I took Digger out in the car with me today. When he rode in the truck before it was in a crate. Now his crate wont fit in the cab of the truck. I put on his seatbelt and away we went. Well he squished as close to me as he could. Then he stuck his nose between my butt and the seat. Next thing i know he had puked all over my butt. Then he pucked on my leg too. It was so gross. What can i do for car sickness? I cant crate him because i dont want him in the back of the truck.
Try taking the dog out on very short trips, gradually lengthening them each time, in order to desensitize him to sitting up front with you. I would start with just driving around the block to begin with and then give a treat when your done. (if he doesn't look like he's gonna puke).
I agree with lalayla, the only thing I have to add is that he may feel more comfortable with a doggy seat belt. Plus, avoid letting him eat or drink water before. I would also get him used to a certain toy, put it where he sleeps, where he eats etc. so that he gets to thinking it's something that he's really comfortable with. Also, if the treat will make him sick, try praise and petting instead.
Sorry Digger, I was lol when I read that. I am sure it was not funny but I could not help my-self. There is something on the Canadian market that apparently they do not have in the U.S. It is called Gravol. It is an anti-nauseant pill that people take when they have the stomach flu or for car, air or sea sickness. My friends vet has recommended it for her dog because of the car-sickness. She would take her dog on car trips in her crate and would always be sick. She has now found that if one of the kids holds her she is fine. But she is a little dog. Ask your vet if there is something similar to gravol that you can give yours. Gravol also comes in adult and children pills.
maybe he saw that picture of the baby cannabal being eaten and it got him sick j/k i always recommend dramamine but someone else on here always recommends ginger snap cookies. she says they work really well for her sons dog.