This is Duke
Join Date: Jan 2020
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Our Duke is now 7 months old and has had issues with car rides since we got him at 8 weeks. I don't think it's anxiety because he's super playful in the car, no shaking, and seems his general self. I think the motion just gets him sick. He drools a lot and will throw up if we're in the car for more than 1/2 hour, especially if we're starting and stopping a lot or going on twisty roads.
What has helped us is taking him out of a travel crate and holding him in the backseat, with his leash on, and the window partly open so he can look outside and get fresh air. We bring a toy to distract him and give him a treat every 10 minutes or so. This is not the safest option and I wouldn't recommend it for everyone, but it works for our trips to the vet and groomer. He absolutely hated being confined in a crate where he couldn't move around well, and I think this only exacerbated his nausea. But this also means I always need to have someone with me when I take him on car rides so they can hold him in the backseat.