There is almost nothing more upsetting to a dog owner than when their precious pet gets ill in the car. Pets do not have the ability to tell us when they feel sick, so the only way we know is if they show us certain signs. To your pet, the car feels like a very noisy moving place that inundates him with all sorts of odors. He does not understand that he will be safe and sound somewhere after the car ride.
Some pets can be slowly trained out of their motion sickness, but others may need to see the veterinarian.
Sometimes, in the stress of the moment, owners forget to tell their veterinarian relevant information about their pets. Here is a helpful checklist to bring with you to your next veterinary appointment. Check the box beside the statement if your dog experiences any of these symptoms.
Once you have completed the checklist, print and take it to your veterinarian so you can discuss the results together. In the event your veterinarian decides to prescribe medication to your dog, you may want to print off our
Prescription Authorization Form and bookmark this information on
how to order a prescription at Drs. Foster and Smith's Licensed Pharmacy, where you can save on all of your faithful friends' prescriptions.
Be sure to let your veterinarian know about any medications or supplements your dog is currently taking, including aspirin or any other NSAIDs. Some medications or supplements may interact in potentially harmful ways; your veterinarian can make the best recommendation for your dog.