Since publication of this article, Cerenia (maropitant citrate) has been labeled for IV administration for vomiting in dogs and cats. (Zoetis.com)
Vomiting can lead to dehydration, weight loss, reflux esophagitis, or aspiration pneumonia. Antiemetics reduce the frequency of vomiting and make patients more comfortable. Vomiting severe enough to warrant an antiemetic should also prompt a reasonable evaluation to look for serious underlying disease, including an abdominal radiograph to assist in ruling out GI obstruction.