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    Car sick

    Does anyone have issues with their Frenchies (or other dogs) getting extremely car sick? Jax has been getting car sick since July and it seems to be getting worse and worse. I bought a booster seat so he is up and high and can see out the windows but it doesn't matter. He will throw up even if it is a 10 minute car ride. He will sit there and drool like a St. Bernard. I think now he is getting anxiety as well about going in the car. I take him to fun places so it's not just rides to the vet. I tried Happy Traveler over the weekend and it did not work at all. I have read about ginger and am thinking of giving that a try as well. I have heard that most dogs grow out of it but not all. It really makes me sad that he hates the car so much and gets sick every time he gets it.

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    Re: Car sick

    The only one that gets car sick is our Beagle. None of our bullies or Frenchie get car sick, thank goodness.
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    Re: Car sick

    No help here, none of my dogs have ever had car sickness. Does it help to put him in the front seat?

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    Re: Car sick

    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    No help here, none of my dogs have ever had car sickness. Does it help to put him in the front seat?
    I've tried the front seat too and that does not work. I will see if giving him a little ginger works. If not, I sure do hope he grows out of it!

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    Re: Car sick

    Sorry, No help here either. My ex is a vet, I will ask him if he knows of any products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winginit66 View Post
    Sorry, No help here either. My ex is a vet, I will ask him if he knows of any products.
    That would be great! It makes me so sad that he gets sick every time he is in the car and I would love to find something other than Dramamine that will help him be comfortable and enjoy car rides.

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    Re: Car sick

    He said Benadryl...

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    Re: Car sick

    Quote Originally Posted by winginit66 View Post
    He said Benadryl...
    Benadryl helps with car sickness in dogs? I never would have thought that. I will definitely give it a try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
    Benadryl helps with car sickness in dogs? I never would have thought that. I will definitely give it a try!

    I can't speak to it b/c Gidget loves a car ride....

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    Quote Originally Posted by winginit66 View Post
    I can't speak to it b/c Gidget loves a car ride....
    I wish Jax loved car rides!

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    Re: Car sick

    I found this surfing...
    Dogs that don’t outgrow motion sickness and don’t respond to conditioning may benefit from the use of medication. There are a variety of over-the-counter and prescription medications that may quell your dog’s motion sickness symptoms.

    These include:
    Anti-nausea drugs
    Antihistamines, which can lessen dog motion sickness, reduce drooling, and offer sedation
    Phenothiazine and related drugs, which reduce vomiting and provide sedation

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    Re: Car sick

    more surfing info:
    Motion sickness in dogs occurs for the same reason as it does in humans: the movement of the vehicle over-stimulates the inner ear, which controls balance. Like humans, it affects younger dogs more than older ones, as their balance has not fully developed yet. Puppies that get motion sickness often outgrow it. Good news!!! (I thing Jax is still a puppy?)
    What I've been reading says try sitting with them in a non-moving car, then progress to short trips, try rolling window down for fresh cool air (or use A/C).

    I hope something helps! I would be super upset if Gidget couldn't ride w/ me!

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