How to stop your dog from throwing up in the car?
A dog vomiting and sick in a car is not pleasant! But what to do then to transport his dog in his car?
I have a dog myself and he never gets car sick again! Here are some tips and remedies for a dog that has motion sickness in the car.
1. Why is my dog car sick?
We have a dog at home, Billy who will soon be 2 years old. He has been transported regularly by car since he was a baby. At first he had motion sickness, but since then, he’s never car sick again.
Here are the 2 main reasons why a dog gets car sick:
- The age of the dog: Indeed, the younger the dog or even the baby, the chances of it being sick in a car are great. As his vestibular system is not fully formed, his balance suffers thus causing motion sickness.
- anxiety: As the dog remembers his discomfort in the car when he was a baby, it may unfortunately be that this transport sickness never fades. Stress and anxiety are the #1 cause of dogs vomiting, shaking and whining on car trips.
To help your anxious dog or cat in the car, during grooming or before a visit to the veterinarian, certain products exist, including this one:
Before moving on to natural tips and remedies to help your dog stop being car sick, you must of course know how to recognize the symptoms.
Here are the main symptoms and signs of a dog with motion sickness:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Abundant drool and saliva
- Moaning and whining
- Excessive yawning
- Shaking and fidgeting
- Excessive lip licking
3. A natural remedy for a car sick dog
A first natural remedy to test on your dog is the ginger remedy. In fact, ginger helps to naturally relieve the unpleasant symptoms of motion sickness in the car.
You will find ginger in different forms:
- in capsule
- in powder
- in infusion
You can ask your veterinarian for advice or find treats for dogs with ginger and other ingredients in pet stores that will help your dog stop being car sick.
4. Grandma’s remedy to prevent a dog from throwing up in the car
If your dog has a habit of throwing up in the car, there are other grandmother’s tricks to calm these stomach aches and nausea naturally.
In addition to ginger, you can also use these plants:
- lemon balm
You can also attach a sprig of fresh parsley to your dog’s collar to help soothe him naturally.
Ultimately, here are some handy tips and tricks to help your dog stop having motion sickness and therefore not be sick in the car.
- Take frequent short car rides with your dog.
- Offer him a calm, cozy and comfortable corner in the car.
- Bring a toy and your pet’s comforter for the car trip.
- Open the car windows to ventilate the inside of the car well.
- Avoid giving too much food before leaving for the car.
- Take breaks so your dog can get some fresh air during transport.
If none of the tips and remedies work for your dog, then best consult your veterinarian. He will certainly be able to advise you on what is best to do to help your dog against motion sickness!
Tutorial and practical advice to help your dog in the car