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OK, I thought Marvin, at 7 months, would grow out of this, but NO. Does anyone have any remedies for throwing up in the car? I put him in his crate in the back of our Toyota Highlander and he usually throws up. If he doesn't, he salivates so that his beard is soaking wet. Poor thing! Today I thought maybe he'd feel better in the front seat. I was prepared with a towel, thankfully, because he booted all over the place. I have seen an herbal remedy but not sure I really believe that will work. This is for short, around town rides. He's fine for the 4 hours on the highway.

Every single car ride, I put towels in his crate, and just deal with all the puke and lots of laundry.

P.S. How handy that there is a pukey smiley!

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I had to check and make sure I didn't post that....

Good luck..I have tried everything with Reece and he still and he will be 2 on the 10th of this month....

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Carol, I'm not sure if it's true, but I read if you consequently take Marvin on a ride EVERY SINGLE day, starting with 5 min. and increasing the duration weekly, he should eventually get over it. Hopefully that will help you, I'm sure it's very restricting to have a puking dog.

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A lot of us have had to move away from the bumpier truck-chassis vehicles to give the dogs a smoother ride. (Poornima & Jane both come to mind for this.)

I had one dog that would get herself so upset just for getting in the car (she would go into tremors) that I finally just tried to break that cycle and started giving her some calming meds about 30 minutes before we got into the car. That helped immensely and she started sleeping through car rides. It took a long time though.
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One thing that Tom said was to drive smooth so I try to do that . Not always easy where I live as we have a lot of bumps and construction .I usually do not let my husband drive as he definetly does not drive smooth .
I do not know if this will work for you but once I got the car seat Cosmo did seem better - he does not vomit but he does still drool . Both dogs sit in the back seat in a car seat . I drive a SUV also so I think it may be the sway in the car that does it . I even changed to a different car but it did not seem to make a big difference until I got the car seat and now he can see out and he is not in a crate ...
I have tried Rescue remedy but it did not work that well . Sometimess if I know we are going to take a longer ride ride such as to the vet and it is a bit of a drive over very bumpy roads - she is in the country I just do not feed them . That seems to help and I just either feed them when we get home or sometimes they just miss a meal ..
Better than throw up in the car and poor Cosmo always looks so miserable & upset ..
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Oliver used to be like that but with help from his brother's owner and lots of fun little trips he grew out of it. Tucker loved car rides so I would try to take them together as much as possible. Oliver now jumps into the car for trips.
One tip I remember well was to put a baby's bib on to catch the drools and
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Great I wil remember that - a baby's bib ..
Too cute !!
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It's funny, but Havee does just the opposite, he's fine for short rides around town and in his crate on longer rides about 1 hour into the ride. He falls asleep in his crate and then after 1 hour he wakes up and

We're trying Bonine tomorrow. He's going to the shore with hubby for the weekend while I'm away. It's about a 2 hour trip. I'll let you know how it goes!
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Bonine helped Stogie. He threw up for about a year and half. He is better now. I dont give him anything but once in a while he will get sick. There have been times we go on a three hour trip and he didn't get sick until the end. Other times, he got sick right away. He is a great traveler now.

I say patience. What works for one dog may not work for another.
Half a bonine made a HUGE difference for Stogers.

Oh and I drive like a maniac.
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Nothing so far has helped Logan. He is one and still throws up every time we go somewhere. Bonine helped a little, but only after I dont feed him and he sits on my lap. He drools like crazy. I just go the new drug Cerenia, that the vets are touting, I have not used it as I am saving it for a longer drive. Once I try it I will let you guys know.

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