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Old 11-16-2012, 04:15 AM
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My little 3 lb Winnie is starting to show symptoms of car sickness and we have a lot of driving to do over the holidays, any suggestions? Vet says maybe children's Benedryl? Help?


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Old 11-16-2012, 05:27 AM
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My girl gets carsick too, what I found that has worked for me is holding her down lying down across my my lap with her head snuggled in my arms and cover her eyes and try to keep her as calm and still as possible, covering her eyes always helps for me for some reason. But I understand if you're the one driving it would be impossible to hold her in your lap lol so I'm looking forward to everyone's suggestions!


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Start taking small trips now with her around the block etc then slowly build her up to longer trips.
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I've been doing the small trips every day for almost 3 months and the car sickness is new?


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Do you feed prior to a car trip?
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I had a puppymill mama, Mandy, who cried all the way to NH, especially at night. What worked for us was to cover the crate so she couldn't see out. Somehow when they see things whizzing past, it can upset their tummies. Try covering the crate with a towel.
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Bella doesn't like car rides since she was a puppy. She refused to look at the scenery while the car is moving. She refused to eat or drink while the car is moving. She has never thrown up during a car ride, but we suspect she gets car sick.

From the beginning we started taking Bella in short car rides to get her used to the motion of a moving car. We extended the length of her car rides as my husband and I ran errands. For long trips when we drive out of state on vacation, we use Rescue Remedy on Bella about half an hour before the car ride begins and reapply during the trip, as needed. Rescue Remedy really helps to calm her down. RESCUE® for Animals - Nelsons USA We also cover Bella with a blanket, covering her body and almost her entire face so she feels secure and safe in a moving car.

Bella is much better now and will look at the scenery while the car is moving, albeit for only a few minutes. She will eat treats while the car is moving. She tolerates car rides now because she loves being with my husband, me, and Lina.
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Bella doesn't like car rides since she was a puppy. She refused to look at the scenery while the car is moving. She refused to eat or drink while the car is moving. She has never thrown up during a car ride, but we suspect she gets car sick.

From the beginning we started taking Bella in short car rides to get her used to the motion of a moving car. We extended the length of her car rides as my husband and I ran errands. For long trips when we drive out of state on vacation, we use Rescue Remedy on Bella about half an hour before the car ride begins and reapply during the trip, as needed. Rescue Remedy really helps to calm her down. RESCUE® for Animals - Nelsons USA We also cover Bella with a blanket, covering her body and almost her entire face so she feels secure and safe in a moving car.

Bella is much better now and will look at the scenery while the car is moving, albeit for only a few minutes. She will eat treats while the car is moving. She tolerates car rides now because she loves being with my husband, me, and Lina.

I am thinking of trying the rescue remedy for Max as he gets car sick and also really stressed out in the car at the moment. Do you know if the pet version supposed to be just as effective as the normal one?
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