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  • Car sick Labradoodle

    Maddy is a wonderful companion, intelligent and a lover. And she doesn't even shed. She even has an amazing vocabulary recognition. So what could be wrong! She gets car sick. To call it what it is, she up-chucks (and drools excessively) every time she rides in a vehicle. She's 4, and has had experience riding. Thunder coat, prescription meds (which knock her out), ginger, etc. At my wits end, I am turning to the extensive knowledge of the good people on the forum. And ideas? BTW, our Brittany was terrified of thunder (but not gun fire) and could ride all day without a problem. Maddy sleeps through the thunder and lightning, but often loses her "cookies" within five minutes of getting on the road. The only thing that "works" is not feeding her. But she still throws up bile.
    Shane and Patty
    and Maddy the Labradoodle
    2003, 27-5L AF
    Chevy 2007, 3500 Dooley 4X4 LT3, Crew Cab, Duramax/Allison
    Two Honda Eu 2000

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    We had a couple Miniature Schnauzer dogs (one great, one a total old crank) who would get carsick. The vet advised us to give them Dramamine, in an appropriate dose for their weight. It worked...
    Steamguy

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    • #3
      Our Blue Merle Sheltie (see Avitar pic) finally out grew the problem. He turns 8 next month, we havenít given him meds (something that started with a C) in about 3 years. As a pup, he had troubles even on Freeways then only curvy roads to the beach and now nothing.

      That being said, his worst day of the year comes this Wednesday, July 4th. He HATES loud noises and thunder.
      Rolland & Judie, 2 Shelties, Cozmo & Brinkley

      2016 AF 27-5L, 4 pt Leveling, Dual Pane Windows, 10 Cu Ft Fridge, 15K AC, Central Vac, Progressive Dynamics hard wired EMS, Slide Toppers, 2 Fantastic Vents & Covers, TST507s, 480 Watts Solar Charger, 440AH AGM Battery Bank

      2005 Chevy Silverado 3500, Duramax/Allison, Crew Cab LB 4x4 B&W Companion

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      • #4
        Help our dog by making her lay down.
        It was a great day when she figured out that it helped and we didn't need to keep telling her.
        2018 GMC 3500 SB diesel
        2017 Arctic fox 27-5l 50Amp 5.5 Gen, 4 6 volt, 450W solar,ARPrv,michelin xps,built in surge suppressor, Tank Heat Pads and 4 Point Leveling System

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        • #5
          It does not seem entirely related to motion. Today she threw up after 3 to 5 minutes on the road. Seems like fear.
          Shane and Patty
          and Maddy the Labradoodle
          2003, 27-5L AF
          Chevy 2007, 3500 Dooley 4X4 LT3, Crew Cab, Duramax/Allison
          Two Honda Eu 2000

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          • #6
            Then watching some of these may help if nothing else they are good.
            http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...dog-whisperer/
            2018 GMC 3500 SB diesel
            2017 Arctic fox 27-5l 50Amp 5.5 Gen, 4 6 volt, 450W solar,ARPrv,michelin xps,built in surge suppressor, Tank Heat Pads and 4 Point Leveling System

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            • #7
              Our Yorkie seems to stress out in the truck vs. us being in the car. In the car, she is a trooper and loves it. When we are in the truck she gets all worked up and starts to pant and won't stop. We spoke with our vet and we now have a prescription for Trazodone 25mg; an Anti Anxiety med. I think we just need to take her in the truck more often. Its louder than our car. When we first adopted her, she was afraid of the car and reacted the same way. Now she bolts for the car and nearly jumps into her car seat all by herself.
              2005 Dodge Diesel 3500: 5.9L Cummins Turbo-Diesel, 3.73 4WD 4SPD SRW, quad cab, long bed, B&W Companion Hitch. Rebuilt tranny, PakBrake Exhaust Brake, PakBrake Airbags w/ Wireless remote fill.

              2017 Arctic Fox 27 5L: 4-Point Leveling System, Progressive 'Hard-Wired' 30amp surge protector, Slide-Toppers, 2" Receiver, TPMS TST 507, ARP Controller, Sailun G rated tires.

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              • #8
                Our Boston Terrier Cricket developed the same problem. We sat in the car like we were going out but didn't go anywhere. Gave her treats and got out. Next, we took short trips of just a few minutes (below the drooling threshold) and aain distracted her w/ special treats. We lengthened the amount of time and w/i a few weeks she was fine. She associated car trips w/ treats. She's pretty food driven, so that helped. Good luck! ~Paula
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                Tom & Paula
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by travelers View Post
                  Our Boston Terrier Cricket developed the same problem. We sat in the car like we were going out but didn't go anywhere. Gave her treats and got out. Next, we took short trips of just a few minutes (below the drooling threshold) and aain distracted her w/ special treats. We lengthened the amount of time and w/i a few weeks she was fine. She associated car trips w/ treats. She's pretty food driven, so that helped. Good luck! ~Paula
                  That's a good idea!!! Our dog is also VERY food driven. She runs to the truck and does want to get in, so I'm good to that point. I typically only use the truck to tow, but will start taking her out on short trips and do what you suggest. Once she can handle the short trips, I will use the truck vs the car until she is no longer bothered by it. We are not fans of needing to give her the tranquilizer, but she was just so stressed we worried for her.
                  2005 Dodge Diesel 3500: 5.9L Cummins Turbo-Diesel, 3.73 4WD 4SPD SRW, quad cab, long bed, B&W Companion Hitch. Rebuilt tranny, PakBrake Exhaust Brake, PakBrake Airbags w/ Wireless remote fill.

                  2017 Arctic Fox 27 5L: 4-Point Leveling System, Progressive 'Hard-Wired' 30amp surge protector, Slide-Toppers, 2" Receiver, TPMS TST 507, ARP Controller, Sailun G rated tires.

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                  • #10
                    Looking back on past records, we used Cerenia. Itís noted as helping with vomiting. The other thing we did was to make sure he was fed far in advance of when we would be leaving. It really worked well.
                    Rolland & Judie, 2 Shelties, Cozmo & Brinkley

                    2016 AF 27-5L, 4 pt Leveling, Dual Pane Windows, 10 Cu Ft Fridge, 15K AC, Central Vac, Progressive Dynamics hard wired EMS, Slide Toppers, 2 Fantastic Vents & Covers, TST507s, 480 Watts Solar Charger, 440AH AGM Battery Bank

                    2005 Chevy Silverado 3500, Duramax/Allison, Crew Cab LB 4x4 B&W Companion

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                    • #11
                      I am going to try the treats idea and probably a low dose of Trazodone. Many thanks for the good ideas.
                      Shane and Patty
                      and Maddy the Labradoodle
                      2003, 27-5L AF
                      Chevy 2007, 3500 Dooley 4X4 LT3, Crew Cab, Duramax/Allison
                      Two Honda Eu 2000

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