Travel Sickness

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Gracegeorgina, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Gracegeorgina Experienced Member

    Poesie has been sick every time she's been in the car.. I've tried opening the window, keeping her straight and I'm not sure there is any cure..
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  2. MaryK Honored Member

    There are a number of things you can do to cure motion sickness.

    First, be aware some puppies just grow out of it as they mature.

    But to help what you can do is to feed her in the car WHILE THE CAR IS STATIONERY! Get her used to being in the car without it moving. Also just let her sit in the car and then get out again. Do both these exercises without taking her for a ride in the car. Repeat several times over for the next few days before actually taking her in the car. Some dogs are afraid of the car, thus causing motion sickness, this will help her get used to just being in the car.

    Also Bach's Rescue Remedy is really good, it's a natural product, but do make sure you ask for the correct dosage. It works on the weight of the dog as to how many drops you give them. It will calm her down but not sedate her.

    Your vet also will have motion sickness medication. I had to use this with a dog I once owned, only for a short time, when she was a puppy then she out grew her motion sickness.

    Plus when you take her in the car, just make it a VERY short journey at first, round the block or just down the road. Don't take her on long car journeys and by long I mean anything over a few minutes, until she's over her motion sickness.
  3. southerngirl Honored Member

    tigerlily who's dog Buddy get's motion sickness, opens the window and has him sit up front, and that helps him.
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  4. Adrianna & Calvin Experienced Member

    Hi

    Ask your vet about medication for car sickness. Nausea caused by riding in a car can be treated medically.
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