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Does anyone have experience with dogs who get car sick? When I was exhibiting Labradors, I would drive to shows from Connecticut to North Carolina, and never did I have a dog who got car sick. Oddly enough, both Token and Remme get sick. They don't get fed for several hours prior to travel, and still, they puke. I tried over the counter dramamine (at the recommendation of my vet), and because it causes drowsiness, I lowered the dosage, and it didn't work. Short of using a prescription med, I don't know what to do. Any suggestions?

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Comment by CJ, Gracie, and Quinn on November 3, 2016 at 11:13am

Thankfully, I've never had a pup get carsick, but speaking for myself, I know it helps when I can see out a window. I wonder if it's the same for dogs?

Comment by Gail, Fozzie, and Ruby on October 28, 2016 at 12:04am
My pups had to ride for 5 1/2 hours when we got them from the breeder. It was not an enjoyable trip for either of them. It took Fozzie a couple months before he learned the car meant fun with new friends, going to the vet, puppy class, or dog park. Now he flips out if I have the leash and my purse! Ruby is not there yet, at 16 weeks, I still talk to her the whole 10 minutes to the vet.
Comment by Jan, Lily & Nessy on October 23, 2016 at 11:04pm

in case no one mentioned it, a small amount of ginger, even a ginger-snap, can help.

Comment by Tana, Token, and Remme on October 23, 2016 at 5:09pm

We have found that open windows help, but don't always prevent.   I've heard others say that their dogs outgrow it, so I'm hoping Token and Remme will follow suit. They LOVE to go with Scott and I for rides in the car, so we continue to take them.  We leave prepared without our " puke kit", and hope for the best.  Lorry,  I think you have a good point about the windy roads.  When we lived down state, the roads were relatively flat and in good repair.   Living in the northern tier,  the rods are twisty and in many cases, below average condition.   And, "mom" has a lead foot!  Heehee

Comment by DonMarie & Picco on October 23, 2016 at 4:37pm

I had a pup that used to get car sick when she was young but she grew out.   I never gave her  anything for it but laid out towels.

Comment by Beverly and Eli on October 23, 2016 at 4:34pm

Eli got car sick for about the first year, then it stopped. We didn't medicate but when we knew we were going to be driving with him we were careful with not feeding too much before the trip. I've read that it's an issue they outgrow for the most part and he certainly did. We got a study cover for the back seat of the car designed for dogs to save the upholstery which we still use today. It was awful when it happened and I swear this white doodle turned green. Even without feeding he still brought up bile. Good luck. He loves car rides now.

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