We know many of you have found success using the AeroKat Inhaler combined with a metered dose inhaler for asthma treatment in your cat. Your veterinarian may have suggested the spacer during an examination of your wheezing and coughing cat, common symptoms of asthmatic cats, or you may have asked your veterinarian about alternatives to prednisone injections or pills because of the unwanted side effects.
Cleaning AeroKat Instructions
As successful as the AeroKat has been when used for feline asthma, here at VetRxDirect, we get a lot of questions about cleaning AeroKat Aerosol Chamber. We always suggest to follow the manufacturer’s cleaning instructions included with the spacer. If you’ve misplaced your copy, you can find the AeroKat Instructions for Use and Cleaning PDF from the manufacturer, Trudell Animal Health.
Today, we wanted to share with you the most common issue other AeroKat customers have shared with us when they clean their pet’s Feline Aerosol Chamber- A stuck Flow-vu Indicator.
The Flow-vu Indicator’s job is to provide a visual cue to you when your cat takes a breath. It allows you to count the number of breaths and may help you make a satisfactory seal between your pet’s muzzle and the mask.
While this piece of the AeroKat is not critical to the delivery of inhalers, it can be challenging to confirm your pet is breathing in his or her medication without the indicator. This is why the minor issue of a stuck indicator makes for a bad day. No worries, if your pet’s spacer indicator should stick after washing, simply wash it again, but this time allow the spacer to completely dry with the indicator open. This is done by drying the mask adapter with the mask side down.
With proper cleaning and occasional replenishment of the replacement mask, your cat’s AeroKat should last the life of your pet.
And of course, these directions are useful and can be used for the AeroDawg as well.
If your veterinarian has recommended a spacer and puffer for your asthmatic cat, or if you need a replacement mask, please visit our AeroKat product page. We offer free, fast same-day shipping from Iowa and expedited shipping options are available as well. We also sell the most common inhaler medications like Flovent and Albuterol.
Have you been using an AeroKat? Do you have any suggestions on how to wash the device? Maybe you have hints on how to introduce the spacer to cats? Leave a message in the comments section below and we all can learn from experience.
Have a great day,