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car sick dog medicine?

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car sick dog medicine?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.
Most dogs get a lot of relief from having a window cracked AND being able to see out the window. You can try placing a box or other item in the seat to raise the dog up to window level.

You can also try conditioning the dog to riding in the car. Start by sitting in the car with the dog with the car not running. Give lots of praise when he doesn't vomit. Then travel a small distance the next time. Give lots of praise when he doesn't vomit. Then you can progress to longer rides.


If you start to see drooling, this is a signal that the vomit is coming so you should stop the car and let him get out and walk a minute.


Dramamine is effective as well, as is benadryl but you want to avoid medications if you can. 90% of car sickness is not about motion, it's about stress. The least stressful you can make the ride, the less he will vomit.


With some work, you can make this a good ride for everyone.


Let me know if you still have questions.

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Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Reply to Tammy Falkner's Post: If I give her Dramamine (or Benadryl) am I correct that I'd dose her based on weight like I would a child?

Would a baby aspirin help? It seems that if that would help, it would be gentler on her system.

Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX helping us greatly! Seeing her so miserable is very unsettling.

Phyllis
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 11 years ago.

My vet recommends benadryl at the dosage of 1 mg per lb of body weight.


I am not sure about dramamine.


I hope this helps more!

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