with daily symptoms in cats
  • Chronic sinusitis in cats
  • Collapsed tracheas in dogs

WHAT ARE POTENTIAL PROBLEMS?

  • The drug takes about 7-10 days to reach full effect.
  • The face mask needs to be properly fit for the animal to ensure that the drug is being inhaled-it should snugly fit around the muzzle including the corners of the mouth.
  • It is expensive.
  • The pet parent may not be aware when the canister is empty, although, the dose counter on the product reduces this concern.

HOW TO USE Flovent in Pets:

  • Rx the 220 mcg. Dose as one puffs into AeroKat BID.
  • Dog or cat should breathe through mask and AeroKat for 7-10 seconds.
  • If the animal is currently symptomatic and can tolerate short term prednisone, begin 1mg/kg bid oral prednisone for 5 days concurrent with Flovent, then d/c the prednisone.
  • Demonstrate how to use the mask/AeroKat/drug in front of the owner, with their pet.
  • Have them demonstrate the same technique to you, in the office, with their pet, by themselves
  • This is a one person job
  • If the pet is doing well after two months on the 220 mcg dose, decrease to 110 mcg for another month.
  • The canister holds enough drug for one month if two puffs twice daily is followed.

 

You can find a human-labeled package insert which provides more detailed information on Flovent HFA Aerosol, Metered's indications, forms of administration, and side effects along with other clinical information by following the link below.

This information is written for product use in people, but may be helpful to you when giving the Flovent Inhalers to your pet.

Flovent (fluticasone propionate) Package Insert

 

Flovent's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist if you do not understand any of the information provided in this document or if you have any questions about Flovent Metered Inhalers.

 

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  • Q:

    My cat has taken Flovent (2 puffs) twice a day for 7 months and so far, so good. If it's not administered for 10 days while we're on vacation, is there a residual effect from her current dosage that will keep her going until our return?
    Asked on 5/11/2015 by Emily2

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    • A:

      This maintenance medication, Flovent, does require regular use for it to be effective. Please inform your veterinarian if you will be stopping therapy for a short period of time.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 5/19/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Which products are suggested for a dog that is 15 pounds
    Asked on 4/3/2015 by Cathi

    1 answer

    • A:

      Cathi,

      Flovent HFA inhaler is available in dosages of 44mcg, 110mcg and 220mcg per puff. Your veterinarian will determine the proper dose and frequency for your pet upon physical examination. Your veterinarian will assess the overall health of your dog, history and severity of airway disease, concomitant medications and goals of therapy when making this decision on what strength to choose. Speak with your veterinarian to determine the proper strength of Flovent HFA to order.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 4/17/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    I noticed it says orders over $39 are free shipping. The flovent price is $150 and says it doesn't qualify for free shipping, is this a glitch or does it fix itself at checkout?
    Asked on 2/27/2015 by takun24 from Michigan, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Because Flovent is an aerosol product, ground shipping is required. Therefore this product is not included under our free shipping offer. Only a few products are not included under our free shipping offer. We make sure to notify customers of these restrictions on the respective product pages. Thank you.

      Answered on 3/2/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    can you use the aerokat for a dog or are they totally different?
    Asked on 2/6/2015 by morrissey from Indian Rocks Beach, FL, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      The AeroKat and AeroDawg Small are similar products and can be used interchangeably, but a new device should be used for each pet. The AeroDawg comes with larger masks and is therefore not a substitute for the AeroKat.

      Answered on 2/9/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Is it safe to give Rimadyl for arthritis/pain along with the Flovent? 
    Asked on 1/19/2015 by 3Pugsss from Atlanta, GA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Rimadyl is in a class of medications called nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and is safe to use in pets that are being treated with the the oral inhaled corticosteroid, Flovent. Please consult your veterinarian before starting any new medications in your pet.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 1/27/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    We just bought our second dose at Costco here in Colorado. It was over $300.40. Does RxVet have coupons or any type of discounts? Mary Ann/Quincy's mom.
    Asked on 1/8/2015 by HewiQ from Broomfield, Colorado

    1 answer

    • A:

      We know that Flovent can be costly. We have competitive prices on the product and also offer coupons periodically by email. Make sure to sign up for our newsletter to receive these discount codes. Also, work with your pet's veterinarian to make sure you give the appropriate dose and frequency of the medication as this can sometimes help save a little too.

