Goldie and Stogie
Join Date: Aug 2006
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Sometimes its just inherited. I have had Stogie in the car from day one, and so does Joan when she has the puppies. He would drool so bad, he would be drenched. Just like Kathy described. I know it was anxiety because he just would not want in the car. I am always on the go, so I kept taking him, thinking it would get better.
I tried everything from crates, to the way he faced. Nothing worked, he got sick a lot. It does get worse with a lot of stops. The good news is, its gotten a lot better and he rarely throws up now. He is a little over a year. But he still throws up some. The only thing that helped was Bonine. Give them half a pill. Its a motion sickness drug ( I got mine at Walgreens), plus I think it helps the anxiety. When I would give him Bonine, and he would have better experiences in the car, it got to the point I wouldnt have to give it to him.
It is an awful thing to go through. Just because you try something new and it doesnt work, dont give up! When I tried the car seats, Stogie got even more stressed, he puked all over the car. But I have heard it worked like a charm for other dogs.
I do think they outgrow it. Sometimes its just the waiting game. And again, I believe it is inherited and not how much you have them in the car as a pup.