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Drooling BAD on car rides.

Hi, our little Lucy has been drooling BAD on car rides. The back seat looks like someone dumped water all over...she shakes her head and gets it all on us lol...and then sometimes she throws up. She will start drooling the second shes in the back seat. I've put treats back there for her, praise her in the back seat and it still happens. She pretty much only goes to good places when she goes for car rides. The park is 5 minutes away and i try to take her there every day, or our my parents or in-laws house where she gets plenty of lovin. It just doesn't seem to be getting any better. Has anyone else had their pup do this and how did you correct it? She wont drool much if my wife holds her in the front seat btw but she is getting a little to big for that.

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My Liza still does it, drool and vomit...she is a little better when she travels with Tess, but it still is a problem. It is easier when we drive on the highway, without too many curves in the road. I still haven't found a solution.
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I feel your pain, mine drools too. Luckily when he threw up it all landed in my cup holders. I think there might be a pill for this i think he's to young to medicate . For now very short trips, very light meals before travel. Ps... Also does not drool when someone is holding him.
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that sounds like stress and nausea and the more that happens you could end up with a carsick dog... you might want to try giving her a crystalized ginger or 1/2 dramamine until she grows up a bit and gets used to the car

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If you have the room in your car/suv try putting a crate in with a nice soft comfy bed and once your puppy is in cover the crate completely with a blanket. Just a suggestion. My daughter's dog was the WORST in the car (drooling, screeching) so she couldn't go anywhere with Sarah (except my house to dog-sit LOL) but now she can go everywhere. She never makes a peep.
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Murdock did this when he was very young....and of course he would most often end up vomiting as well on car rides. My guess is the drooling is stress related motion sickness. Had the exact same results when my wife held him on her lap.

From what I have heard, motion sickness in young pups is not all that uncommon and usually goes away as they get a little old. Short frequent car rides during this time helps alot too. So that is what we did.

Murdock is now 7 months old and loves to ride in the car. He still drools on occasion but is turning into a wonderful rider in the car. Last weekend we took him on a trip that that was 1-1/2 hours each way. He sleep about 3/4 of the way there and all the way home. The rest of the time, he sat in the back seat looking out the window and showing other motorists how dang cute he is.
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Fannin started drooling in the car after he got his rabies shot at the vet (it did not go well). He still drools (he's 10 months now) even if it's just a 2 minute car ride to my friends house. I got him a harness that kind of helped (maybe he felt more secure?) but he still drools. I thought about maybe the thunder shirt? I drive a Civic so a crate is not ideal but I'm totally willing to try it if that is what people suggest.

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Fannin started drooling in the car after he got his rabies shot at the vet (it did not go well). He still drools (he's 10 months now) even if it's just a 2 minute car ride to my friends house. I got him a harness that kind of helped (maybe he felt more secure?) but he still drools. I thought about maybe the thunder shirt? I drive a Civic so a crate is not ideal but I'm totally willing to try it if that is what people suggest.
Yeah i would love to try the crate but my car is too small as well. Im sure the crate would work though


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my emmett puked in the crate... out of the crate... we resorted to a half dramamine on long drives and crystalized ginger on short ones... it did the trick until he grew out of it... that having been said we were at a show ... he did really well so we stopped and got him a cheeseburger on the way home... big mistake... we had to drive across a mountain pass and he got really queasy again... thankfully i had dramamine in my bag popped him one of those and he was fine

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Rosie gets car sick too. She usually drools right before she is about to puke. Not pretty. I don't know if it is something that can be overcome. But, I feel like she is perfect for me, bc I have long suffered from motion sickness so I can relate to the way she feels - and I know it SUCKS.
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