Canines Can Get Car Sick Too

July 3, 2018

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There is something about seeing a dog riding along in the car!  Their head sticking out of the window, tongue flapping in the wind and their nose twitching at all the new smells.  But not all dogs have an enjoyable experience because just like people, some dogs have trouble with motion sickness. While a trip to the Dog Park may be okay, if you plan on driving for hours with your pooch, motion sickness can make it a miserable experience. While obvious signs are vomiting, other symptoms include dry heaving, drooling, shaking, whining, or excessive lip licking. A trip to your vet may be necessary for a medication called Cerenia that will aid in “the prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. You can also plan to make the journey as delightful as possible for your car sick canine. Feed your dog only a small meal before traveling may help reduce the symptoms of motion sickness, as well as making frequent pit stops for your pup (15-20 minutes every 2-3 hours) and seat your dog closer to ten front of the car so they can watch the scenery ahead and not just see a blur through the side windows.

SOURCE: Travel + Leisure

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