Just like in humans, motion sickness and vomiting are never pleasant and can even be an anxiety-producing experience for pets.1

It’s important to note that pets can vomit for a variety of reasons including motion sickness; infectious diseases; diseases of the kidneys, liver, pancreas, stomach, and intestines; eating things they shouldn't such as foreign objects, human food, certain plants, and toxic chemicals; and certain medications.

Cerenia® (maropitant citrate) may help

Cerenia is the first FDA-approved veterinary medication to safely and effectively treat vomiting in dogs and cats. Cerenia also effectively helps prevent vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs.*

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Does your dog show these signs of motion sickness?

Does Your Dog Get Car Sick?

Canine motion sickness is quite common and affects 48% of dogs.3 This can discourage some pet parents from taking their dogs along for the ride, or even end up delaying grooming, training, and medical care. Let Cerenia help you and your dog enjoy life every day, without the worry of vomiting due to car sickness.

Signs of motion sickness in dogs:

  • Excessive lip licking
  • Excessive panting
  • Inactivity
  • Shaking
  • Dry Heaving / vomiting
  • Drooling
  • Whining
  • Yawning
  • Bracing stance

Cerenia can help with vomiting due to canine motion sickness

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Should I give my dog Dramamine® or Benadryl®?

Most medications that treat motion sickness, like Dramamine® and Benadryl®, are formulated for humans. These medications are not approved by the FDA to treat motion sickness in dogs and may also produce unwanted side effects like drowsiness.

See how Cerenia compares to other medications:* Cerenia (maropitant citrate)
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Treat & Prevent Your Dog's Acute Vomiting

Cerenia is the #1 choice among veterinarians for the prevention of acute vomiting in dogs.2 Veterinarians turn to Cerenia injectable to help prevent vomiting in dogs before surgery when opioids are used as a preanesthetic.

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Treat & Prevent Acute Vomiting in Cats

Cerenia injectable is the #1 choice among vets for the treatment of vomiting in cats.2

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Vomiting in Cats

Cats throw up for a number of reasons, so a veterinarian is best suited to determine when vomiting is a concern. It's important to keep an eye on though, as some of the more serious reason cats vomit stem from diseases of the kidney, liver, pancreas, stomach, intestines and thyroid; infectious diseases, including parasites; and eatings things they shouldn't such as strings or something toxic. We recommend contacting your veterinarian if you notice any of the following in your cat:

  • Diarrhea
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Lack of appetite or thirst
  • Lack of energy
  • Dehydration

Cerenia injectable is the first FDA-approved treatment for vomiting in cats. Cerenia addresses your cat’s immediate needs, which gives your vet the time and space to determine the underlying cause behind your cat’s vomiting.

Frequently Asked Questions

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: See Prescribing Information. Use CERENIA Injectable subcutaneously for acute vomiting in dogs 2 to 4 months of age or either subcutaneously or intravenously in dogs 4 months of age and older.  Use CERENIA Tablets for acute vomiting in dogs 2 months and older, and for prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs 4 months and older. Safe use has not been evaluated in cats and dogs with gastrointestinal obstruction, or those that have ingested toxins.  Use with caution in dogs with hepatic dysfunction. Pain/vocalization upon injection is a common side effect. In people, topical exposure may elicit localized allergic skin reactions, and repeated or prolonged exposure may lead to skin sensitization.

Benadryl® is a registered trademark of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. or one of its affiliated companies. Dramamine® is a registered trademark of Prestige Brands Holdings, Inc. or its licensors. Bonine® is a registered trademark of Insight Pharmaceuticals LLC.

*Dramamine®, Bonine®, Benadryl® and herbal supplements have not been tested and approved by the FDA-CVM for use in dogs.

  1. Conder 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.
  2. Data on file, Cerenia A&U Report March 2020. Zoetis Inc.
  3. Custom Motion Sickness and Noise Aversion Omnibus Pet Owner Quantitative Research Report, December 2018.

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