Cat Asthma Treatment Cost
Common oral corticosteroids prescribed for cat asthma include prednisone, prednisolone, and methylprednisolone. Prednisolone has higher bioavailability in cats and is generally preferred over prednisone2. Methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol) is also a common injectable form of corticosteroid used to treat cat asthma3. A study evaluating the effect of fluticasone on the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (HPAA) in cats showed no suppression of the axis with 3 available doses (treatment q12h with 44 μg per actuation, 110 μg per actuation, or 220 μg per actuation). 7 This study also found that all 3 doses were equally efficacious for reducing eosinophilic airway inflammation in experimentally induced allergic asthma.