Travel Tips - Dogs Get Car Sick Too! (What you should do)

You are driving down the road and see a dog's happy face staring out the window of the car next to you. Some dogs enjoy the wind blowing in their face and fur, but in reality, many dogs do not like traveling in the car.

Even if it hasn't happened before, some dogs can develop motion-sickness as they age. 1 out of 6 dogs get motion-sick. During your trip your dog may just pant or swallow excessively during the ride, or he may actually vomit

I know many of my subscribers are traveling this Holiday season, so today I want to share some travel tips including tips for dealing with car sickness.  As always preparation is key, it pays off to be prepared for possible issues beforehand.

Here are some tips to make traveling with your dog easier:

There are some things you should do before you even get into the car. A few days before any extended trip, take your dog to the vet for a checkup. If you're traveling by plane, you may be required to show that your dog is healthy. If your dog is taking any medication, make sure to take enough with you. It also always pays off to know a local vet where you're going, just in case you need to make an emergency trip while you're there.
There are some supplies that you should take with you when you go on a trip. You're going to a place that you are and your dog are probably not as familiar with, and anything can happen. A first aid kit for your dog can help you out in an emergency. Bring food with you to last the ride, as well as some extra just in case. Depending on where you go, you can generally buy some food at a local pet store for the duration of your stay. Definitely bring enough water for the ride as well.

But these are all things you've probably thought of already. What you might overlook is packing something for potential cases of car-sickness.

Just in case your dog doesn't feel good on the ride, you can pack Cerenia® for the road. Developed by Pfizer Animal Health, Cerenia® (maropitant citrate) is the first FDA approved medication that is developed to help alleviate motion sickness in dogs. Cerenia® prevents vomiting in dogs, without making them drowsy. And you know it's developed specifically for dogs so you're not putting your dog at risk of giving your dog anything but an enjoyable ride.

Traveling with your dog doesn't have to be stressful! With the right preparation it can be fun. So wherever you and your dog go this holiday season, stay safe, and travel smart.

We hope these tips help you and your new puppy enjoy a long healthy life!!