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Old 12-20-2012, 09:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy Travel sickness

My Millie gets terrible sickness when in the car, its like as soon as the car engine starts she's starts drulling like crazy and within 10-15 minutes of that she starts being sick :-(

I feel awful taking her anywhere in the car but she's always fine the second she is out of the car and loves going to see family and friends or going on trips out new places like we took her to the beach last weekend and she really enjoyed it. I would love to be able to bring her with me when I'm driving around places so I'm not leaving her on her own which is also hates. It upsets me when she's really sick though, I don't want to put her though that.

I've tried giving her these herbal type tablets from pets at home for travel sickness but they didn't work. I used to have a cat who got travel sickness as a kitten but grew out of it when she was older, is it possible Millie could do the same? She is only just under 4 months old. Any tips from owners who have had the same problem whould be great.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You cna give them dramamine based on their weight
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Car sickness is very common in puppies. She will probably grow out of it in a couple of months.
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Old 12-20-2012, 10:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Curious, do you put the dog in a crate in the car or is she free to move around? I crate my dog in the car and never had a prioblem.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The drooling sounds almost like an anxiety reaction. I don't have any experience with this, though--I don't even own a car, though the very few car trips my dogs have taken, they have been fine. Will be interested to see what others think, as it has never come up for me.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Rascal gets very upset in the car. I have to sit in the back seat with her.
Our theory is the first car ride she had was the one where her owners took her to the south part of town and dumped her. She's getting better now. But still gets upset.
I think it will be a long time before she forgets that harrowing time.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ruthc86, my Natty Boh,, is just like your Millie. He starts to drool as soon as he gets in the car. I agree that it is anxiety, rather than motion sickness. In "Boh's" case, he spent many hours being transported from South Carolina to Maryland. That had to be extremely stressful for him.

My vet and I discussed this. Our plan of action is to put Boh in the car. Just sit in the driveway, without even starting the car. Treat and get out. Build up time in the car, doing commands and getting treats. From there - we start the car, but still go no where. Next, we can back out of and pull into the driveway. Heck, eventually, we can drive all the way around the block. It will be a fairly long desensitizing process, but I think it will work.

And yes, I agree, it is hard to watch them be so sick.
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My first beagle Benny got car sick for the first few months after we got him when he was 9 weeks old. He grew out of it fairly quickly and became the best car rider ever. Molly was 2 when we adopted her and she is a very anxious dog, and she got very car sick for months and now she is a great rider. You can talk to a vet about something to calm your beag until she grows out of it.
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Old 01-02-2013, 09:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the advice
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