suki1964 wrote: »
Dont forget the crate - still use that because its the safest way to transport a pet but put some non slip matting down to stop pup sliding around and cover the top and sides of crate so pup cant see things moving past him - helps with motion sickness
catkins wrote: »
When I collected my dog as a puppy we had a 5 hour journey with him to take him home. Obviously we stopped as much as possible but the poor boy was horrendously sick and also messed himself.
I guess this put him off car journeys so he would literally shake anywhere near the car. If we took him out in it he was always sick and would cry.
What worked for him took a while but it was basically to start off with him just sitting in the car. Didn't even start the engine just sat there stroking him and praising him, maybe giving him a small treat. Did this several time. Then sat in the car and started the engine, again stroking, praising etc. After a few times of that moved the car just literally yards. We built up from that and not only did the car not scare him he became a really good traveller. We can travel long distances and he is never sick. He will look out the window or lay down and often sleeps (he travels on the back seat) for a lot of the journey.
I have recommended this way to several friends and it has always worked so may be worth trying. As I say, it is a bit of a slow process but so worth it.
suki1964 wrote: »
I just use an old towel to cover the top and just a way down a bit of the crate - dont completely cover him in. You just want so that when hes lying down he cant see the trees/lamposts/fences etc rushing past him if you see what I mean. I myself get indcredibly car sick if Im not driving and find it easier to keep my eyes closed rather then seeing motion
kathryn196 wrote: »
We used to give our old dog who had travel problems a ginger biscuit about half an hour before the journey, its supposed to settle their tum. It seemed to ease the problem , but really we only ever took him small journeys
snowman2 wrote: »
What worked for my dog was to give her a bean bag. It gave her some extra stability in the car and stopped the car sickness overnight
Paparika wrote: »
he has a cage which is behind the passenger seat and wedged so it cannot move, but he can still slide a lil in the cage.
so forget the cage and try beanbag?
Savvy_Sue wrote: »
I'm wondering if a small bean bag or cushion inside the crate would help? Or as someone else suggested a non-slip mat inside the crate?
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