Recently one of our Gimpy Dogs members needed to administer aerosol medication to her pup and purchased an Aerodawg Canine Aerosol Chamber from Amazon.
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"I don't know that there are many people on here with dogs who have respiratory issues, but I ordered this last week and it is perfect. I was afraid it would be flimsy, but it is just as sturdy as the one I have for myself and the seal around the inhaler is snug. A little desensitization training, lots of treats, and Bandit is getting used to it quite quickly.
Bandit has COPD and recently got kennel cough, which has been difficult to deal with. Thankfully the inhaler is helping a lot.
The directions are easy to follow, but it is exactly like a chamber for a human to use. The inhaler goes in one end and the mask goes over the dog's nose or nose and mouth. You depress the inhaler and hold the mask in place for 6 or 7 breaths.
There are pills you can give that help open the airways, but they do not act quickly and can't really be only used as needed. This stops the coughing fit within just a minute or two. I am asthmatic, so I know how quickly an inhaler works and thought it was a better choice long-term for Bandit."
Because it is a sturdy, medical grade aerosol chamber, we are giving this item 4-paws up.
It can be purchased from Amazon and comes in different sizes.