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Old 10-16-2006, 09:37 PM   #1
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i am having a huge problem with our 4month old lab/shepard mix likeing car rides. when i first brought her home it was no problem (she was on my lap) but now she wont get in a car willingly and as soon as shes in the car (the car doesnt even have to be started or moving) she starts drooling like crazy. i mean all over. and she can make it about 30min before she throws up. should i just keep taking her for short rides? try to play with her in a non-moving car? i really want her to be able to ride in a car so i can take her 4-wheeling with me in my jeep

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Old 10-16-2006, 10:21 PM   #2
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Wow, 30 mins, you are lucky. We had a border collie pup who couldn't make it to the end of the road in the car before she was sick the first time. She did outgrow this in the end, but we persisted with taking her out for very short journeys in the car every day.

Could you perhaps get into the habbit of driving her around the block for five minutes every evening then feed her dinner when you get back? Or perhaps driving a very short distance to the nearest park or dog walking area where you can play a fun game before returning home?

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Tilda was/is exactly the same. I say was/is because we seem to be having some success. This is what we've been doing.

Just sit in the car, doors open, not running. Like you're sitting on a park bench. Have your dog on the lead but let her decide what to do, she'll probably stay outside the car. You can do this for just a few minutes at a time & a few times a day. After a few days start encouraging her to get into the car with you.

I fed Tilda from the back of the car a few times. At first she left her hind legs on the ground, but eventually jumped in. I sometimes just sat on the back bumper of the car, feeding her bits of boiled chicken, until I got her to take the chicken off the bumper of the car herself.

In the beginning she would stay as far away from the car as possible when taking her for a walk and she had to be picked up & placed in the car. Now she happily jumps into the back of the car with little or no encouragement.

The park is very close to our house but we've been driving her there about 3 times out of 5.

She is still drooling, but not anywhere near as much as she used to & I can't remember the last time she vomited. Also, her fear of the car seems to have vanished.

The next test will be longer journeys.

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Damiri, our new Grey pup, was carsick (drooling and vomiting) when she first arrived, and refused to get into the car. I'd start with SHORT trips (like around the block), lots of praise and rewards, if I were you. Increase the travel time, gradually. In three weeks, Damiri now willingly jumps into the car, and does not throw up on trips, and no longer drools. It does work.
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I've read your posts. Chrissy Girl (part border colllie/part shepherd - MAYBE) is still getting car sick. She LOVES to jump in the car and go, but within a few minutes you can see her start yawning, then drooling, and vomiting. Short rides are just drooling, but it starts within a few minutes Does anyone have an actual medication or natural remedy for this? We've tried dramamine (per vet) and pepcid AC (per trainer) - but haven't had to go anywhere just recently to try both together - neither one worked by itself. We've even tried a strong natural lavender sachet in the car (per trainer). That didn't work either. Has anyone ever gotten any advice on where to place her in the car? e.g. would they be better off in a harness in the back seat - more secure? We have a Honda CRV and usually put her in the back on a quilt and her fleece bed for stability, try to be careful driving, no fast turns, etc., but it doesn't seem to help - we would so like to travel with her.
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Depending where you are your can buy motion sickness pills for humans ( Gravol ) and they work for dogs as well. I would give the child's dose to a 50-75 lb dog.

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Thanks, Doberman's. We have dramamine here and I have tried it. It didn't work alone. Next time I am going to try it in combination with an antacid and see what happens. I'm also thinking about the harness for the back seat - but a little hesitant. It's bad enough cleaning up the back of the CRV, much less the back seat! I'm sure you can relate. LOL
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Hi and welcome to the forum. I had a similar problem when two of mine were puppies and if you give a ginger biscuit about half an hour before starting out on your journey this helps or at least it did with mine.
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Depending where you are your can buy motion sickness pills for humans ( Gravol ) and they work for dogs as well. I would give the child's dose to a 50-75 lb dog.
Wow ! There's so muchI still have to learn about Puppies and Dogs. I didn't know you can give human motion sickness pills like dramamine and gravol to dogs or even Pepcid AC. I was barely learning that you can give Baby Food to dogs as a treat like Chicken and Vegetable flavor and that Cheese/Cottage Cheese can also be given as a treat. But Dramamine, Gravol, and Pepcid AC ? Interesting. I'll have to try that cuz my pups vomit too when I take them on car rides. The local park is kinda far from where I am. So the ride can get long and they seem fine if they dont look out the window. But Moose just cant help himself but once he does .... Bleh ! I think it's sad to crate them up in the carrier box every time they get in the car. It's better if they're just free to roam in the van. But they cant handle it. I'm gonna try these suggestions.
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