January 27, 2009 12:18am CST
we took our dog for a ride in the car - not a very long ride, but I wanted her to get used to it , she is 4 months old. we got out and took a short walk and then back into the car. Then she started drooling like mad - so much saliva on everything and my daughter. we got her out of the car again and she continued to just drool like a faucet... and defecated... then she threw up a lot and continued to drool then began shaking terribly. I was afraid that she had gotten into some poison with the first stop - that maybe there was some antifreeze on the ground or something. We took her to the vet where I asked the symptoms of antifreeze poisoning and she said she thought it sounded like the dog was just nervous from the car ride. WOW. sure enough when we got her home she was absolutely 100 percent recovered. Have you ever experienced such a thing with your pet? do we have hope of her out growing it? should we continue to give her car rides in hopes that she gets used to it or just give up?
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30 Jan 09
my mini schnauzer first threw up in the car on our way home from the breeder where we first got him. then around 3 times he always throws up. i read somewhere it's not really that the dog is "dizzy" is more of being scared to be at that place. i believed this is so because my schnauzer is such a scardey cat! short trips to get used to it are important, and what greatly helped is my dog sits on my lep and i hug him. i whisper like everything is fine or good dog and stuff. then we stop for a few mins just so to break the long ride. now he's perfectly fine with rides. although i don't let him sit alone anymore. but now he just sleeps on my lap. his longest trip is around 4 hours. he just slept the entire time!
• Davao, Philippines
27 Jan 09
well our pet dog is like that also when we took it to the vet for its first vaccination...vomiting and everything(nervousness)...i guess animals have the same characteristics as human minus the talking ability and others...
• United States
18 Feb 09
some animals are just that nervous in vehicles. my mom used to have this pedigreed show dog (afghan hound,long hair)that would.. get the nervous poops.needless to say,she had to stop showing him after awhile. she'd have to rewash him before the shows,it just stressed the dog too much. but at home,he was fine.he just didn't like cars or public. i guess you could try for a bit and see if she becomes accustomed,but she may just be one of those dogs that gets motion sickness.