Car Sickness

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Car Sickness

Postby Runningwild » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:21 am

I have a 1 year old pudelpointer who keeps getting car sick and vomiting is their anything I can do to help get her over this or just wait it out?
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby huntinmo » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:29 am

Usually they just outgrow it. My dogs get at least short trips once or twice a week and sometimes long trips so I think that helps them get accustomed to travel and they like to go places because they get to run, swim, etc. MY vet recommended Benadryl which is also used to treat motion sickness for MY dogs when they were young, but I used it very sparingly depending on duration of trip and training or hunting plans since it also may make the dog drowsy. YMMV
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby Scott Linden » Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:34 pm

I wonder if NOT feeding the morning of a car ride might help. Also, is the dog in a crate or loose? Don't know if that would have an effect but worth a look.
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby RowdyGSP » Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:11 pm

Scott has a good point. My dogs don't get carsick, but the only times they ever have (2 or 3 times) they were loose in the truck and not in a crate. But this may be irrelevant if you crate your dog.
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby Misskiwi67 » Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:15 am

Ask your vet for Cerenia. It's a potent anti-vomiting drug with zero drowsiness- labeled for use with car sickness.
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby db7 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:30 pm

Misskiwi67 wrote:Ask your vet for Cerenia. It's a potent anti-vomiting drug with zero drowsiness- labeled for use with car sickness.


Have you used Cerenia? Please share your experience with it.
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby Misskiwi67 » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:45 pm

Cerenia is amazing. I'm a vet and use it for vomiting dogs/cats daily. The only pets that vomit after it kicks in have an obstruction or Parvo. It's super potent.
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby orhunter » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:00 am

Never heard of Benadryl being used for motion sickness? Maybe as a mild sedative? For motion sickness, Meclizine is pretty standard. But, in my opinion, dogs don't get motion sickness. More like fear/nervous sickness.

My dogs have always gotten through that stage pretty quickly. Short trips like to the grocery store, around the block, let them sit/nap in the truck in the driveway, always have the window down when they're in the vehicle.
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby daeion » Fri Aug 25, 2017 11:24 am

how often is your dog in the car? If it's not often, might want to try frequent but short trips to see if you can get them used to the car.
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Re: Car Sickness

Postby ForestDump » Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:57 am

I have used children's Dramamine pills for dogs that never got over the car sickness. Try taking the dog on short trips with an empty stomach first.
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