I was wondering if anyone could give any advice or shed light on our puppy, Louie's, terrible aversion to car rides.
He shakes terribly, pants and drools and almost always throw up. We bought him a seat so he can see out the window but it doesn't seem to help. We have tried to take him out just to get him used to it and with having a happy destination (rather than the vet) but again no difference.
Not sure if this is common? Any ideas on how to help? He's 7 months now but we've only had him for 6 weeks. He may have had some bad experiences in the car before?
Wow, good luck with your baby!
We live in Costa Rica so our babies, both 12 yr (Hav and Mini Schnauzer) have traveled a good bit by car and plane.
Button would "always" get car sick. He was rescued from a terrible puppy mill at 6 mos and has always been this way. Cerenia (pill) helps but not always because he would still throw it up. He has a booster seat, which helped him be able to see out the window. Even on a plane, he has to sit in my lap and look out the window. He was not much for his own seat but has been fortunate enough to have had one on flights that were not full.
Our vet here in Costa Rica is about 1 hr away on a very windy road. He could give him a shot of Cerenia for the trip home and he would be fine so now he has now provided me with Cerenia liquid, so I can give him a shot before we leave home. This seems to work better for him.
Give Cerenia try and I hope it helps your baby.
Its a dogs life. This is Button at our home in Costa Rica - enjoying his good life.
(not sure why his pic loaded sideways - it was not taken that way)