My dog gets car sick within about 20 minutes or so every time we try to take her out. Any suggestions?

Asked by Member 1151073 on Jan 20th 2013 Tagged carsick in Other Behavior & Training
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how long before you take her are you feeding her? in servere cases you would wait at least an hour before doing so... or she could just be like some people who just get car sick on even the smallest of journeys, or are you sure she isnt affraid of the car, i know in most cases they shake, wet and/or poo themselves but some dogs are sick... Hope this helps xx

Milly answered on 1/20/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Surprisingly, giving her a couple of ginger snap cookies prior to the ride can and often does help! Or, Benadryl or dramamine given about a half hour to 45 minutes does help as well.
I have also found that having the dog ride in the security of a crate often helps. An enclosed plastic airline type crate works best but wire ones can help as well.
And, a program of having the dog get in the car, starting it, then just sitting while playing relaxing music can make a big difference. Gradually increase the time you just sit with the car running, then when that is fine, back out of the driveway and immediately come back into the driveway.
Gradually increase the distance you go as she continues to be relaxed until you have her confident.
Remember to progress very, very slowly and keep the relaxing music!
Good luck.

Member 641257 answered on 1/20/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


I agree with the others posters. Also, try taking her to fun places, like a park to play. That will make her associate the car with good things. Good Luck!

Koby answered on 1/21/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


You can give her Machu's Blend Dog Tea. It is totally safe and is excellent for car sickness, upset stomachs, diarrhea, etc. You make it like regular tea then let it cool before giving. She can drink it right out of the bowl or you can mix it in with her food. I hope this helps!

Petri answered on 1/23/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer