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This is a very common question especially during the summer season when everyone around goes somewhere on a trip. Your dog is part of your family and obviously you want to take him with you. Usually, car sickness is a result of dog travel anxiety. However, sometimes a dog can enjoy being in the car and still gets car sick. Here is what you can do about it.

The Symptoms

Motion sickness symptoms might be very similar to travel anxiety, but they are still different things to treat.

According to preventative vet these are the most common signs when a dog gets car sick:

  • Panting
  • Whining
  • Pacing
  • Drooling
  • Swallowing
  • Wide eyes
  • Lip-licking
  • Vomiting (but not always)

What Can You Do?

Same as people dogs can experience car sickness when they are babies or “teen” age. After there is a big possibility your dog will grow out of his car sickness. If that is not your case, then you should probably visit your vet to rule out any underlying medical issues. When you know for sure your dog is healthy maybe consider a supplement option to help your dog with car sickness.

Ask for CBD

CBD has been shown to have anti-nausea effects which can be very helpful if your dog gets car sick. Plus, it naturally relaxes your pup and lowers that travel anxiety so he can enjoy the trip with his parents. Today CBD products come in every possible form, but oil is remaining the most effective. If you don’t travel too often with a dog than you might want to try CBD treats. Tiny bites are great when you on the go and have no time to give your pet an oil. It is important to give them their dose an hour before your trip to allow it time to start to work.

Always remain calm and patient with your pup every time he gets car sick. He needs his parents to love and support them to feel comfortable travelling as far as you take him.

 

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