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"I just can't ever get used to the car."
Said no dog, EVER.

They can get used to the car, in time!

Four things.

1) Meclizine (over the counter ask the pharmacy tech) 25mg ONCE in the morning of travel.
2) Light feeding, maybe a piece of bread. No "MEAL" on the tummy for any 'decent' ride.
3) Start with 2-3 minute "spins" around the block and let 'em out before they vomit.
4) "Practice Makes Perfect" and work up to 'trips'.
5) SOMETIMES a little Acepromazine (From my office) can reduce the anxiety of a car ride, AND it's anti- nausea.

Short rides graduating up to longer rides.

I also wrote this next passage about it:

Dogs get carsick.
Practice, and medications can help.
Very few dogs remain carsick forever.
Start with very short rides like 'around the block'.
Longer and longer rides on an empty stomach.

Meclizine is also good.
A small dog gets 1/4 to 1/2 tablet ONCE on the day of travel.
Any dog over 30 pounds gets 1 whole tablet - ONCE on the day of travel.

You can get Meclizine in medications like:
and we have it here at the clinic.

25mg...meclizine... is what should be on the 'ingredients' list.

NOT diphenhydramine.

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#carsick #carsickness #meclizine

Meclizine is the treatment of choice for dog motion-sickness. Any dog over 10-15 pounds can have a whole, 25mg tablet and be 'relatively resistant" to motion sickness for the basic-12 hour "waking day". Consult your vet. Meclizine 25mg chewables.
Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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