      Answered on 1/13/2015 by VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    what are side effects of Flovent HFa 110 mcg for dogs?
    Asked on 12/23/2014 by andrea from New York, NY, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Andrea,

      Flovent (fluticasone) is a human-labelled, corticosteroid aerosol used to reduce inflammatory activity found in the lungs and throat. In humans, common side effects observed with the use of this medication are fungal mouth infections and irritation to the the mouth and throat. Mouth infections are typically avoided by rinsing mouth with water. Having drinking water available for your pet may minimize this risk. Flovent is used as a maintenance drug for chronic tracheobronchial disease and feline asthma. If your pet experiences any acute breathing difficulties while on Flovent please consult your veterinarian for a medication that can help relieve these acute attacks.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 12/26/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    Hi!! Can we order Flovent inhaler medication without a prescription since our cat had asthma but we don't have money to go to vet??
    Asked on 10/17/2014 by Emmie from NY, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Emmie,

      No, unfortunately we cannot fill a prescription medication without a prescription from a veterinarian.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/21/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    what is the difference between mine and 1 for my cat ?i use ventolin hfa albuterol sulfate 90mcg ?
    Asked on 10/15/2014 by lindy 1964 from Lancaster County, PA, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      Flovent HFA contains fluticasone propionate, an inhaled topical corticosteroid, which is used in both humans and cats for inflammatory airway diseases like asthma or bronchitis. As a topical corticosteroid, fluticasone has potent anti-inflammatory effects in the airways through decreasing the production of any inflammatory molecules that may be present. Through this effect, the medication targets the underlying cause of most airway diseases, inflammation. The albuterol sulfate in Ventolin HFA is an inhaled topical bronchodilator. This medication works by temporarily relaxing smooth muscles in the airway that may be constricted due to irritation from inflammation or from inhalation of irritants. For this reason, Ventolin is commonly used as a “rescue” inhaler to open the airways, or used on an as needed basis, whereas Flovent is commonly used on a scheduled or daily basis. However, your pet’s veterinarian will decide which inhaler is most appropriate for your pet and how often that inhaler should be used.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 10/30/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
  • Q:

    what if my cat holds his breath while I try to give him flovent?
    Asked on 8/21/2014 by novemeno from Dallas, TX, United States

    1 answer

    • A:

      If there is trouble getting the medication delivered you can talk to your veterinarian about using a chamber such as the AeroKat Feline Aerosol Chamber to administer Flovent. This chamber allows the dose to be taken in over a few breaths after actuation of the inhaler. There is an Indicator that moves with respiration allowing you to see if the cat is breathing in the medication, ensuring that you have the chamber properly sealed against the face, and allows you to count breaths.

      Thank you,
      VetRxDirect

      Answered on 9/10/2014 by VetRxDirect from VetRxDirect
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We have used this for several months. It has helped our cat so much. We use it for a while and give him a break. It's easy to tell when he needs it again. Works great.

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I was able to save almost 100 dollars on the flovent for our dog. She has to use it to breath so this discount made it possible for me to give my dog a better life.

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This product was just as good as filling a pharmacy prescription, but much cheaper!

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My cat started having allergies and my Vet prescribed this inhauler. She started to get better after a couple of weeks. She has been using this for two years with no ptoblems.

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This product worked so quick. My 14 year old dog has been on it for over a year now & she is doing great!
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I'm trying everything I can to help my severely asthmatic kitty. The flovent seems to be helping him. With the Aerokat chamber (also ordered at the same time as the flovent) the product is easy to use on my cat. The only thing negative about this medication is the cost. Vetdirectrx can do nothing about this because it is still under patent, so there is not yet a generic form of it. However, it was a bit less expensive than the local pharmacies in my area.

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Flovent is helping my little girl breathe without problems! She's had asthma since she was little - who would've thought cats can have asthma. We started with 2 puffs twice a day and are down to 1 puff every other day now. No issues. Love this medicine!

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I've been buying Flovent from this site ever since my cat developed asthma. I know you can just get it from a pharmacy, but it's so easy to have them get the prescription from my vet and have it shipped to me. One inhaler is usually enough to last about a year. I hate the how expensive it is, and that generics only exist outside of the US, but at least it's only a once a year expense.

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We rely on vetrxdirect for our cat's Flovent inhaler that she needs every day for asthma. They are very reliable and make the whole prescription process super easy. We highly recommend this site.

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