Nervous about traveling with my dog.

@reinydawn (11650)
United States
June 6, 2008 6:29am CST
We're going away this weekend to a family reunion and since my son wont be home to take care of our dog, we're taking her with us. I haven't taken her on a car trip - ever, she's 8 or 9 years old. She's been to the vet and stuff locally, but never more than 20 minutes. When she was a puppy, she did get car-sick so I've just never taken her again. We'll be in the car for 5 hours or so. I hope she's ok! We also wanted to stop and see my grandmother on the way home - we don't get up there much so we try to stop when we're in the neighborhood. Hopefully my grandmother will be ok with the dog for a little bit, I'll just have to make sure that my dog doesn't barrel her over!
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@Debs_place (10528)
• United States
7 Jun 08
Well you can always go to the vet and pick something up for motion sickness, but it is something many pups get over. Our guys love riding in the car, they never get to go on vacation but my older guy did go visit his raisers and got a 7 or 8 hour drive each way...he loved it.
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Yeah, it must have been a puppy thing because she did FANTASTIC!!! It was such a relief knowing that we can take her with us sometimes.
• United States
7 Jun 08
Perhaps you can find something at your local pet store that will help with the car sickness. There must be something that can help with it. I hope all goes well.
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
9 Jun 08
She did very well, a lot of panting but that was it. I think before it was just a puppy thing - it was a LONG time ago.
@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I hope everything goes ok for you guys! We have three dogs, and they travel everywhere with us. We go over 1100 miles one way to go visit our family. One of my dogs loves it, but the other two both hate it. My little one acts like she is a little bit carsick, but she's never physically been sick from it. She just hides her eyes the entire time, either by hiding under the seat, or putting her head under a blanket.
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
9 Jun 08
We were really amazed and pleased that she did very well. We're pretty sure we'll start taking her more often when we go to "dog friendly" places.
@pocain (5)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Hey sweetie, If I'd know we could probably keep the pooch for the weekend if ya needed a sitter !
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
9 Jun 08
Hey stranger!! Glad to see ya! It acutally turned out great. We've been wanting to take her with us for a long time and this was as good a time as any.
@tyc415 (5706)
• United States
6 Jun 08
We are lucky with our dog, he is just 17 months old but he travels real good with us, the fartherest we go is 300 miles from here. What you can do before you go is ask your vet for something for your dog for the car sickness and I am sure she will have a much more pleasant trip as will you. Have fun on your family reunion trip, be safe.
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
6 Jun 08
Thanks! This was a last-minute dicision so I didn't have time to get with the vet. But I think she'll be ok... We're taking extra blankets for the back just in case.
• Malaysia
6 Jun 08
My dog have car-sick too. Maybe between your 5 hour trip, you can stop at around 30 minutes once for your dog to breath the air of natural. It's better than you open some hole in your car window to let natural air flow in to your car, which is better for dog.
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@reinydawn (11650)
• United States
6 Jun 08
We'll stop a couple times for her (and us, I'll have to have a potty break also). If it's not raining, we'll have the windows down, so I'm hoping that we can do that.