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    Hi All, our girl Misty gets car sick, when she was a couple of months old we took her to the beach an hours drive away, we had just got there when she brought up her food, we walked her for a while and headed home but when we were almost home she got sick again. We haven't taken her anywhere in the car since, (almost six months) until this last weekend when we took her for another try, sure enough she got sick again. I gave her a quarter of a Kwell just to get her home again. Any ideas how to deal with this problem as I want to be able to take her travelling with us when we go away. We don't take her with us yet as she is a destruction machine on four legs ha ha ha. hopefully she will grow up soon.

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    Deanna

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    Hi Deanna
    Poor Misty!
    Sorry, all i can think of is seeing your vet and getting some meds for it untill she grows out of it. I've heard that pups grow out of motion sickness

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    Thanks Magdalena, We are hoping that she grows out of it, if we travel we could be away for months and don't like the thought of having her on medication all that time.

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    Deanna

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    Hi Deanna, Kirby has motion sickness but he found a way to combat it. When he gets up in the car, he lies down with his eyes closed all the way until we reach our destination and he seems to be fine. He is not on medication. I hope you find a solution soon. Would it help if you take Misty on short trips frequently until she gets used to them then lengthen slightly each time?

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    From personal experience I know that we tried everytime we had puppies to get them used to driving in the car. So my mum used to take them everywhere with her when she was using the car. When the new owners picked them up most of them were fine driving in a car. What I want to say is if Misty isn't used to driving in the car maybe you need to get her used to it. But saying that there are also dogs that never get used to it and throw up every time. Just like some of us humans get sick every time.
    But I would try it. Don't give her anything to eat before you take her with you and bring some kitchen roll.....

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    my gsd gets car sick but shes much better after we started taking her eveywhere in the car. also its the stopping and starting and change in speed that tends to make her sick.. so maybe try driving extra gently we find that helps heaps!!

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    On another forum a person gave her dog a gingernut bikkie before travel..it worked a treat!!!
    The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    Ziggy has this problem too, especially when she was younger (she is 7 months old now). However recently we have been taking her for 5 minute trips, and she has been fine. We went to the beach the other day (45 mins) and she was fine too- we didn't feed her beforehand, but once we got there. I don't know if she'd be ok on a full stomach, but she is a lot better than she was.

    Can you see if you can make Misty 'used' to the car by taking her for short trips?

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    My poor Tara had car sickness really badly from the day we brought her home. It was only a minute in the car to the park & she'd throw up. 5 minutes to the vets, spew all over the back seat (covered with towels & a sheet I used to wash every day). I tried every remedy suggested including the ginger tabs & ginger snap bickies. Nothing worked. Poor thing was miserable every time she had to get in the car not surprisingly. We just had to wait until she grew out of it & now she can't wait to hop in the car & go for a ride.

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    ginger is really good for travel sickness - you should chat to your vet as well

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