1. Most car sickness is NOT caused by the motion of the car but the STRESS of being
in the car! Start out slowly by letting Fido sit in the car without actually going anywhere.
The more comfortable he is inside the vehicle the better! Once Fido is comfortable, start
taking small trips once or twice a week around the block. Praise Fido during the trip and if
possible, have a friend go with you who can soothe the dog and keep him calm.
2. When riding down the road, always have a window (or two) open. Fresh air circulating
through-out the vehicle will help.
3. Always make sure that Fido can see out a window. If he can see the road ahead, he is
less likely to get ill.
4. Last but not least, if your dog's reaction to being in a vehicle is severe and nothing you
do helps, take him to the vet. Motion sickness medication is available for dogs.
Our dog, Kiwi, is an Australian Shepherd and she LOVES to be outdoors. My husband
has mentioned several times that he would like to take her to the beach, however, the
problem is getting her there. Kiwi gets extremely carsick and vomits within minutes of the
car leaving the neighborhood. First the yawning starts, then comes the drooling. Next
thing you know, chunks are flying. It's not pretty.