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Any Cures for Travel Sick Dog PLEASE

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Found 18th Mar 2008
Hi I have a two year old bitch whippet and she is a beautiful well behaved dog. Her only problem is travel sickness, even short distances. I feel so sorry for her and hate taking her in the car, but we don't like leaving her home when we go out for any length of time.
Has anyone got any ideas please?

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do you know if she is afraid? or just motion sick?

You can get travel sickness tablets from your vet or Pet Shop.

Ginger is the cure.

Try crystallised ginger or 'chocolate covered ginger' if the dog is spoilt.

We have two Weimaraners and one gets terribly sick, foaming at mouth etc but once we gave her the ginger, she was OK.

Best of luck :thumbsup:

you should not really be giving dogs chocolate as it contains, theobromine that is toxic to dogs in sufficient quantities. I know alot of people do, but there is a danager to them

you could lock the dog in the boot... out of sight out of mind?

ctuk;1738128

you could lock the dog in the boot... out of sight out of mind?


... until you open the boot at the destination to find them and the contents of your boot covered in vomit and worse, at least thats what happened when we tried this approach with the kids .... tablets seems the better option now!

erics;1739079

... until you open the boot at the destination to find them and the … ... until you open the boot at the destination to find them and the contents of your boot covered in vomit and worse, at least thats what happened when we tried this approach with the kids .... tablets seems the better option now!


lmao

ginger definitely works and also making them lie down fo my dog worked so that they couldn't see things going past. Whippets are highly strung so it maybe due to sensitivity

Original Poster

Thank you, I will try the ginger, but in what form do you give it please?

Where is the dog when travelling? If ours is in a crate in the back she's sick, within 20 miles. If she's sitting on a seat, she's normally ok for going on 2 hours

Original Poster

She's normally in the back lying on the seat. She's been like it from and small puppy and is much better than she used to be, but it's still a big problem for her. She used to get sick after just a couple of miles and now it's about 10 miles. The vets suggest travel sick tablets, but yI can't give them to her every journey which is a few times a week, just local travel, we rarely go away.

Original Poster

Thanks to those who suggested ginger. Don't know if it was just luck but gave our whippet some ginger biscuit nearly an hour before travelling 20 miles. We arrived fine with no drooling or any appearance of any discomfort. Will try again next trip later this week.

Thanks again:)
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