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car sick pup :( help??

Post by Dutchie_17 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:02 pm

It does not matter how much i tire out my pup before a car ride (in hope that he will just sleep) he just stresses out too much and throws up... I brought him back from the vet the.other day and it s only a 25min drive on straight roads and he puked his guts up lol.... Any way i can help prevent it? He goes back for shots tomorrow at 10:30 and his feeding time is around 6... Should i skip his breakfast?? Anything i can give him to help?? I've tried taking him for ride up and down the street and it has not help at all so far!! :(((
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Re: car sick pup :( help??

Post by Dutchringgirl » Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:27 pm

Make sure he holds his head out the window. :eew:

I dont have any other answers, it sounds like motion sickness. I would skip the meal before his appt though, then at least there wont be much coming up.
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Re: car sick pup :( help??

Post by johninny » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:52 am

if it is not strict motion sickness, but nerves, then Xanax [ a tiny bit of the smallest size/dose pill ] can help a lot til you teach him that car rides result in joyous adventure. never dealt with that young or small a puppy, so talk to your vet about dosing, whether a motion sickness treatment is preferable, or just endure til he loves riding. but from what you say, a pill may be less undesirable health-wise than a severe degree of vomiting.
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Re: car sick pup :( help??

Post by LyonsFamily » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:12 am

I've had good luck with a thundershirt for car sickness. They have a money back guarantee, so it might be worth a shot. How is the dog riding in the car? Tethered, crated, on someone's lap, loose in the back?

Was the vomitting just after the shots or was it during other rides too? I don't like the combo shots, especially for puppies. Reactions can often be lessened if the core vaccines are given individually and spaced out.
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Re: car sick pup :( help??

Post by Dances With Empties » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:57 am

Not sure if it will work for your dog, but it does for some: A bonding strap from the car's frame to the road can cure some cases of motion sickness. It's a cheap & quick fix if it works for you.

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Re: car sick pup :( help??

Post by Selena » Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:35 pm

If it is excition: Training: in the car, give him treat. in the car, start engine, give a trat, drive a bit, and so on. Thunder shirt or minced ginger, or a child dose of motion sickness pill all can help. The usually outgrow it.

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