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Managing Motion Sickness and Vomiting in Dogs With Cerenia

When a beloved pet vomits, it raises concern for their caregivers and further, it causes anxiety in pets. 1 Motion sickness in pets is not uncommon. In fact, in addition to taking a car ride, your furry friend may vomit for a number of reasons.


Signs of motion sickness or carsickness in dogs may present itself through nausea, licking their lips, shaking, vomiting, drooling excessively, whining or whimpering, yawning, nervousness and diarrhea.

A pet owner, and Valley Vet Supply customer, explained the earliest car sickness symptoms her dog would show. “Millie would have excessive salivation in the car and become really quiet, and then she would throw up. This would happen even on a short trip,” shared Arlene Robinson.


If your dog vomits, or if your dog keeps throwing up, it’s important to consider the number of different causes that may be leading to their discomfort. Pets may experience vomiting due to:

  • Motion sickness
  • Ingesting a foreign object, plant or toxic chemical
  • Having enjoyed human food (especially fatty, rich food)
  • Certain medications
  • Infectious diseases
  • Diseases of the kidneys, liver, pancreas, stomach and intestines
  • Knowing your pet, and their environment, look about to see if anything may be out of place that could lead to a clue to the cause. Keep in mind: Any signs your pet has demonstrated, or clues, may help your veterinarian diagnose their cause of vomiting and discomfort. Should a pet have ingested a foreign object, it’s possible an X-ray, or further veterinary care, may be needed to avoid a harmful impaction.

    Prevention and Treatment

    Understanding Millie’s trouble with car sickness, her owner shared, “I was planning a longer trip, and I knew she wouldn’t be comfortable making the drive to see our family in a neighboring state. I scheduled an exam with our veterinarian. She helped Millie to be more comfortable by giving her a prescription for Cerenia, which would help with her motion sickness. It really works,” stated Robinson. “She did not have any problem at all with car sickness during our trip.” 

    “Cerenia provides effective control of nausea in dogs due to causes such as motion sickness,” says Tony Hawkins, DVM, Valley Vet Supply technical service veterinarian.

    With the help of your veterinarian, you can provide reprieve for your pet. Available with a veterinarian’s prescription at, you can find anti nausea medication for dogs to give your pet the comfort and relief they deserve.

    Look to Cerenia to Help a Dog Vomiting

    While it is not unheard of for pets to be given motion sickness medication for humans, beware that those can present risk. The reason being is that these medications are not FDA-approved to treat motion sickness in dogs, and they can produce unwanted side effects, including severe drowsiness.

    Look to Cerenia, the first FDA-approved veterinary medication to help prevent vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. When you are looking to provide your pet the reprieve they need, you can trust in Cerenia, which is the No. 1 choice among veterinarians for the prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs.2 Studies show Cerenia prevented 93% of motion sickness vomiting cases.3 Cerenia Tablets are given once daily, as needed. They are conveniently scoured for easy dosing, effective for approximately 24 hours and non-drowsy. Millie’s owner states, “I would recommend speaking with your veterinarian about your pet’s motion sickness, and I would recommend asking them about Cerenia for dogs. I think it’s a wonderful product, and anything that can keep our dogs more comfortable is important.”

    “Valley Vet tries to make it as easy as possible for you or your veterinarian to call in a prescription or send in a prescription. There are several different ways that can happen, by fax, email or phone call. As the client, you can actually go online and order the medication, and then Valley Vet will just send that prescription authorization directly to your veterinarian,” says Dr. Hawkins.

    Work closely with your veterinarian to help dogs with motion sickness. Speak with your veterinarian today, and buy Cerenia online at


    • 1Conder GA, Sedlacek HS, Boucher JF, Clemence RG. Efficacy and safety of maropitant, a selective neurokinin one receptor antagonist, in two randomized clinical trials for prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2008;31(6):528-532.
    • 2Data on file, Cerenia A&U Report March 2020. Zoetis Inc.
    • 3Conder GA, Sedlacek HS, Boucher JF, Clemence RG. Efficacy and safety of maropitant, a selective neurokinin 1 receptor antagonist, in two randomized clinical trials for prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2008;31(6):528-32. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2885.2008.00990.x
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