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    Thanks for the link I will have to keep that in mind 12mcrebel !

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    @Jen....He starts whining about 5-10 min into the ride and drools like crazy..I''ve been taking him to places like the bank or store as often as I can. Looks like we need to spend some more time in the car!
    @ Pete... He is really excited about the car and truck jumps in tail wagging so that is a good thing! He loves my husband's truck because lately every time he drives it he brings ducks back lol!
    Thanks for all the great advice everyone!!

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    Have your vet provide a drug called Cerenia. It is especially made for motion sickness. It's given once a day but can only be given 2 days in a row. However, after 2 days, the syndrome may well be conquered.
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    Does he run back & forth looking out windows in car excited/aggitated, or does he sit/lay down & stress out? With some dogs it may help to have them ride in a kennel (especially if he is the one that is running about getting himself worked into a fit) Some may just feel more secure in a kennel, or maybe it helps that they can't see out. Also try cracking a window.

    Regardless, if he is getting upset that quickly, the key is to take him on lots of rides short of that. Quit while your ahead and he isn't stressing yet (drool/whine) need to break that habit, even though he likes to get in to go. Gradually increase duration of rides.

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    I'm almost willing to bet that a properly sized crate will work.
    I just had a manager at one of the facilities that I go to 1x a month tell me that as soon as his wife bought a crate for the car as I had suggested, their 2+ yo lab stopped having issues. Some just need the added security, and to me, it's dumb not to crate them in cars for safety reasons.

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    Thanks for all the advice everyone, we will be putting most to good use! We' 've been looking into getting a kennel for the car and it seems like a good idea now for sure!

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    I am digging up an old thread, there is some good advice here just wanted to see if anyone had anything to add.

    My pup is 9 months old now and does the drool thing the second she gets in the truck. I have a camper shell with kennel that she rides in since I have tried up front with horrible results. The crazy thing is I got her at about 2 months and she rode 1500 miles home from AR and never once got sick or had an accident in the truck. Then she got Parvo and when I was taking her back to the vet she got since in the truck, ever since then she has done it. I think its a mental thing more than actual motion sickness. Where I hunt is a 4 hour drive from home, I stop often and let her walk and give water and she it never seems to bother her once we get to where we are going, she is always ready to go! Any other advice anyone can offer would be great!

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    I have used Benadryl and Dramamine with success. They eventually outgrow it. Try really short rides throughout day and position in kennel to let him face forward and see out forward if possible.

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    And, in some locations it is against the law to have dog in the car free. They must be crated or kenneled.

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    Really try Cerenia from your vet. Tell him it's for car sickness as the drug has seemingly reverse dosage levels. The dog I used this with was always car sick. He hated the car. I tried everything. After I used Cerenia for two days, when he hears the car keys jingle it's a race to the door.
    Eric

    WRC HR Lennoxlove's Run with Wolves JH, WCX ("Cheyenne") ... still so fondly remembered
    HRCh Struan's Devil's in De Tails SH, WCX ("Lucy") ... as is her daughter
    SR CH Struan's Flight of Fancy JH ("Muse")
    Struan's Master of the Hunt JH, WC ("Charlie")
    Struan's Just Plain Perfect ("Jane")
    CH Struan's Driving Us Crazy ("Daisy") ... the baby in charge
    Dixie ... the "spare parts" dog

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