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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Can i use my inhaler salbutamol solphate on my labrador

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can i use my inhaler salbutamol solphate on my labrador ? she is 13 and got adrenal tumor . now off food for 2 days . whem walked was taking a long time allthough happy but struggles to catch her breath . please help ! also she is on tramadol 50 twice a day . ( i stopped using that 3 month ago as she was showing no symptoms . only past 2 days she seems worse off.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
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I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. No, unless I could confirm that Maya would benefit from such a potent bronchodilator and that there weren't pre-existing conditions that would contraindicate the use of salbutamol such as cardiac dysrhythmias (irregular heart rates) or dysfunction, seizure disorders, hypertension or hyperthyroidism, such dosing should be avoided.
My primary concern is that that tumor has metastasized to her lungs. X-rays of her chest are indicated. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.