What else should you do if your dog suffers from motion sickness?

In addition to speaking to your vet, there are a number of things you can do to help reduce the risk of motion sickness. They include:

  • Avoid feeding your pet 1-2 hours before traveling
  • Allow your dog to relieve itself before traveling
  • Make sure your dog has enough room to lie down in the vehicle (motion sickness can be made worse by sitting or standing)
  • Ensure that your dog can see out the window. Just like us, dogs tend to feel less nauseous when looking at the horizon
  • Open the window a little to let your dog get some fresh air
  • Try to be extra careful when making sharp turns or driving downhill
  • On longer road trips, take a break at a rest stop every 2-3 hours so that your dog can stretch its legs, have a drink and avoid becoming dehydrated
  • Get your dog used to a car environment at a young age – puppies that are exposed to car trips are more receptive to traveling
  • Take your dog on short trips to get it used to being in the car before taking longer journeys
  • And of course, speak to your vet about a new, just-for-pets product that can help make motion sickness a thing of the past