Re: CAT HAS ASTHMA, NO VET AVAILABLE
Emergency vet, even if an hour or more away.
What is the oral med? Oral predisone is not quick acting, but will hopefully kick in ater 45 minutes to an hour.
Do you have a cat mask and rebreather for the inhaler? What type of inhaler are you using? The new HFA (the propelant) require wasting anywhere from 1 to 4 puffs before using, if the inhaler was't used in the last some many days (varies with each inhaler).
If you don't have a mask, a clear plastic tub (large enough for the cat to fit) with a tight fitting lid might do in a pinch. Put the cat in the tub, use the inhaler several times while holding it in the tub, quickly, and close the lid. I would do a few extra puffs as the medicine will spread around the inside of the tub and be wasted. Watch the cat closely and after he takes several breaths, he can come out.
Go in the bathroom withyour cat and turn on the shower (hot) and let the steam build up. this doesn't help all cats, but it is worth a try.
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