Does your pet hate car journeys? Teddy, the labradoodle puppy, suffers from car sickness, but we hope some of these tips will help make travelling a more pleasurable experience for her.
Some dogs, just like people, can suffer from motion sickness and for some even the thought of getting in a car triggers nausea and this can cause anxiety too.
It is important to get dogs used to the car gently. Sometimes youngsters just need a slow introduction – often the first time they are in a car is a long journey away from their mother and litter mates to a new home.
Sometimes you need to go back to basics, just getting your puppy in the car without moving, then progressing to short journeys with a fun walk after. Keeping the windows down a little bit, allowing fresh air in can help, and regular stops on a long journey to walk around and have a drink. Make sure the car isn’t too hot or cold,and drive as smoothly as possible and never forget car safety; make sure your pet is suitably restrained, with a seatbelt harness or cage.
There are a couple of sprays that can help relax a dog, the pheromone Adaptil–http://www.adaptil.com/uk/What-Causes-Stress-in-Dogs/Dog-Car-Travel-Anxiety-and-Sickness-Advice
or the herbal based Pet Remedy – http://www.petremedy.co.uk/why-it-work/
However, some dogs are genuinely sensitive to motion sickness and there is prescription medication to prevent this, please feel free to talk us.
Here are some useful tips for travelling with your dog. We hope you all enjoy your holidays!