What are the side effects of Cerenia in cats?

Just Confused right now, folks! I have been giving my cat Cerenia recently to aid with nausea, but I am a little concerned about any possible negative effects. Has anyone used Cerenia on their feline here? If any adverse effects were observed, which ones? To be cautious, I am attempting to pay attention to any indications of negative reactions. I would be interested in knowing about your encounters and any guidance you may have for minimizing or controlling adverse effects.

Cerenia is generally safe for cats, but some may experience lethargy, drooling, or diarrhea. Monitor your cat closely and consult your vet for guidance on managing any side effects.

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Cerenia, a common medication for preventing vomiting in cats, may lead to side effects including drowsiness, decreased appetite, diarrhea or constipation, occasional vomiting despite its purpose, behavioral changes like restlessness, and possible injection site reactions. Monitoring your cat closely post-administration and seeking veterinary advice for any concerning symptoms is crucial.

Cerenia is a common medication used to treat vomiting in cats, and while generally safe, it can have some side effects. Here’s what you might find helpful:

Cerenia for Cats:

  • Effective: Cerenia is a well-regarded medication for treating nausea and vomiting in cats.
  • Potential Side Effects: Most are mild and short-lived, including:
    • Depression/lethargy
    • Anorexia (loss of appetite)
    • Hypersalivation (excessive drooling)
    • Pain/vocalization at the injection site (if the injectable form is used)
    • In rare cases: diarrhea, fever, ataxia (uncoordinated walking), tremors

Real-World Experiences:

  • Many Cats Tolerate Well: Many cat owners report no or minimal side effects with Cerenia.
  • Importance of Monitoring: It’s always a good idea to monitor your cat for any changes in behavior or appetite after starting a new medication.

Minimizing Side Effects:

  • Follow Dosage Instructions: Give your cat Cerenia exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian.
  • Consider Food: If your cat experiences nausea after taking Cerenia, try offering a small bland meal like boiled chicken or white rice to settle their stomach.
  • Hydration: Ensure your cat has access to plenty of fresh water, especially if experiencing vomiting or diarrhea.

Hello Fam, Cerenia (Maropitant citrate) is a medication often prescribed for treating vomiting in cats. Though generally safe, it can lead to side effects like discomfort or vocalization at the injection site if administered via injection.