Originally Posted by kurtsie
He does have a pet 'seat' and that's what i use for the trips, however due to the stress he's been managing these last two weeks and the stress he gets on road trips made him feel maybe sick.
Has anyone ever had an experience with stress and how to manage it? We're home now and he spent the entire road breathing heavy and fast but once we were home his breathing calmed a bit. He's taking the salbutamol (or albuterol, i believe it's the same with different names) for the suspected brinchitis but it makes him shake too much. He weigths 8 pounds and he was prescribed with 1ml every 12 hours for six days. I doesn't seems to be too much for him but he acts different. He's eating and drinking water normaly but his ears have been quite warm all day and it's not exactly sunny outside. It's like 22 C here.
Just a tip for dogs that freak in small spaces and how to keep them safe (or at least, safer) in the car......
I had a dog like this. I put her harness on her and then had a short, 12 inch rope that had a carabiner on both ends. I would attach one end of the rope with the carabiner to the seat belt (that was belted shut). And the other end was clipped to her harness clip. That way she could still lay down on the seat but had very little room to go anywhere in an impact. Sure, not ideal but much better than nothing. Of course, the length of the rope will depend on how big your dog was. Smaller dog, small rope, etc.