S.U. asks from Raleigh, NC on February 09, 2009
My 5 Month Old Puppy Gets Carsick Every Single Time We Go for a Ride....
I am stumped... I've had 10 dogs in my life and they all loved the car. I cannot remember any of them ever throwing up in the car. My 5 m.o. doodle pup throws up every time she rides in the car. Today she even pooped too! She's nervous while riding, hence the poop I'm sure, but the queasy tummy has got to go. Any suggestions? Hopefully this is just a phase? I'd love to have her be able to enjoy going places like all my other dogs have!
G.H. answers from Memphis on February 10, 2009
Wait at least 1hr. after eating or drinking and then just sit in the car while it is running. Maybe it's not the movement but the car sounds that upset the pup.
B.E. answers from Asheville on February 10, 2009
My sister-in-law gives her dog Dramamine. Try calling PetSmart and talk to them. They can probably steer you in the right direction. B. E.
B.R. answers from Louisville on February 10, 2009
HI! I'm a Veterinarian. There is a newer drug out called Cerenia and it is a tablet you give about one hour before car rides and it helps with the vomitting. It works great and is designed exactly for carsickness. Ask your Vet for the Cerenia.
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C.R. answers from Charleston on February 10, 2009
You might want to wait a little while longer before taking the puppy for a ride. Sometimes when they can't see what is going on outside they have no balance and that is what makes them not feel so well. You can also try holding him/her up to look out the window and just do quick trips around the block to get him/her used to riding and the turns. Good luck.
H.J. answers from Lexington on February 10, 2009
Our dog was closer to 5 years old, but our vet said to give her Benadryl (I don't remeber the dose) and it worked great.
E.M. answers from Louisville on February 10, 2009
talk to your vet i think i have heard they have some meds that can help with that. congrats on your new baby we also have a new addition shes only 3 months old tho
T.C. answers from Nashville on February 10, 2009
I have a spitz that does this. We have just learned to not feed her before we go out. She has not outgrown it. Sorry!
A.C. answers from Charlotte on February 10, 2009
Give it some dramamine about 30 minutes before you are ready to leave. It should work.
M.B. answers from Louisville on February 10, 2009
My dog was like that. You have to make a lot of very short trips at first. Like just drive around the block and then praise the puppy when you make it home mess free. Do that several times. Increase the duration of the trip just a little at a time. Make sure puppy goes to the bathroom before hand and NO eating or drinking before any car trip. My dog still has an uneasy tummy, but he can make a long car trip if he has NO food and very little water and LOTs of stops to stretch and potty. If my dog has a car trip any time that day we wont feed him at all until we're back from the car trip. Your puppy will get better-when he understands there's nothing to be scared of. Also try letting some fresh air in the car while he's in there-just don't roll it down all the way-might try to escape. ;O)
K.P. answers from Fayetteville on February 10, 2009
Agreeing with Jennifer, this may be due to anxiety. In addition to riding around the block, take trips with FUN rewards, like, not just to the vet. Maybe to the park or something. I admit, I took my dog to the McDonald's drive thru! Our McDonald's would give out little dog treats, but she also got some french fries. It worked!