The main ingredient in cerenia is maropitant citrate.
Cerenia is available by prescription in 16 mg, 24 mg, 60 mg and 160 mg tablets that can be given once daily
two days in a row and then again after two days if necessary. Frequency is something that will be important to discuss
with your veterinarian as it may vary depending upon your pet's particular needs and specific health issues.
Cerenia tablets are available for pet owners to purchase online with a
prescription from their veterinarian.
There is also a cerenia injection available for veterinarians for use as they may determine during times of
acute vomiting for various reasons not necessarily related to motion.
Cerenia is also used sometimes to
help prevent vomiting due to chemotherapy. The cerenia injection is not as readily available online as the tablets,
but, some pharmacies will sell the injectable directly to your veterinarian. In general, the injectable variety,
now approved for cats too, is given by veterinarians in the clinic to help acute vomiting issues in the clinic and
the tablets can be given by pet owners to continue therapy as needed at home.
Giving Cerenia Tablets To Your Dog
According to Pfizer, cerenia is most effective when given after one hour of fasting and two hours before travel.
However, it is okay to give cerenia with a little bit of food but Pfizer advises to stay away
from fatty foods such as hot dogs. They also advise that dogs taking cerenia for motion sickness should be at least 16 weeks of age. Dosage will vary according
to your dog's weight and your veterinarian should know what amount to prescribe.