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Orange County Travel With Pets
Motion sickness is an illness associated with motion as in a car, a boat or an airplane. Since vacations typically involve traveling, pets prone to motion sickness don't always enjoy the trek to the final destination.
The cause of motion sickness is stimulation of the vestibular apparatus located within the inner ear. When this apparatus is stimulated, your pet feels dizzy and nausea may develop.
Usually, the signs of motion sickness stop when the vehicle stops moving. Pets afflicted with motion sickness begin drooling, feel nauseated and may even develop vomiting or diarrhea.
Many Orange County residents enjoy travel with their dogs. Some pets are very unfortunately adversely affected by car sickness. Orange County is a great place to see, but less fun when traveling with a sick dog. Is your dog one of them? There is good news ihowever, there are several simple steps you can take to cure dog car sickness.
In most cases car sickness is dogs seems to be more psychological than physical
It may take a little time, but its wise to find out whether your dogs illness is caused by his mind or his body. The psychological causes are relatively easy to cure by taking your pet for short rides with happy endings. This will also make your trips to the groomers and the vets easier on both of you. By doing this you will reduce the stress on your pet and of course you too. These trips should end up somewhere your pet will enjoy, like a pet park or maybe someplace that has food your pet likes.
Your Pet Should Learn to Enjoy a Trip in The Car
Take them where they will have a good trip first. Dont make all their trips in the car to the Vet. Was the first time they were in a car the day they were separated from their mother and littermates.
Make the trip stable and fun. Put your pet in their crate and make sure the crate is buckled in so they will be contained and feel safe. Make sure theres good air flow and a comfortable temerature.
There is a Secret Food That can
Vitamin B6 can make motion sickness better, as a link to a vitamin B6 dfeciency is partially related to car sickness in both pets and humans.. Try feeding your dog or cat a small portion of raw liver the night before or morning of the journey to pump up their B6 levels.
There are also some herbs said to help car sickness
Rescue Remedy and PetCalm can be used to help. Ginger is a well known-stomach settler, and works for pet sickness, too. Dont use the root raw
your dog will prefer a few ginger snaps or a capsule.
Your Pet Cant Tell You Whats Wrong Medication May or May Not Help
Since pets cant tell you whats wrong, we often over- or mis-medicate. Dont turn immediately to medication, try other solutions first. On the other hand, some simple meds can give your dog instant relief (See Below). Check with your vet to make sure. You can use drugs such as Dramamine with a vets advice, or you can try something like Bonine, a chewable OTC medication for dogs.
lots and lots of towels
When a dog gets car sick it means drooling and vomit. You and your dog will both be happier if you have a good supply of old (but clean!) towels or some kind of disposable helper (like paper towels) with you to sop up messes and toss into the garbage. Knowing you can handle the problem will make you both less stressed out.
Be aware that not all dogs can travel well by car
If you have patiently attempted the above tips and your dog is still uncontrollably ill when you travel by car, accept that your dog may be one of the rare pets who cannot travel comfortably by car, and look up a good pet-sitter in your hometown.
Short Pet Travel Tips
The Most Traumatic Occasion for you r pet was leaving its original family, probably leaving in a car.
Your first step is to figure whether the trouble is physical or psychological
How long was your pet in the car before it got sick
Take your pet for a few trips someplace it will enjoy a shorter distance away than when your pet got sick. Possibly somewhere theyve walked to before.
Keep the pet calm, possibly have someone ride with you to soothe and distract the pet
Treat him special when he gets to the location and again when he gets home
Feed the pet a special treat before getting in the car, when you arrive and when you return
Do this as often as possible, so theres a connection with the drive and this happy occasion