BigDogBuford wrote:But seriously, have you changed vehicles? I have a dog that got sick in my RAV4 but doesn't ever get sick in my FIT. Also, if I know I have to put him in the car I make sure to not feed him for 8 hours before.
We had to stop feeding Robin within a few hours before taking a ride, and I had to stop giving her treats in the car (which made the whole counter-conditioning thing more difficult). I crack a window so the air isn't too stale.
I know a lot of people think Rescue Remedy is insane, but I'd say we've had success with it (there was a double-blind study done with 2 groups of dogs, and they had good results, too, fwiw
). I gave Robin several drops of RR on a treat 15-20 minutes before we went anywhere. We only had to do this a few times, and between that and the no-food/fresh air conditions, we've been doing well. Seems like I may have used valerian once or twice (part of Richard's Pet Organics Calm tincture), but that's strong stuff, so you have to be careful with it.
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