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- Anxiety – some dogs can experience anxiety just like humans do, it can come across a lot like motion sickness
- Associating the car with negative things – like the vet!
- Disorientation or uneasiness while traveling
- Ginger – sometimes something as simple as a homemade gingersnap cookie piece can remedy an upset stomach
- Dramamine – while this is frequently given to humans for motion sickness, it can also be given to dogs!
- Benadryl – this is mostly an aid in sleeping, which could also help your dog relax if they are feeling sick
- Prescription drugs – if no other remedies seem to help your dog, seeing a veterinarian and having your dog maybe take prescription medication could help
- Work your way up to long trips – if you dog has not been on one yet, start them with short trips and get to longer, see how they react, and go from there
- No food before a long trip – eating too close to going on a trip can also aid in an upset stomach
- Keep them toward the front of the car – just as for humans, being in the back of a car can be disorienting and sometimes cause sickness
- Bring a toy or blanket that your dog is familiar with to comfort them