Metoclopramide is given to help with the quick passage of food through the upper digestive tract. It may be prescribed in animals with disorders of the upper gasto-intestinal tract such as acid reflux disease.
Metoclopramide is often used as an anti-vomiting drug. In otherwise healthy pets that have a chronic vomiting problem due to delayed gastric emptying, Metoclopramide helps reduce the delay by speeding up the passage of food. Chronic vomiting of this type is typically characterized by a small amount yellowish bile vomit, usually in the mornings.