Would it be okay to give my 1 yr old pug who weighs about 30 lbs a children's chewable formula Dramamine? We are getting ready to take a 7 hr trip and the poor little guy get car sick every time he get in a car.
Type of Dog: PugDog's Gender: MaleDog's Age: Less than 1Name of Dog: PeanutWhat have you tried so far?: ginger snap cookies, and some medicine from GNC to no avail.
Welcome! I would be happy to assist you. I am a 2003 graduate from UC Davis and a Medical Director of a veterinarian practice.Hello, For motion sickness:To help with nausea and motion sickness, many vets will recommend giving Meclizine:Meclizineor DramamineA wonderful medication for motion sickness AND nausea, is Cerenia (a once a day medication):CereniaSpecific dosing directions for dramamine are in the link above.Also, take some Pepcid A.C. antacid with you as well to help with nausea. Pepcid A.C. (famotidine) comes in 10mg, 20mg, or 40mg tablets. You can give it every 12 hours. You can give 0.5mg per pound of body weight. So, a 20 pound dog would get 10mg. Hope that info helpsPlease remember to select a feedback rating before you leave. Good LuckDr. Andy__________________________________________________________Before rating – Please remember to select REPLY TO EXPERT if for any reason you need more information. I would be happy to try and be of the greatest assistance possible. Please remember to leave feedback by selecting a SMILEY FACE followed by Submit.Bonuses are greatly welcomed if the answer is helpful. Providing a rating is the only way for an expert to receive credit from Justanswer for their time. Greatly appreciated if you select a rating BEFORE you leave. If for any reason the rating box is not visible or you are unable to provide a rating, please let me know. If you feel the need to rate “bad” or “poor”, please stop and reply to me via REPLY TO EXPERT, so I may provide additional information or answer further questions.After we conclude this chat, I can be requested for additional questions through my profile, so remember to select my profile link in the future or add me to your bookmarks:Dr. AndyREMEMBER: Even after you submit feedback, you can still review our discussion or reply if needed. Unfortunately, I cannot legally prescribe medications or offer a definitive diagnosis without performing a physical examination, which is necessary to establish a client-patient-doctor relationship. Any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet.
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Hi,I'm just following up on our conversation about Peanut. How is everything going?Dr. Andy
It didn't work, he still got sick and threw up.
Sorry to hear that. For the future, I really like Cerenia at the higher dose (a vet must prescribe), especially if the motion sickness is that bad. Dr. AndyCerenia for Motion Sickness