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BELLE'S MUMMY
1st March 2007, 06:17 PM
Hi, Just wondering if anyone can help. We have just booked another camping trip for May the only problem is that Belle gets car sick :yikes

Does anyone have any good tips or anything that has worked for them??
I am taking her out as often as I can in the car to get her used to it but it's about a 3 hour drive where were going to and I don't want my baby to be ill all the way :(

xx

moniechris
1st March 2007, 06:26 PM
hmmm... you could ask you vet for something to make her sleep for the trip ;)


You can also desensitize her to the experience. I found this on the web:
http://www.delcospca.org/carsick.html

This site was helpful too:
http://www.pettravel.com/0001200.cfm

Good luck!

luvzcavs
2nd March 2007, 12:11 AM
There are things you can give to eat that help to settle the stomach, I think ginger but you will have to check.
There was a thread about this not long ago maybe if you do a search.
It also helps to try and use a cushion or something to help with the vibrations. Hope this helps.

Maxxs_Mummy
2nd March 2007, 12:52 AM
You could also try a DAP spray as sometimes it's down to nervousness in the car.

BELLE'S MUMMY
2nd March 2007, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the advice.

Last summer I got her some sickness tablets from pets @ home (these didn't work) we also had her bed in the car for her to lie on. Someone else has also mentioned ginger - I will have to read up on this!



:flwr:
xx

Julie J
2nd March 2007, 07:14 PM
We have the same problem with our Golden retriever and our vet told us to use children's motion sickness medicine. I just give her the amount suggested for a child the same weight and it works like a charm! I would check this with your vet if you are nervous, but I believe that gravol makes a baby version that you could probably give to a cavalier.

luvzcavs
3rd March 2007, 02:43 AM
We have the same problem with our Golden retriever and our vet told us to use children's motion sickness medicine. I just give her the amount suggested for a child the same weight and it works like a charm! I would check this with your vet if you are nervous, but I believe that gravol makes a baby version that you could probably give to a cavalier.

Definately check this with the vet.

I was also thinking it may help if she is in a position where she can't see any movement from outside and feels completely safe like a carrier ???

merlinsmum
3rd March 2007, 05:18 PM
Theresa,

It was me that mentioned ginger on our walk :D - Perhaps a trip to the vet may be in order or something herbal might be better. Try Denes or Dorwest herbs - Harvest foods up heys lane should be able to get something in for you before you go ;)

Going anywhere nice?

MishathePooh
3rd March 2007, 05:37 PM
Mint is good for settling tummies as well.

Also, a lot of dogs who have carsickness problems do much better when in a seatbelt/carseat or a crate.

BELLE'S MUMMY
5th March 2007, 01:04 PM
Going anywhere nice?


Just booked 2 camping trips we are going to Golden Sands Lincolnshire in May & Blue Dolphin Yorkshire in July these are both Haven Camping Sites and we had so much fun last year. It's really nice being able to go on holiday and take Belle with us :D

Can't Wait :drivecar: