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Finally Success When my mom passed away I inherited her cat and she would eat and immediately vomit up the food before it had time to be digested. I had every test done and we finally tried metoclopramide which worked immediately. I give her a one quarter of a 5mg pill before each meal. I put the pill in a chicken pill pocket for ease of giving. As we know it's not easy giving pills to cats. I do suggest giving three small meals a day as my cat can not handle large meals and seems to like always having some food in her stomach. I feed her at 7am, 4pm and some before I go to bed. The few times I didn't give her the pill she threw up so I know this pill works. The food I feed her is Physician's diet dry food. " Venison and Green Pea. I do think the type of food you feed is important to their digestion. I hope this helps. I know how helpless I felt till we found this pill. 03/23/2012
Probably life saver After taking a month to get our Vet to give the OK for the prescription we requested from you, Dante has shown great improvement. She's an old dog and still brings up phlegm occasionally but her quality of life has markedly improved. We were about to give her the last kindness! 04/09/2011
Worked wonders for our dog This stuff has been a miracle drug for our 8.5 year old Chow/Shepard mix. We have had her since she was a puppy, and for the first year of her life she was normal, but one day she started vomiting for no apparent reason. We spent years, and THOUSANDS of dollars at multiple different vets to try to figure out what the problem was but nobody could diagnose it. The general consensus was that it was nothing life threatening (since she had been vomiting every night for most of her life no matter what food she eat) and not to worry too much. Easy for someone else to say, when they don't have to clean up dog puke EVERY day. Finally, after ingesting some contaminated water shortly after we moved to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, the vet recommended Clopofar (local equivalent) and we haven't looked back. Our almost 9 year old girl is a puppy again! She is 100% happier, more playful, and no longer underweight. We are absolutely thrilled. 02/04/2011
Miracle Drug I have an 19yr old Beagle mix that just had his teeth pulled, and he became sick afterwards, started vomiting and was constipated and flatulent. I took him to the vet, who can him an injectable of metoclopramide, and he is running around, jumping, playing, eating, and acting like a 2yr old puppy!!! This is a miracle drug! Great stuff, and I highly recommend it!! 01/25/2011
together with small amounts of food metoclopramide seems to work. simon, my cat, used to throw up on a daily basis. since he is given a quarter of the 20 mg pill AND i monitor his quantity intake all seems to be well. i also found that giving him finely ground fancy feast (instead of chunky) helps his digestion trememdeously. 07/31/2010
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Thank-you for your question. First, double check that the liquid solution is 5mg/5ml. If this is correct, a dosage of 0.9ml is appropriate for a dog weighing 4 pounds. Give the medication as instructed by your veterinarian. This medication is typically used as needed every 6-8 hours. Hope this helps!
Thank-you for your question! Metoclopramide is typically dosed 0.1-0.2mg per pound every 6-8 hours as needed. A 0.9mg dose is okay for your 4 pound dog. The tablets are only available as 5mg and 10mg, which would make dosing for your dog very difficult,if not impossible. It will be much easier to give the correct dose in a liquid form (a little less than 1ml per dose). They are the same medication, just different strengths/dosage forms. The tablets are much easier to use when dosing in larger dogs. Hope this helps!
can the 5mg pill be given or does it have to be liquid form?
Answer:¬†The usual dose for dogs and cats is 0.1 to 0.2mg per pound every 8 to 12 hours. The liquid may be necessary to obtain a small dose. Unfortunately, we do not compound Metoclopramide liquid. Consult your veterinarian for the appropriate dose and how to obtain the medication.
Answer:¬†For pets with nausea, a newer product is a available on the market called Cerenia. Cerenia does not have any restrictions in regards to breeds that possess the MDR1 gene. Please consult with your veterinarian to discuss the use of Cerenia for your pet.
My 4 year young 15 lb Min Pin Mix was prescribed Metoclopramide for GERD 7 days ago. The dosage is 5 mg 30 minutes before each meal (twice a day). It was prescribed to control the GERD and stop the occasional vomiting (usually in the morning). The medication worked great. However, the day after starting the medication, my dog began drinking more water and had to go out more often. This did not concern me because I knew this was a known side effect. What did concern me is that my dog also had weakening of his anal sphincter muscle. Thankfully, he did not have an accident in the house, but while being walked the sphincter muscle would relax and sometimes a small amount of stool would just fall out as he was walking (not squatting). This went on every day for an entire week. The vet assured me that it was NOT the Metoclopramide that was causing this. However, after my dog urinated in his sleep, I stopped giving him the Metoclopramide. One day later (yesterday), the fecal and urinary incontinence stopped. It is glaringly obvious that the Metoclopramide caused these problems. According to your dosage instructions, a 15 lb dog should get 1.5 to 3 mg per dose. Was the 5 mg the vet prescribed too much? Do you think a lower dosage would work without causing the problems I noted above?
Answer:¬†you have a good point.....the dose of 1.5 to
3 mg which is the usual dose...may be
completely adequate.......Since the tablet comes 5mg ( and is scored )....a dose of
2.5mg sounds very reasonable. However
I am not a prescriber and I am not questioning the vet's judgement.......My advice would be to let the vet know you are going to try the 2.5 mg dose and determine if it works well and has no adverse effects.
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