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Old 08-10-2013, 06:27 PM
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So have any of you had to deal with car sickness in any of your pups? We are leaving for a short road trip tomorrow... But I've been noticing every time I take Bailey in the car she starts acting funny like she's not feeling good and just lays down and a couple of times she has thrown Up liquid... I'm not sure what to do and I don't want her to be nauseated the whole time or any time she's in the car for that matters... Tia loved riding in the car and. I took her everywhere with me and I would like to do the same with Bailey, but I just don't want to make her sick! Poor girl!
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Our biggest problem with car rides is Jaxx hates them.
I remember a post not long ago where someone's vet suggested Dramamine. I have no clue If it worked or the dosage.
I hope you find something that will help though!


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Some one told me once that ginger biscuits calm their tummies, sometimes sitting up high so they can see out the window helps, with pups it's to to with the small bones in their ears not forming properly yet and most will grow out of car sickness, but can take upto 2 years! I read yesterday that you can buy these charming jackets, they have good reviews, apparently they have pressure points in them. I hope some of this can help x


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I have the same problem with Rolo. Took them in the car for a walk round a country park today, about 7 miles each way, Rolo was sick 5 times


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Angel went in a carrier from day one, so no problems! But, our golden would get carsick! Big yuk! W e took her for frequent short car rides with her head hanging out the window! Gradually increased the length of the ride. She was fine in no time! I wouldn't advise letting Bailey hang her head out the window. . .but plenty of fresh air should work! And yes, Dramamine or Benadryl should help to relax. Ginger is good for soothing upset tummies! That would probably work too!
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Old 08-11-2013, 05:47 PM
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Thanks so much Cindy! Do you have any ideas of how much to give her? She weighs 7.5 lbs now...
Tammy ... I'm going to look for those biscuits great idea! thank-you!!
Ruth~ so sorry about Rolo, he has to be going through exactly the same thing as Bailey... Poor pups!
I will let you know how this trip goes... About 600 miles
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I have the same problem with Lilo! So I don't really have any advice, but I'm interested to see that people will recommend. She's absolutely fine with every other type of transportation (underground, bus, train), but the few times we took her in cars, she was sick. I noticed it happened when she couldn't see outside, like when sitting or sleeping on our lap. Whereas if she's on our shoulders and can see out the window, she seems a lot better (with the window closed as I'd be too scared of her jumping out!). I should probably add that I don't drive so I don't have her on my lap or shoulders while driving, just in case anyone might think that. lol
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The typical dosage for dogs is 1mg per pond of body weight. But I, personally don't like to do meds, so maybe try a smaller dose and see how she does!

I also bought a cd for calming dogs. Hubby doesn't believe in those things, but I feel it's worth a try! It's called through a dogs ear!
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