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How much meclizine can I give my 7 lb dog. Chewable tables…

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How much meclizine can I give my 7 lb dog. Chewable tables are 25 mg

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name and age?

Harley, she is 9

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Harley?

No, she is in good health, just gets car sick when traveling

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Hello,

Understood about motion sickness.

Everything you want to know about meclizine (Bonine) being used in pets can be found in this link:

https://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/drug-library/library/meclizine-bonine-antivert-for-cats-and-dogs/

Dramamine can also be used, but I would say meclizine is a popular choice.

Even though it says 25mg is a common dose, with a dog only 7 pounds, I tend to encourage starting with just a 1/4 tablet being given about 1 hour before travel. If it doesn't work, then wean up to a 1/2 tablet and try again.

If nothing seems to help, ask your vet about a anti-vomiting/motion sickness prescription medication called Cerenia. Very good stuff.

Dr. Andy

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