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Dramamine and dogs

Discussion in 'Veterinary' started by rexosaurus, Jun 2, 2008.

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  1. rexosaurus

    rexosaurus CSU PVM c/o 2012 2+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2007
    Ft. Collins, CO
    Hi everyone,

    I was hoping to gain perspective on giving children's dramamine to dogs to prevent motion sickness on long car rides. I have heard it is effective, but am not sure that this is an appropriate route to take. I have also heard ginger cookies/candies can reduce motion sickness in dogs. I am mostly concerned because my pup gets carsick sometimes and we will have to go on a long trip soon. I don't want to have to gork him with acepromazine...

    Thanks for your responses!
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  3. Starwrecker

    Starwrecker 2+ Year Member

    Jan 20, 2008
    Ames, IA
    Long time ago when I had my first shepherd he got dramamine on trips. Just got back from a trip and gave my 4 month GSD pup (~50 pounds) dramamine to help his car sickness both ways and it worked and he seemed fine. Can't say that I called the vet about it this time, but like I said it worked and he's still his normal self. :)
  4. Mylez

    Mylez Member 5+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2006

    Before I left for vet school there was a drug that was announced by some company (Pfizer?) for motion sickness in dogs. I think it was prescribed for anti-vomiting for cases such as parvo. Of course I can't remember the drug, but it did come in pill form and I think it had good reviews...

    I'm sure someone on here will know the name.
  5. mavtwi

    mavtwi UIUC Class of 2011 2+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2007
    Yeah, the drug you are thinking of is called Cerenia (maropitant citrate) from Pfizer. From what I understand it only has to be given once a day (instead of every 4-6 hour redosing for long trips) which is nice.

    I have also seen vets presecribe Meclizine for the same thing.
  6. chris03333

    chris03333 Veterinarian 7+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2005
    Rex you know better than to ask for veterinary advice on this forum!

    Ask your vet:thumbup:
  7. freyamaxine

    freyamaxine 2+ Year Member

    Sep 11, 2007
    Melbourne Australia
    I think ginger is good for motion sickness in humans. Not sure about dogs.

    When I went on a tall ship for a week my mum got me motion sickness pills where the main ingredient was ginger.
  8. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2005
    Ivory Tower

    Correct. :)

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