Our second entry in this series provides some helpful hints to avoid car sickness for your pup. Here are our suggestions:
Try to get your pup acclimated to your vehicle before making your trip. Some dogs only associate the car with something unpleasant like going to the vet. If you can build up positive value in your vehicle, this will reduce or eliminate any stress your pup might feel when you put her in the car for the trip.
Like we suggested yesterday, have some chew treats or toys readily available. Keeping your pup a bit active will help pass the time. Also, freezing the chew toys will help provide needed moisture/hydration for your pup.
Be sure to have some ice cubes or water available for your pup. Also, taking breaks during driving every 2-3 hours will help give your pup ample time to relieve herself. (See yesterday’s entry on poop bags – super important!)
We’ve created an easy recipe that will provide an option for you to bring along to calm an upset stomach. High protein accompanied with ginger and sweet potato (both calming ingredients) create a delicious treat. These treats will also work if you put them into your Kong toy too so they are very versatile. Grab the free recipe here.
Be sure to bring along familiar smelling items to help your dog feel at home in her crate during the journey – a blanket or favorite toy. These items will provide comfort to your dog.
That’s it for our tips today. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry – Vacay with your Puppay – Keeping your pup active during the trip. If you’re like more information about our meal plans, click here. Thanks so much for reading our post!