Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort St. John, BC
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Brody gets car sick. Short, frequent car trips really helped. It also helps that I can go anywhere in the town I live in, in under 10 minutes. He comes to work with me, which is about 7 minutes, and so he'd get short car trips twice a day, 5 days a week. At first he'd be covered in drool and throw up by the time we got to work or back home. Gradually that lessened.
Last August I took him on a 16 hour road trip with frequent stops. He cried and carried on something terrible for the first 6 hours (if I recall correctly, it may have been longer) and drooled, etc. After we got over that hump things have been much better. He'll still get sick if we have to drive on gravel roads and he isn't super fond of driving (or flying), but things are much better than they used to be.
When I first got him and brought him back to where I was staying, he puked the entire hour or so trip and went through EVERYTHING I had brought (which was several towels, wipes, pee pads, etc.) in the first 5 minutes. It was awful.
Tracy and Brody
A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.
- Josh Billings