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Also- I really hope your dog actually gets car sick for real and you aren't just using the Benadryl/ Dramamine to make him sleepy for the car ride so you don't have to stop as often.

We drove cross-country with our dogs- Ohio to Southern California- and they didn't take a single medication. If your dog actually has motion sickness then by all means, make him comfortable. But if this is just a plan to make him sleepy, then I'm going to get incredibly angry.
No, no Van Gogh has always gotten sick in the car since he was younger. I still say it has something to do with his ear getting bit when he was younger. Our vet says no, but we've been bringing Van Gogh in car ride since he was 8 weeks he finally got upped to 4 days a week for PTSD service dog training so he travels more
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Dramamine

I would NOT GIVE HIM BOTH DRUGS! No way!
Do NOT GIVE TOGETHER-They both make dogs sleepy! You could overdose!
Call the vet for the SAFE DOSAGE!


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I went the safe rout, gave him only 1 pill for the car sickness. We're leaving to Florida now; will update again tmrw after I speak with our vet.
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Uses of Dimenhydrinate

The most common use for dimenhydrinate is to reduce symptoms associated with motion sickness in dogs or cats.
Dimenhydrinate can also be used to help with nausea unrelated to motion sickness, such as that related to inner ear (vestibular) disease.

Precautions and Side Effects

While generally safe and effective when prescribed by a veterinarian, dimenhydrinate can cause side effects in some animals.
Dimenhydrinate should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
Dimenhydrinate should be used with caution in animals with glaucoma, prostate gland enlargement and certain stomach and urinary bladder abnormalities.
Dimenhydrinate should also be avoided in animals with an overactive thyroid, seizure disorder, heart disease or high blood pressure.
Dimenhydrinate may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with dimenhydrinate. Such drugs include heparin, tranquilizers and sedatives.
Adverse effects include sedation, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhea or lack of appetite.

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Did you give him the pill on your previous trip?
It could be that the pill caused the vomiting, diarrhea and lack of appetite.


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Dimenhydrinate is an antihistamine that inhibits stimulation of the vestibular system of the brain. The vestibular system is located within the inner ear and is responsible for detecting motion. Excessive or overstimulation of the vestibular system can result in dizziness, nausea and stumbling.

This drug is not approved for use in animals by the Food and Drug Administration but it is prescribed legally by veterinarians as an extra-label drug.
Dimenhydrinate is available over the counter but should not be administered unless under the supervision and guidance of a veterinarian.

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This drug is registered for use in humans only.
Human formulations: Dramamine® (Upjohn) and various generic preparations
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Hey guys Van Gogh is doing great! He did fantastic on the drive home. Been spoiled hasn't had a huge desire to eat his dry food, will chow down chicken if given.

I only gave 1 dram on the way home.

I know this is a totally off the wall question but when I brush van goghs hair, do I push it back so it stays down or do I go against the direction and pull it up?

I read a online article that said to go in opposite direction.

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Hey guys Van Gogh is doing great! He did fantastic on the drive home. Been spoiled hasn't had a huge desire to eat his dry food, will chow down chicken if given.

I only gave 1 dram on the way home.

I know this is a totally off the wall question but when I brush van goghs hair, do I push it back so it stays down or do I go against the direction and pull it up?

I read a online article that said to go in opposite direction.

Cheers,
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