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  1. #11
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    Thanks to you all for the replies, we have had her on small trips and she has been OK with them, this last trip we did was on an empty stomach (well I thought it was empty until she got sick ha ha ha), will try the ginger and keep up the small trips. We have spoken to our vet who said that if she doesn't grow out of it there is travel tablets we can give her, also the quarter of a Kwell did work albeit made her a little sleepy, I'm just not keen on giving her medication on long trips. Hope the ginger works.

    Cheers

    Deanna

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    Hi Deanna/Misty

    I had this problem with Frosty. She was extremely miserable in the car. For practice I took her on a very short trip daily to the oval where we did morning exercise, and she didn't throw up, but she wasn't very comfortable. This was before breakfast. Also I took her to puppy school and she didn't get to eat for four hours before that - so that was ok. But I took her when she was about 4 months old through the hills - windy roads and she chucked up everything. Sigh. I made sure we went home on straighter roads with less stop start, and she was ok.

    I think it does help if you practice with short trips. For longer trips make sure she hasn't had any food for 4 to 8 hours beforehand. Avoid windy roads or stop start roads. Don't let her drink heaps before a car trip either.

    And if she drinks seawater at the beach - she's bound to throw up. It's one way to induce vomiting if you need to.

    When Frosty was 6 months old - I took her on a massive road trip, about 3000km or more round trip. I figured if I couldn't get her to go two hours without chucking - I'd book her in a boarding kennel but if she made it two hours, I'd continue. She dealt with it by hugging the back seat and keeping her eyes closed (sleeping). I stopped every two hours and took her for a couple of laps around some country town cricket oval until she "performed" and then we continued. This worked ok. The only time she threw up was on a walk at the end of the trip when she'd been fed a raw chicken wing for breakfast. About 8 hours after breakfast. Not pretty. I think that was food and excitement disagreeing with puppy system and not motion sickness.

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    Thanks Hyacinth, Misty is 8months old now, will keep taking her for little rides and hope she eventually grows out of it. We live in the Hills in Perth but the roads are not as windy as the ones in the Adelaide Hills.

    Thanks for the info.

    Cheers

    Deanna

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