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Car Sick PP pup

Postby OEB0630 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 8:28 pm

Hey everyone - recently (last week or so) my 5 mo old PP has been getting sick in the truck each and everytime we go out. Within a few minutes of travel her beard is sopping wet, from salivation I guess - and then she vomits a few minutes later.

I was just curious if anyone knew of anything that may help her ride more comfortably. I dont want to "drug" her each time, especially since most of the motion sickness meds have a tiring effect as well. Besides, we go out for her to play/run in the fields/woods at least once a day; twice if my work schedule will allow it.

Any info / advice would be appreciated.
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Re: Car Sick PP pup

Postby Misskiwi67 » Fri Dec 27, 2013 11:19 pm

Get some Cerenia from your vet. No drowsiness...
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Re: Car Sick PP pup

Postby blue04 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 1:13 am

Most likely the pup will grow out of this. I've seen this a few times with small pups. But... I would advise you to continue the car rides with caution. I've seen dogs that actually developed a phobia of cars after too many carsick episodes at a young age. I realize car rides are a requirement for exercise and training, but just don't over-do it until the pup has time to get over this.

Also, I once had a pup that we thought was dealing with a major carsick issue that turned out to be a bad case of worms. So it might be worth checking with the vet to make sure.
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Re: Car Sick PP pup

Postby orhunter » Sun Dec 29, 2013 2:25 pm

One thing I do with pups is put them in the truck and let them sit in the driveway. When they get comfortable, I'll drive around the neighborhood or up to the store, short trips, with the window down. It's all about acclimation.
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Re: Car Sick PP pup

Postby Calvinator » Sun Dec 29, 2013 10:36 pm

Our German Shepherd needs to ride in a crate or he will get sick. He began to panic just walking to the car. I forced him on a leash to jump in Nd then gave him treats. He is fine as long as he is in a crate. Weird!
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Re: Car Sick PP pup

Postby orhunter » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:46 pm

Do you drive a Ford?
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Re: Car Sick PP pup

Postby Smilin Jack » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:52 am

Must be a Chevy and the Dog isn't carsick , just embarased
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