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Marley is 5 months old and is getting car sick when we take our 2 hour drive to A&M to see our college sons. She is drooling and threw up the last time. Anything I can do?
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I just found out about this product two days ago . . .

https://cerenia.com/how-to-use-cerenia.html

Our vet prescribed two doses (one a day for two days) for Shama after she'd thrown up for an unknown reason.

Shama has never shown signs of car sickness.

If you don't get some answers from other forum members, I would definitely consult your vet if I were you.

Good luck!

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I just found out about this product two days ago . . .

https://cerenia.com/how-to-use-cerenia.html

Our vet prescribed two doses (one a day for two days) for Shama after she'd thrown up for an unknown reason.

Shama has never shown signs of car sickness.

If you don't get some answers from other forum members, I would definitely consult your vet if I were you.

Good luck!


I was just going to suggest asking your vet for Cerenia. Nico gets car sick, we spoke to our vet about it during his visit last week and she said Cerenia was first developed as a motion sickness med. We havenít had a chance to try it yet but she thinks it will help him get over the hump of car travel by breaking the cycle of him getting sick/feeling nauseous which can make them more anxious about getting in the car again. I havenít had coffee yet so I hope that all made sense.
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I use HomeoPet Travel Anxiety. Works well for us.



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Do you take Marley on shorter car trips and does she throw up then as well? I think sometimes it just takes the pups a while to get used to the motion of the car. Paddington vomited quite a few times when he was little but has since outgrown it.

Make sure you put a towel under Marley in the car. Also bring a spare towel, paper towels and plastic bag just in case! We were caught short or one or two occasions which was not fun.
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Do you take Marley on shorter car trips and does she throw up then as well? I think sometimes it just takes the pups a while to get used to the motion of the car. Paddington vomited quite a few times when he was little but has since outgrown it.

Make sure you put a towel under Marley in the car. Also bring a spare towel, paper towels and plastic bag just in case! We were caught short or one or two occasions which was not fun.
I agree. It was REALLY important to me that my dogs be comfortable in the car, because I am in the car with them several times a week for training and trials, and they also travel with us on vacation with our travel trailer...There are days that they are in the car for 6 hours or more with intermittent breaks.

So I was VERY sure to start them out with TONS of short daily rides when they were young. And as often as possible, these short rides ended someplace "fun" like a play date, training or a trip to the ice cream stand! I think a lot of car sickness is just lack of practice and can be dealt with through more, short, fun exposures.

OTOH, I DO know a couple of people who DO travel regularly with their Havanese, and through luck of the draw, ended up with one that just gets carsick... no matter what. So with those dogs, they do medicate them, either with Cerenia or the non-drowsy form of Dramamine (check with your vet on dosage) and make sure they have the supplies along that Paddington's mom mentioned. (plus extra crate pads)


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I've tried cerenia (I think) and dramamine and Perry still gets sick - though the last few times it was just majorly drooly (that might be because he gets no food at all on the days we travel - not even breakfast even if we're not traveling til evening). I'm still trying to figure out the best options for him....

He's fine on the plane though so we travel with 2 travel bags - 1 for the car (the sherpa without the fleece inside) so that it can be wiped out more easily and 1 for the plane (the expandable one with the fleece lining). It's a pain because he goes in his sherpa, we get to the airport, I take him out (let him on the grass leashed to me) while I wipe down the bag, stick it inside a bigger bag, put it in my suitcase then put him in the other bag to go on the plane -- reverse when we get to our destination.
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