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Hello im so upset I tool Nemo out yard saling with me today this is the second time hes gotten car sick. It doesnt matter if he runs aroubd my van or stays in my purse carrier. he throws up.. Is this normal? and is there anything I can give him for it? In about 2 weeks im going out of tow 5 hours away and looking forward to taking Nemo with us. Now I dont know waht to do . HELP !!! :?
 

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I've heard that some dogs do get car sick but I'm not sure how to make it better. :?: I'm sure someone else will be able to help.
 

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I would go to your local pet store and see if they care a product for pets that gets car sick if not if you have time go to drfosters.com and they have a product for pets that gets car sick. Hope this helps.
 

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If you can carry him in the car in a crate for a while he just might outgrow it. Sometimes Riley gets car sick but I have never had him get sick when he is in a crate. I have a soft sided carrier that has should handles that he can see thru and so far so go. But if he is out and just looking around he will get sick. But he is doing better each time he goes with me. They need the air, so it may be that there is not enough room in the purse and when they are out just riding around, they are having to balance and they sometimes watch as things go by.
But try the crate thing, it will help. (p.s. if he get sick in the carrier, it sure is easy to clean up)
 

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Well he was in my dog purse carrier right with me both times hes done this :(. He wasnt scared at all it I dont know you could actually feel his belly (when holding him) making noises. Its weird but Im going to call around tomorrow to some pet stores and see if they do have anything he can take for it. I think I will try and get him a crate also just in case he might feel better in that.
 

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Poor Nemo.............one thing that might help is make sure he is not fed and then go out....and emptier stomach is better.
Let us know what happens :wave:
 

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Dior likes going for car rides, but one time she did get sick in her purse (see adventure 2 lol) I think she just ate too much before the car trip, so maybe wait a few hours after feeding and see if that helps.
 

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Sounds car sick to me...Riley did this once, but I noticed that just before he puked he started panting really fast, so I quickly shoved him in his crate. Just in time, I could clean the cage and he had plenty of room to be out of the way.
My whippet will start to drool before she gets car sick. I know that you can get Dramamine like stuff for dogs, but I would be wary with one as small as a chi.
Good luck... :wave:
 

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Sounds car sick to me...Riley did this once, but I noticed that just before he puked he started panting really fast, so I quickly shoved him in his crate. Just in time, I could clean the cage and he had plenty of room to be out of the way.
My whippet will start to drool before she gets car sick. I know that you can get Dramamine like stuff for dogs, but I would be wary with one as small as a chi.
Good luck... :wave:

Its weirs how you said the drooling part cause thats what Nemo does. His chest and all under his chin are soaked I didnt know what it was but I know thats it. weird how the do that. Im going to the pet store this weekend and try and get something.
 

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Car sick

My daughter's dog, Wally, was an adoptee from the Houston Humane Society. For about the 1st year, Wally threw up EVERYTIME he got in a car. Then it stopped, and I attributed it to several possible reasons: 1) we made sure he was always cool and sitting on a towel. 2) he knew he wasn't being taken back to THAT PLACE to be returned. I really believe he associated the car ride with being taken to the HHS for placement.

Dobbie is an adoptee from the Houston SPCA and has never been carsick but the first couple of times we got into the car, he seemed nervous and even a little upset. After the ride, he would perk up and be himself. Now, after 4 months with me, he knows that the car ride means a trip to PetSmart or through the Taco Bell drive thru or another pleasant trip, NOT back to the HSPCA.

Dogs are smart, aren't they?
 
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