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Car Sickness 

My best buddy Jet, is now 2 years old and after speaking with my local vet 1 year ago about Jet getting car sick he said he will grow out of it and should be find be the age of 2. We 2 is here back in July and still Jet doesnt like the car. He will tense up when I put him in the car and then after a little while he will start drooling if the ride goes longer he will sometime vomit. I have tried sitting him up higher in one of those Booster sets for dogs but that didnt work either. PLEASE Help as my partner are look for a caravan and want to travel and take Jet with us. You advise to regarding this would be appreciated.

Answered Friday 23 October 2015

Hi Donna,

 

 thanks for the question. Car/motion sickness is quite common in dogs and cats, as it is in humans, and is often the reason that the animal hates going in the car.

There is a really good product available on the market that is non-sedatory and provides 24 hour protection against motion sickness. The only problem is that it can only be given 2 days in a row and then needs a 5 day washout period. ie you would have to stop traveling for 5 days every 2 days which may be impractical. 

Have a chat to your vet and ask about "Cerenia" tablets for motion sickness.

Have a great trip and if you come via Berry please come in and say G'day

regards,

 Anthony (#jealous)

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