6 Ways to Cure Car Sickness in Dogs
By Diana Bocco
Humans aren’t the only ones who can experience a bit of wooziness during car rides. A sick pup in the backseat is not fun for anybody and can turn a potentially great road trip into a miserable one.
Vets don't know exactly why some dogs get carsick and others don’t, but genetics and physiological variations might account for the differences between dogs, according to Dr. Jeremy Campfield, veterinary technology program instructor at Carrington College in Phoenix. "One element worth considering is the fact that we are often unaware that the pet is motion-sick until the obvious signs occur: severe drooling, licking lips, panting and restlessness, nausea, and vomiting," Campfield says. "It’s quite possible that many pets experience motion sickness without showing us those signs, but are unable to tell us how miserable they are."
If your canine companion suffers from motion sickness, here’s how to avoid it so car rides become fun again.