Q: Doggy Car sickness
I just got a puppy about a month ago and everytime we get in the car for a short 20 minute drive to the barn he pukes. Does anybody know if he'll just get used to it? I don't want to give him anything because it's a short drive yet long enough to make him sick. Any help out there? THANKS!
Mar 06, 2009
It sounds strange but give him gingersnap cookies, not a lot because he is just a puppy. The ginger will help settle his stomach for the ride. Puppies go through fear periods and this can also affect things such as riding in the car. It will only help you if you also train him in the car, as someone else had suggested, start with the car not moving and then start just down the driveway, then just down the street, increments are very important when working with dogs. But that can take a long time and I'm sure you want to take him with you so I would try the gingersnap as a quicker fix, I'm just not sure how much so you may need to experiment with how much to give him. Good Luck, I would love to know how it turns out!
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Mar 07, 2009
Belle got sick as a young dog. She's older and doesn't puke. Still hates the car- buries herself down behind a seat. They do get used to it. If a stressful trip is planned I sometimes give her "UltraCalm," (a valerian-based mild sedative biscuit I got from Drs Foster & Smith catalog)and reassurance. Check with vet. Good luck!
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