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Q: Does not like to ride in car

March 27, 2008 | By Ldeshane1 | 1 answer | Expired: 2420 days ago

My min pin who is 11 years old hates to ride in a car. It is very difficult to take him to the vet and on car trips that he does have to go on. My vet does not give out ace promazine anymore any suggestions? I was told possibly try dramamin but I am afraid it may do the opposite and make him more nervous to the extent of him haveing a heart attack.

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Jill R.
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Mar 27, 2008

It maybe alittle late since he's 11, but the best thing to do to help a pet adjust to rides is to take them on short fun ones that aren't stressful. Even if its just around the block. And praise him with "good boys" and offer him a treat when he gets in and gets out of the car. There are several herbal calming agents, like Rescue Remedy, that may help him be less nervous. Alternatively, you could see if your vet can make housecalls.

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