Car Sickness :(

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Boxer Family

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Emma is now 15 weeks old and we're having problems with car sickness. We've never had this problem before with any of our animals and I don't know what to do. I took her to the vet to get her ears looked at two or three different times
(she had her ears cropped) and every time we're about to pull into the drive she yacks !! I fed her once in the morning and we left somewhere around mid afternoon and she puked up non digested food. YUCK ! So the next time I didn't feed her thinking that would help and sure enough right before we pulled into the drive she puked again. The drive isn't all that far either; about 35 miles one way. I've driven my dogs for three hrs. before and never had this problem. We love taking our dogs camping and fishing during the summer and boating all summer long and I don't want this to be a problem we have to deal with everytime we take her somewhere. Please Help !!

Emma 15 weeks old
flashy,fawn,cropped & docked

OOPS!!! I put this on the wrong board; I meant for it to be under the vet corner !! Sorry. Please sent it to the right spot.

[Edited by Boxer Family on 01-04-2001 at 06:00 PM]


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It sounds like the only time she goes in the car is when she goes to the vet. She must find it a stressful experience. You need to deprogamm her. Everyday take her out to car and just sit there with her for a few minutes. Give her treats, try to make it a happy experience. After a few days, start the car, but don't go anywhere. Again after a few days drive a very short distance, like down to the end of the driveway and back. Gradually increase the distance that you drive. I'm sure you get the idea. When you can drive for a short distance try and take he to positive places like the park or the pet store. I hope this solves the problem. It will take a while, but it should work.

Good luck,


Boxer Buddy
I agree with Jan, you need to make this a more pleasurable thing. Puppies can also go through a motion sickness faze. With time, patients, and lots of very short rides you should both get through this. :)
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