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My dog vomits when we take her in the car, even on small trips..what can I do so we can travel with

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  • Diqui LaPentaDiqui LaPenta EurekaPosts: 1,955Member
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    Try Rescue Remedy. It will help to calm ChaCha down. My mom gets car sick if she can't see out the window, but she's fine if she can see out the window. If the Rescue Remedy doesn't work, maybe try setting ChaCha up in the car so that she can see out.
  • Elisha BradyElisha Brady San JosePosts: 56Member
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    My dogs had similar problems when they were younger. some dogs outgrow it faster than others, but most dogs have it. here are a couple things i found that helped: 1. get a carseat or a booster seat so she can see out the window with ease (dogs like humans may get car sick because they cant see what is going on around them) 2. try this product: http://petco.com/product/7743/Richard-s-Organics-Pet-Calm.aspx it worked amazingly well with my dogs 3. put down a washable dog bed on her seat so that if she does throw up it is easily cleaned 4. dont feed her 2+ hours before you leave (while this doesnt always stop vomiting, it reduces the amount you have to clean) 5. roll down the windows or have an air conditioner/heater blowing air at her at all times (some dogs get car sick cause they dont feel the wind) 6. make sure to make it a joyous occassion (get excited before you get in the car, praise her for getting in herself if she can, laugh or talk a lot. being calm and happy will help her.)
  • Chris & Brian CrawfordChris & Brian Crawford Posts: 1,879Member
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    When dogs ride in the car, the two most common causes of vomiting are motion sickness and nerves. One is a physical reason - actually becoming physical sick by the motion of the vehicle - while the other is a mental / emotional reason - becoming sick because riding in the car is scary or stressful. In other to address the problem, you need to know what is causing your dog to vomit. The easiest way of figuring this out is by putting her in the car and observing her body language closely. Is she shivering? Licking her lips? Looking at you from the side of her eye? Restless? Cowering? All of those are signs of nervous / frightened behavior. If she displays those, then the vomiting is most likely NOT caused by motion sickness. Once you've figured out the cause, come back and ask and people will be able to give you responses that address the actual reason she is vomiting. :)

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  • ChrisBattonsChrisBattons Posts: 1Member
    I also faced this problem. I have already tried different pet care products, but nothing helps. Thanks for your advice! I'll observe for my dog and will ask for help from a professional vet.
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