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    Question DAP Spray or Collar

    Can anyone give me some feedback on these DAP collars and spray

    Does it work for travel sickness etc?

    Thanks in advance

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    No idea, I never used "dog appeasing pheromones".

    for my dog, I used to not feed her for about four hours before a long trip. Or any trip with a bendy or stop start road when she was tiny. And she used to lie flat with her head down and her eyes shut. For some dogs, being low on the floor in a crate or box or bed they can't see out of helps.

    I don't think something meant to calm anxiety will help with motion sickness - though it may help with an older dog that used to get motion sick and is now scared of the car because of it.

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    It also depends on why the dogs gets car-sick....is it motion sickness or is it due to exitement/anxiety.

    There are Bache-flower remedies for both motion and anxiety and that is what I use for my new Rescues. And it cannot harm them.
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    Thanks for your replies Hyacinth and newfsie
    I've tried many remedies with this dog (Toy Poodle) and I never feed her before travelling for at least 12-15 hours. Unfortunately, where we live the roads are all bendy It's a combination of motion sickness and 'fizz factor'. When we return home from a trip she's fine. And on short trips she's fine. She knows when we're going away and starts to fizz. We've tried packing days beforehand and loading the car when she's occupied somewhere else - but she still has that token barf within the first 40 mins or so .
    I just thought the pheromone might work.

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    When my Annabelle was very dog aggressive and human aggressive I purchased the DAP plug in and spent about $100.00 on something that seemed to make no difference. The behaviourist Vet I first dealt with swore by it. Mind you she was useless too.......So I am not a great believer in them. It might work at a calmer level.

    I have done a lot of desensitisation with dogs who get exited, but it is hard to put on paper and requires a lot of work and time. If you do not train yourself, have you tried finding a Behaviour Dog Trainer. Sometimes they can be desensitized out of it if due to anxiety/excitement. If it is motion sickness, it is very difficult. You would need meds.... Or, there are some acupressure point you can be taught for motion sickness too.

    There is one Acupressure point that I use for tummy upsets, ie Bloat, which might use....... Accupressure Point for Bloat ...........I have used this quite often on tummy related sickness in dogs. Mind you if I think it is bloat, I do this on the way to the vet. But it does help in general tummy upsets, I use it quite often
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    All I can suggest is if you know it's coming after 30 minutes of driving - plan to stop before it's due and have her out for a sniff and calm down. Repeat every 30 minutes. Ie that might help desensitise her. Do allow extra time for your first trip this way. Eg plan a trip that might normally take an hour, and stop 30 minutes in, for 20 minutes and then go again. If you can plan for somewhere nice to stop eg a nice park - that will help.

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    I've used both at different times to try and relax my boy while attempting crate training, and to help with separation anxiety when I leave for work.

    The collar didn't make a difference at all but the spray seemed to help. I would spray it in his crate about 10 mins prior to crate training and (it doesn't say to do this but I did) I sprayed some on his collar prior to leaving for work. I would, of course, take his collar off to do this and wait about 10 mins before putting it back on. I don't know if it was just coincidence but it helped... there was a small difference in him.

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    Wow! Where can you buy DAP collars? This is the first time I've heard of it.
    Border Collies are like potato chips, you really can't have just oneā€¦

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    Quote Originally Posted by BorderCollieCallix View Post
    Wow! Where can you buy DAP collars? This is the first time I've heard of it.
    If you google dap collar there are a few sites in Australia who sell them

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