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    Panic Attacks

    Oskar is almost 10 months old. Since we got him, he has gone for at least 2 rides a day in the car. My husband and I even change cars frequently due to the fact we own a dealership. Oskar has his car seat which he always is in no matter what car, an has been in since he was 4 months old. Always looking out the window when not sleeping.

    Recently, as in just this Tuesday, my husband and I swapped cars and he took mine in to be cleaned. No new cleaners were used, nothing different or out of place as far as I notice.

    Wednesday we get in the car to take my son to school and he stuffs his nose in the corner of the seat. Won’t respond verbally. Won’t budge. Shaking.
    I pulled over to see if he was okay, and took him up front with me. He wouldn’t look out the window. Stuffed his face near the air vent and continued to shake. His breathing got faster and heavier as the ride went on, to the point of panting.

    Anyone have anything like this happen? He is a nervous dog in new situations, but he’s always loved going for rides. I can’t figure it out, and I’m getting worried for him.

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    Re: Panic Attacks

    Could he have eaten something he shouldnít have?


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    Re: Panic Attacks

    Our girl Banks (bulldog) .. as a pup was indifferent to car rides. Then one day she HATED it, would do exactly as you explain.. we had to get her Xanax if we went on long trips.

    Another help was Adaptiló it is spray of pheromones


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    Re: Panic Attacks

    Definitely not, it’s been going on for days and just during the rides. Once he’s out he’s back to normal.
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    This isn’t promising. My husband said he changed the audio (bass and treble etc) when he took the car in. I’m going to see if it may be a frequency thing. I’m also going to take him for a ride in the truck to see what happens.

    If that’s all a bust then I will definitely try the Adaptil - cuz he doesn’t want to be home.

    Quote Originally Posted by 2bullymama View Post
    Our girl Banks (bulldog) .. as a pup was indifferent to car rides. Then one day she HATED it, would do exactly as you explain.. we had to get her Xanax if we went on long trips.

    Another help was Adaptil— it is spray of pheromones


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    Re: Panic Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Oskars Keeper View Post
    This isnít promising. My husband said he changed the audio (bass and treble etc) when he took the car in. Iím going to see if it may be a frequency thing. Iím also going to take him for a ride in the truck to see what happens.

    If thatís all a bust then I will definitely try the Adaptil - cuz he doesnít want to be home.
    If you try it... follow the directions, it makes a difference


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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskars Keeper View Post
    This isn’t promising. My husband said he changed the audio (bass and treble etc) when he took the car in. I’m going to see if it may be a frequency thing. I’m also going to take him for a ride in the truck to see what happens.

    If that’s all a bust then I will definitely try the Adaptil - cuz he doesn’t want to be home.
    Sounds can definitely be an issue. My wife's chihuahua was panicked with one cellphone's sounds and would wedge herself into corners when she heard it. With any other cellphone she is fine. And this is the fierce chihuahua that kills squirrels.

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    Oh my!

    Quote Originally Posted by Honeys Owners View Post
    Sounds can definitely be an issue. My wife's chihuahua was panicked with one cellphone's sounds and would wedge herself into corners when she heard it. With any other cellphone she is fine. And this is the fierce chihuahua that kills squirrels.
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    So we’ve been driving without the radio on and in someone’s lap with success. I’m going to put him back in his car seat tomorrow, and if all goes well then we will try it with the radio again now that I’ve changes the settings back.

    I told my husband that he has BIG sensitive ears, and you can’t expect him to enjoy the treble and bass pumped up
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    Re: Panic Attacks

    Quote Originally Posted by Oskars Keeper View Post
    So weíve been driving without the radio on and in someoneís lap with success. Iím going to put him back in his car seat tomorrow, and if all goes well then we will try it with the radio again now that Iíve changes the settings back.

    I told my husband that he has BIG sensitive ears, and you canít expect him to enjoy the treble and bass pumped up
    Nice!! Hopefully he is ok with no music


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