|Barked: Sun Dec 28, '08 3:13pm PST |
|Ive never heard of static strips, but I may have to go online and try them out!
Other than that, Daisy has always gotten carsick. Always. Some people said to try it slowly a little more car time at a time, and build up to get her adjusted. But for her it didnt work. I hear it does for some. So you could try going for like around the block little rides (and treats and rewards after and during) and then keep increasing the time/distance. Dont feed before a long car ride. I do keep water down though, just in case but remove it maybe a few hours before the drive. Daisy uses the ACE medication from the vet for long car drives--its a pill from the vet that helps and somewhat sedates her. It does prevent her from puking, and makes her calm enough to just lay down and rest or sleep for the ride. (the crate helps to0). However, without the pill, she still pukes. The only bad thing is that if your dog is a certain breed (there are a few that can't take it--your vet will know) or if you are prone to seizures you cant take it (or it could make an unknown seizure disorder present), however, for an occasional trip if your vet OKs it, it is worth it. they arent expensive either (maybe 10bucks for 10 pills or so) and I only do it for long drives bc otherwise she is absolutely miserable and pukes nonstop for hours.
Daci--it sounds like you have some anxiety with the car---I mean if you start salivating BEFORE you even get in it! maybe you could work on reinforcing the car being a fun place, like leaving a door open and play around the door and when she jumps in/around the car give treats. She is young, so she might get used to the car.
just be patient and keep trying.
and bring paper towels.....
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