Managing a Dog Who Gets Carsick

Dogs can get carsick because of motion sickness. However, your dog is more likely to get carsick because he is nervous and anxious while riding in the car. Consider whether your dog needs to be in the car at all. He might be more comfortable staying at home. Before taking your dog in the car, let him get some exercise to calm down. Before starting the engine, sit in the car with your dog for a few minutes. Try this a few times before attempting to move the car. Then make a few short trips – less than 10 minutes. Work toward successful, short rides without your dog getting sick. As he becomes accustomed to the moving car, increase the length of the drive. He may be comforted in the car with treats, a squeaky toy or a favorite blanket too. Ask your vet Roanoke, VA to learn more.


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