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That sounds like stress to me because thatís what my puppy did the first time we left him alone.
As far as pills, mine is incredibly skilled at getting the pill out of whatever itís wrapped it. I have to coat the pill in something sticky like cream cheese or peanut butter so itís harder to separate from the food, but alone those arenít enticing enough so i have to stick that in some kind of meat. Usually something I never let him have, like a sliver of hot dog. He still manages to spit it out sometimes, though, so I have to watch. Heís super smart, too, so if I act like nothing is in it and itís really yummy heís much more likely to smack it up, even though Iím pretty sure he knows itís there.
I agree to check with the vet about the anxiety vs. just motion sickness. I was told by a tech that the anxiety meds with less severe side effects are safer and cheaper, but the downside is they have to take them every day, not just before a stressful event. I didnít talk to the vet directly about it so Iím sure itís more complex than that.