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My 7 month old pup Daisy gets sick on longer car trips. She does OK with short trips around town, but out on the road for longer periods of time, she throws up. 30-60 minutes of steady highway driving is about all she can take before she starts puking.

I was planning to drive home for Christmas, but now I'm not sure a 7 hour road trip is going to work out with her along.

I don't have anyone to leave her with while I'm gone, and I don't like the idea of putting her in a kennel. So my only options are to take her along, or just don't go.

Any ideas what to do with a pukey dog on a long car journey?
 

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The only thing I can think of is frequent stops. I've also heard of people who use some kinds of medicine, but I"m not sure what medicine they use. My 2 just a few weeks ago went on their first "long" trip (1 1/2 hours is the longest we've gone) and they did suprisingly well. Fell asleep both ways. Good luck!

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My 7 month old pup Daisy gets sick on longer car trips. She does OK with short trips around town, but out on the road for longer periods of time, she throws up. 30-60 minutes of steady highway driving is about all she can take before she starts puking.[/b]
Where is she in the car and how is she confined. For many dogs like people subject to motion sickness looking out the side window especial or any window in general is a contgributing factor. If you can crate the dog and cover it so it can not see out you just might be able to solve the problem with out resorting to drugs. We use to have one dog that rode curled up on the floor.

Dogs and Motion Sickness

ginger has been shown to reduce symptoms of motion sickness University of Maryland Medical Center

Motion Sickness in Dogs (Cars, Boats and Planes)
Some dogs cannot be conditioned and medication is necessary. Commonly used medications to help reduce the nausea associated with motion sickness include diphenhydramine (Benadryl®), meclizine (Bonine®) and dimenhydrinate (Dramamine®). These medications are available without a prescription but should never be used unless specifically recommended by a veterinarian. Proper dosage and use are crucial to treating and diminishing the signs of motion sickness.[/b]


The Use of Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) in Dogs and Cats

Meclizine (Bonine®, Antivert®)

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My 7 month old pup Daisy gets sick on longer car trips. She does OK with short trips around town, but out on the road for longer periods of time, she throws up. 30-60 minutes of steady highway driving is about all she can take before she starts puking.

check in with your vet about good ol' Dramamine. Worked for us.[/b]
 

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Just got back last night. 7+ hours (each way) in the car and no throwing up.

The vet prescribed something called Cerenia. It prevents vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. It sure seemed to work.
 
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