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Travel Sick Puppy.

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Sassybeast Sun 23-Sep-12 16:14:05

Any top tips ? She's approx 5 months old now and we've had her home from the rescue place for about a month. We don't take her in the car very often, but every time we do, she starts to salivate loads - drool literally pouring from her mouth and then she vomits.
Have tried not taking her in the car for a couple of hours after food but it doesn't seem to help. She perks up as soon as she's actually been sick but it's obviously miserable for her.

daisydotandgertie Sun 23-Sep-12 17:20:12

I'd say it sounds like fear, so she needs to start getting more used to the car.

Let her hop in and out without going anywhere - treats each time, feed her in the car, offer treats in the car. Let her learn that the car is just a normal place without the pressure of a journey.

Then if a journey happens, pop her in the car, treat and then ignore her completely during the journery. Not a soothe, not a word, not a thing. Chat as normal, sing a song. Anything so she doesn't pick up that you are concerned about her because if she does, she will assume there is something to be concerned about.

UltimateDetermination Sun 23-Sep-12 18:06:32

We got some tablets from pets at home - and our puppy has only been sick once in the car since (today! When we hadn't given them enough time to work). Worth a shot?

UltimateDetermination Sun 23-Sep-12 18:07:23

Someone else also suggested a ginger biscuit before they travel - no first hand experience of this though!

Sassybeast Tue 25-Sep-12 17:08:16

Thanks Daisy - I had (wrongly ) assumed that because she jumps into the car with no problems that it wasn't related to fear but will definately try your tips. I think now on reflection that I have been giving off anxious vibes to her so will be aware of that as well smile

And thanks Ultimate - I wasn't sure if such a thing existed so will keep that idea in reserve smile

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