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Old 03-28-2015, 07:28 AM
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Does motion sickness medicine work for dogs?
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Your vet should have suggestions for car sickness, and would know the personality of your dog well enough to suggest medication for that or for anxiety. When we flew our dog overseas, our vet suggested a collar that gives off pheromones (or something like that). It's calming. This also comes in a spray (you can spray the crate if he's traveling in one) and a kind of stick-on deal that gives off the pheromones (also for inside a crate). The brand we used was D.A.P.

I think she did it for me rather than for the dog!
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We've made several long trips with our Morkie and Cairn Terrier; they're asleep in in the back seat by the time we've gone 1 mile and don't wake until we stop for gas. Perfect dogs to travel with.
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All of my Shih Tzus have been great travelers. However, if your pup gets anxious after a couple of hours, you may need to lightly sedate. Check with your vet. It is very important you have all your pup's medical info with you. Having just the rabies tag won't do. La Quinta, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and many others accept pets. Try this website. Pet Friendly Hotels for Dogs and Cats - TripsWithPets.com
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Here is how I would do it.

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Or go the Romney route!
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Or go the Romney route!

I think my wife would put me outside before the dog.
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I think my wife would put me outside before the dog.
Speaking as both a wife and owner of a precious dog, I think your wife has her priorities right!
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Speaking as both a wife and owner of a precious dog, I think your wife has her priorities right!

Somehow I knew that would be your opinion. Driving to Florida with my dog..
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Somehow I knew that would be your opinion. Driving to Florida with my dog..
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We just drove with our two dogs, one 12 lbs. the other 20 lbs. Maltese mixes and like you felt a lot of trepidation. We started out early as Hansel had posted, made the back seat comfy with soft blankets and they both slept on and off. They truly relaxed. We stopped with them a couple of times to do their business and eat. We planned ahead as to where we would stop to sleep and found a BestWestern that accepted pets. Our dogs were used to very short car rides. It won't be as bad you think! Best of luck.
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We never have a problem except she want to go in the restaurant with us. We even stay over night in a motel.
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To those of you who responded with advice and comfort, I thank you. I had to put Emma to sleep today because of a bad eye infection so I will be coming down to my new home on the 18th. without her. She will be badly missed....
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I am thinking about my move the The Villages and am a bit anxious about driving three or four days with my Boston Terrier. I have never driven more than a couple of hours in the car with her. Any experiences with long drives with your dog would be appreciated.
We have an 11 year old Boston. Your Boston will do fine and probably really enjoy the ride.
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