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Car Sickness

Discussion in 'Puppies 101' started by SRW, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. Sharon7

    Sharon7 Premium Member

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    UGH, I used to have bad motion sickness myself so your description of your road made me remember that! Unfortunately Eli also is nauseous or anxious in the car as well. He is very restless and drools. Front or back, doesn't make a difference. We usually only go a few miles, and it's to a place where we take a nice walk, so I dunno if he'll ever outgrow it. We tried ginger and rescue remedy, and neither one helped. Eli is 1 1/2.
     
  2. ghggp

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    How did it go yesterday?

    Just to let you know... my new puppy Liam would throw up bile overnight at about 3-4 in the morning for two weeks straight. I thought I would have to take him to the vet as he was sick!

    Ann helped me out by suggesting that I feel him a little snack before bed! That did the trick! If your pup did not have any food for a long time, apparently it can cause him to throw up! Liam’s last feeding for the day was 4:00. I was thinking the earlier I fed him he could relieve himself before bedtime so I could get a full night sleep! It backfired in a big way!

    A snack before bed did the trick!
     
  3. SRW

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    He didn't throw up either way, which is great! I was really worried about the return trip because, even though I hadn't fed him since 10am., in the class of course you have to give them a small treat every time they do something you want them to, and he ended up getting about 40 small treats which just about equals a full meal. On the way home I drove as gingerly as possible and actually got honked at by someone following me up the winding two lane roads near my house because I was going about 10 miles slower than the speed limit. :wideyed::wideyed:

    Now I have try to figure out why he threw up Monday and Tuesday in the car, and not Wednesday (unless it's because if I'm not thinking about it I subconsciously pretend I'm Mario Andretti in my SUV :nailbiting::nailbiting::nailbiting: ).
     
  4. Piper's mom

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    When my3 yr old Piper was a pup he'd throw up occasionally (and was never stressed) in the car. He hasn't done it since he was a year. Many do outgrow it.
     
  5. Piper's mom

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    It's funny you mention that Gloria, Piper was the exact same! I did take him to the vet (it went on for 5 days in a row at least) and it was too much stomach acid. She put him on a Pepcid ac for 1 week as well as the equivalent of pepto bismal. I like Ann's idea better though.
     
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  6. ghggp

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    “I like Ann's idea better though.”

    Initially, I thought he would always have this problem, throwing up overnight, which scared me! What a simple fix and the problem never cropped up again. Kinda like the left eye which kept tearing! I though he might have that problem too for his lifetime!

    Funny how these are puppy issues they grow out of! Still, it scares us new puppy owners! Once again, I am so grateful for all the good directions we get from our more experienced SN members! Thanks Ann!!!
     
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  7. SRW

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    Devon has been in the car about half a dozen times since I last posted, and no further trace of car sickness. Very strange (in a good way).
     
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