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Q: Doggy Car sickness

March 5, 2009 | By Susanna C. | 29 answers | Expired: 1982 days ago

Susanna C.

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!

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Randy R.
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Mar 13, 2009

Mu 1st dog did when she was a puppy. Found out the vet said try not to feed or give the dog a lot of water. Start off with short drives then work on the duration a little at a time. Time will tell, good luck!

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Darlene R.
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Mar 07, 2009

Try taking the puppy for a short ride everyday. Start out by going around the block for a couple of days and then making the trips a little longer each time. Of course not feeding right hours before the ride helps. As a pup, our German Shepard had car sickness real bad and this was the best advice I received from a friend. It took a couple of months of patience but worked like a charm. Car rides just make some dogs nervous, so the fun little rides with rewards when you get back home seems to work.

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Tracy C.
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Mar 07, 2009

I did have a dog that puked every single time we took him in the car..whether it was a 5 minute ride or an hour long ride. Sorry to say, but it never changed..Best of luck.

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Cutetxncowgirl
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Mar 07, 2009

My dog also suffers from car sickness. I make sure I don't feed her for several hours before we leave; allow you pet to have its free choice of water though. This seems to be the only solution to our problem. She is two years old and has not grown out of it yet.

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Nick & Ashlee K.
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Mar 07, 2009

I travel alot and from the beginning I always made sure that my puppy never ate are drank anything right before a trip. If I knew we were going somewhere I would make sure that she would eat earlier, so her stomach wouldnt bother her in the car. Since she was a puppy she has never gotten sick in the car.

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Breinn L.
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Mar 07, 2009

One of my dogs gets sick almost everytime she rides in the car. We don't feed her and only let her drink a little bit before we go in the car. Also, when she's in the car, we try to keep the route as straight and direct as possible because she gets sick if we go through too many curves. In your dog's case, he might just be so nervous and anxious in the car that he gets sick. He will probably grow out of it.

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kathy r.
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Mar 07, 2009

all my puppies have thrown-up in the car. I found if they could see out the window it was less likely to happen. Also remember to take them for "fun" rides, not just rides to the vets.This helps them from being afraid.

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Chelsea B.
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Mar 07, 2009

One of my dogs gets carsick. We're just careful what we give him before he gets in the car. Like someone else mentioned, no food and minimal water. He is better than he was when he was a puppy, but still gets sick on longer trips. Good luck!

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Megan F.
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Mar 07, 2009

Make sure you don't feed them before you get in the car. I had a puppy that would do that. She got car sick for about the first year and then she outgrew it. For long car rides my vet would prescribe Ace mild tranquilizer pills.

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Tawnee D.
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Mar 07, 2009

My sister in law just went through this with her pup, and he's doing better and better. I wouldn't feed him or give him treats right before you go. Keep water at a min. too...until you arrive? I think the more he grows, he'll get used to it.

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