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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Poppy today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? Is Poppy on any medication right now? Does she vomit multiple times when on a trip or just once?
Okay thanks for the additional information. Sorry to hear about Poppy getting car sick frequently. Fortunately there is a medication that your veterinarian can prescribe that can help with car sickness. That medication is called Cerenia. It is a pill that you can give ~ 1/2 hour prior to a long car trip and it helps with nausea and vomiting for at least 24 hours after giving a dose. I have had great sucess with this drug when prescribed for motion sickness
The good thing about this drug is it does not make dogs dopey or aggressive since it only works on eliminating nausea. Sorry I am not sure about the drugs availability in Australia since I live in the United States. That is something you would have to check with your veterinarian to determine. Another name for the drug is called Maropitant so you may be able to research it as well.