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Can transdermal scopaline be used on a 4 month old golden

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Can transdermal scopaline be used on a 4 month old golden retriever puppy for motion sickness. No other prescribed meds have worked
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with the dog?
Customer: Can transdermal scopaline be used on a 4 month old golden retriever puppy for motion sickness. Other prescribed meds have not worked
JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt?
Customer: Vomiting, motion sickness
JA: Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: No this was motion sickness related
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Dylan
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Dylan?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.

Hi there,

I'mCustomerand I would be glad to help with your question about Dylan's motion sickness. Transdermal scopolamine patches don't work well in dogs and are not recommended. Instead, I would recommend Cerenia which is excellent for prevention of motion sickness. You can read more about this drug here: http://cerenia.com/

Cerenia tablets should be administered a minimum of two hours prior to travel along with a small amount of food (i.e. feeding a full meal prior to travel is not advised). The medication works to prevent nausea/vomiting for a full 24 hours after it is administered. It is a prescription drug and will need to be prescribed by Dylan's vet, but even if your vet doesn't stock the medication, he/she can still approve an online purchase at any one of these VIPPS approved pharmacies that offer Cerenia for sale:

http://www.nabp.net/programs/accreditation/vet-vipps/find-a-vet-vipps-online-pharmacy

I hope that the information I provided has been helpful. Please remember to select REPLY TO EXPERT if you have more questions or would like additional information. It is my goal to provide you with the most complete information possible prior to you leaving a feedback rating. If you received all the information you needed, then kindly submit a rating.

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Sincerely,

Customer/p>
Expert:  Dr. Karing replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Karing