|Posted on May 2, 2009 at 8:08 PM||comments (53)|
Some of you have expressed some of these same ideas I'm going to share that I received from Chavon at Amazing Tails.
1. Don't feed them 3 hrs before traveling.
2. Start by getting them used to being in the vehicle...when it's not moving...have it be a fun thing. When they're comfortable being in the vehicle then progress to starting the car when they're in it. Next time drive around the parking lot or short trip. Gradually add distance as they seem to be able to handle it. Try a gingersnap cookie beforehand if they have trouble.
3. If they're really severe and can't handle the shortest of trips...there are some natural granuals called "Easy Travel Solution" that you may want to check out.
Below is a short article that I got off the internet as well.
Many dog owners soon realize or within five minutes their pet has motion sickness (car, boat or airplane), especially young dogs have carsickness. Some dogs outgrow this problem. Receptors in the ear called the vestibular appartus; help an animal process position and movement. A dog will experience motion sickness or carsickness if the signals coming in (relayed by the eighth cranial nerve to the brain) are excessive: Symptoms include drooling, vomiting and or diarrhea. Severe vomiting can lead to dehydration and death in dogs. According to Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Animal Health market research, estimated 1.2 million dogs experience vomiting each year caused by motion sickness. Suggestions to curb or prevent motion sickness, when taking your dog for a drive: In the beginning take very short trips, avoid feeding your dog three hours prior to travel (never take your dog on a long trip with full stomach), make sure your dog had drank water before the trip, drive slow around curves, approach stops signs or red lights slowly (avoid sudden or sharp stops), keep at least one window cracked open to get fresh air, try to prevent your pet from looking out the window, provide lots of room to get up and move around, make sure the temperature inside the car is kept not to hot or cold, and stop ever so often or once an hour to let your dog stretch or quick walk and drink water.
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) meclizine (Bonine), and dimenhydrinate (Dramamine) are commonly used medications to help reduce nausea associated with motion sickness. These medications are available over the counter or without a prescription, however should never be used unless specifically recommended by a veterinarian. Critically important is the correct or proper dosage for use in pets. Ginger (herb) has been known to be effective to prevent motion sickness in dogs (especially ginger cookies) and humans. Ginger snaps work well for medium sized dogs. Always consult your veterinarian before giving your dog Ginger. In severe cases of motion sickness, maybe necessary during long travel periods of time, a sedative maybe prescribed by a veterinarian.
|Posted on April 2, 2009 at 2:30 PM||comments (20)|
We are wondering if you recommend a specific service for puppy insurance?! I am not sure if you have any or know much about it, but I thought it was worth a chance to ask for your opinion!
|Posted on March 27, 2009 at 9:04 PM||comments (3)|
I love watching them grow. Any new photos?
|Posted on March 27, 2009 at 9:02 PM||comments (42)|
Okay, can someone tell me how to post a photo to my profile? I'm a baby boomer/Gen Xer. if I were Gen Y or Gen Me I would have this down pact. But instead, I am wise!
|Posted on March 9, 2009 at 3:07 PM||comments (107)|
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