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18 months ago we adopted a Labrador/Border Collie dog from

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18 months ago we adopted a Labrador/Border Collie dog from the RSPCA. A very lovable
and clever dog about 2 years old. About 6 months ago, he started being very anxious in
the car and cried and whined (all the time wagging tail). It has now got to the stage where if one of us(me or my wife) gets out of the car, he barks long and loud (all of the time still wagging his tail).We are both in our mid seventies and he is driving us both mad.
Can you advise us at all.
Donald Nicholas. [email protected]
Hi Donald - Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and specialist and will do my best to assist you today!

Does Sam look nauseous in the car? Drooling or uncomfortable?

Does this ONLY happy in the car?

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.


no and yes

Hi there,

Thank you for your reply.

It would be a shame if this ONLY happens in the car to put them on medications that last all day such as prozac.

For this reason - common medications used in veterinary medicine for car anxiety inlcude:


1) Dimenhydrinate (LINK)

2) Acepromazine (LINK)

3) Valium (LINK)

I have also seen many owners use a special toy such as a kong toy and fill the toy with treats - this way they are distracted the entire time and medications are not even needed!

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thank you

You are very welcome!

Reply any time if more information is needed!

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With this communication - we are here to guide you in making the best decision for your pet. This is for informational purposes only. We are not allowed to diagnose and prescribe medications - rather provide a course of action to speak to your veterinarian about - and any medical therapy and treatment should only be performed after an in-person examination with your veterinarian as a professional-client relationship has not been established on the site. While information may be discussed, this is not intended as an encouragement for you to self treat your pet, rather information online, and any treatment provided should only be performed after consulting your veterinarian. This is information ONLY, not advice. More information can be found HERE

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