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Old 12-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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We are just back from seeing my granny we have about three hour car journey to see her. Daisy is fine on smooth roads but this is ireland and smooth roads are far and few between. Needless to day for every few miles of smooth roads there are twice as much bad twisty bumpy roads. Daisy was so sick. We tried not giving her food but this was worse as she took up bile. I can't go into my local town about 8 miles away without daisy vomiting. Trip to vets always results in daisy being sick. She cries all the time too in the car. Is there anything I can do or give her to stop this awful sickness?

Oh by the way daisy was teething and is now gummy totally at the front. Both top and bottom.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How does Daisy ride in the car?

Maybe getting her a small plastic (not the metal ones) kennel and putting a soft blanket and making it kind of dark would help? Seat belt it in snug....

I'd also talk to your vet. There might be something they can give you to help with this...

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Tori we have tried it!! She hates being enclosed!! I got seatbelt harness for her and she would sit in her bed that wouldn't help. We got car seat that see siding help she saw too much and hated it. For daisy the most safest for her and others is for her to sit on my knee!! I know a lot of people will criticise this but it's very distracting to hear her cry and then she tries climbing on your knee so I just don't drive and someone else does. She is less stressed and sick on my knee. It's awful.
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Laurel gets sick unless she can see out of the window.
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Old 12-09-2012, 05:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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No I tried perching her up and instead of looking out the windscreen you see her head going back and forward watching what is going on out the passenger window. She just vomits either way. It's awful watching I try and keep calm so she doesn't pick up. Sometimes she will just sit and snuggle her nose and face in my arm and that's great as she sleeps I hold her in a way that she won't move as much. But then everytime we stop her head is up looking out she is standing up and then she's sick. I try building her up taking her small distances every day so when we do have to do big journeys she is use to it never makes a difference
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1/4 - 1/2 a ginger nut biscuit is great for car sickness for them.

One of my dogs was always sick in the car but that works for her
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I wonder if one of those little vests you can get to help with fear of thunder would help. From my understanding, they hold the dog a little snug, making them feel secure. Maybe that way, she wouldn't feel the bumps so much.
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh some good advice yeah are they call thunder vests? Might try just you feel so helpless not being able to stop it.

Orla will try that too!! Glad I'm not the only one battling with car sickness.
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I agree about the Thundershirt. It may help. Also, there is something made by Bach's called Rescue Remedy. It helps with all sorts of anxiety issues and is all natural. I did order it for Zoe but have not tried it yet.
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Ginger Mint Tonic does wonders for an upset tummy and may help, along with Tranquility Blend. Both are from Animal Essentials and Crystal carries them in her store.
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