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My 4 1/2 month female Coco gets car sick every time
I tried sitting in car before I go to get her accustomed i also tried facing her front but nothing works
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I'm giving my 4 1/2 month Coco three meals day total one cup of daimond dog food but seems always hungry my vet says she. Doing well but don't over feed because her weight where she should be I tried give her active with more exorcize please help
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My 4 1/2 month female Coco gets car sick every time
I tried sitting in car before I go to get her accustomed i also tried facing her front but nothing works
This is another one of those things where there is no quick fix. If it's important to you that she ride in the car well, (it was to me) you just have to do very short trips, daily if possible, until the puppy gets used to it. I also dound it helpful that many of our early car trips were to puppy kindergarten and play groups, which Kodi really enjoyed. As a result, he started to associate car rides with going somewhere fun!!!


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Harley loves to ride (once I get him in the car) When he was 8 weeks I had a solt sided crate for him. Well he does not need it as a crate anymore. I now put the crate in the back seat-diagonally from me. He stands up most the time and looks out the window. Between the crate and window he is stable. One time he jumped out onto the back seat,he could not see out the window and slid onto the floor when I came to a stop.Luckily this has only happened one time. You may want to give this a try. Plus when I stop to do errands he lys down in the crate for a nap and appears to feel secure both riding and snoozing.
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There was an informative post here recently about another dog getting car sick, and about how to try to distinguish between anxiety sickness and true motion sickness (which should be treated different ways). Here it is: http://www.havaneseforum.com/showthread.php?t=19529. There's a variety of ways to help with either/both, but no one cure for all dogs, unfortunately - you probably have to experiment and try different combinations of things and figure out what works. As Karen said, there's no quick fix, but the best thing is to start with very short trips.

Hope you figure it out!
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I had a HORRIBLE time with Sammi. I bought a car seat, tried taking her on frequent, fun trips but nothing worked. I finally bought a crate (she is better if she can't see out). I got a thundershirt and I give her a benadryl one hour before. Works PERFECT. No more drooling or vomiting!


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I'm giving my 4 1/2 month Coco three meals day total one cup of daimond dog food but seems always hungry my vet says she. Doing well but don't over feed because her weight where she should be I tried give her active with more exorcize please help

Harley is the same. He acts as if I forgot to feed him-but I have not forgotten. So this is what I do. Low cal snack. I cut a carrot into about 6-8 carrot sticks. When he gives me 'that' look I give him one. Not the same as a doggie treat but he has taken a liking.
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Harley loves to ride (once I get him in the car) When he was 8 weeks I had a solt sided crate for him. Well he does not need it as a crate anymore. I now put the crate in the back seat-diagonally from me. He stands up most the time and looks out the window. Between the crate and window he is stable. One time he jumped out onto the back seat,he could not see out the window and slid onto the floor when I came to a stop.Luckily this has only happened one time. You may want to give this a try. Plus when I stop to do errands he lys down in the crate for a nap and appears to feel secure both riding and snoozing.
Please do not have your dog loose in the car. This is very dangerous, as you've already seen, when he slid off the seat at a normal stop. In an accident, a small dog becomes a projectile, that can injure people, or be killed when they contact a hard surface inside the car. All dogs should be restrained in the car, either in a crate, or with a car harness. (NOT a regular walking-type harness!)


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I'm giving my 4 1/2 month Coco three meals day total one cup of daimond dog food but seems always hungry my vet says she. Doing well but don't over feed because her weight where she should be I tried give her active with more exorcize please help
Most normal dogs "think" they are hungry all the time! They really are not good at self-refulating their food consuption. That's why there are so many over weight pet dogs! This is especially true with little dogs, because calories mount up fast!!!

The good thing is that we are in total control of their diet, so they don't have to develop willpower the way we do. They just need an owner who cares enough to ignore that cute, pleading face, and igores them!


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That is so true, Karen! Some dogs are much more "into" food than others, though. In our house the little "piggie" is McGee! Wish I had someone to control my food intake like he does.......lol

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