What are ways to help a dog or puppy that gets car sick.
- realize that puppy might out-grow the need to be car-sick.
- Dramanine, Meclizine, Wal-DramII or Bonine – slightly different meds that do the same thing, but one might work where another doesn’t
- Putting a crate up high so he can see out
- Opening a window
- start with really short trips
- give a bone to chew on
- teach dog to let you know if would be ill so you can pull over for it to vomit and then continue on your way
- drive more conservatively
- give gingersnap cookies, or ginger tea
- go on a few really long trips, somehow that can help dog adjust to vehicle motion
- don’t feed too much before traveling (if at all) this though depends on the dog since some dogs get sick on a empty tummy. It’s a case of having to know your dog
- Be careful where you place them in the car – some dogs front seat, some dogs middle of vehicle, some crated so can’t see passing scenery from side view, Once again, a case of try it out, see what works for individual dog
- Perhaps invest in larger vehicle, less car sickness in vans
- Realize that many dogs will out-grow car sickness, but some never do, whether it’s a conditioned response, or an actual effect of vehicular travel. All one can do then is determine how to live with it (extra bedding and showers)