Almost all dog owners are faced with the need transportation of pets in their own or public transport. But some of the owners are affected by problems with motion sickness in their tailed four-legged friends. In this article we will try to find out what to do if the dog is motion sick.
Why dogs are rocking
Motion sickness (or scientifically kinetosis) – worsening well-being that occurs during movement. Why dog rocking in the car? It’s all about the dog’s brain: vestibular the device gives him signals about movement (about shaking during a trip), whereas the organs of vision report the immobility of the animal, because a doggie in a car sits or lies, but does not run with the help of limbs. Does the dog cradle in other modes of transport? Yes, an animal can become ill on the bus, tram, train, even in ordinary or моторной лодке, в самолете.Нередко ухудшает состояние собаки и боязньtransport. If an animal associates a car with painful vaccinations, then on this basis all the signs of kinetosis manifest especially acutely. Kinetosis is a very unpleasant phenomenon, which brings dogs a lot of inconvenience. And especially hard accounts for those animals that travel with the owners constantly, and not occasionally.
Symptoms of dog motion sickness
Determine that the dog is rocking in the car (or other transport) according to the characteristic signs of kinetosis:
- Strong salivation (the dog continually swallows saliva);
- Anxiety (the animal is constantly trying to find a comfortable pose, whimpers);
- Vomiting (and sometimes also diarrhea).
What to do if the dog is rocking
How to be the owner if the dog is rocked by a car or any other means of transport, but it does not seem to refuse to travel possible? Можно поступить так – 10 полезных советов:
- Если собаку укачивает в автомобиле или прочем транспорте, лучшеdo not feed the animal before riding. Last meal should be at least 2-3 hours before leaving home;
- Before the trip, the dog should be well walked;
- In order not to aggravate the condition of the animal, it is desirable for the owners refuse to use perfume. In a car it is better not to smoke, remove flavorings;
- The car should not be too noisy. Loud conversations and music is better to exclude, so as not to aggravate the condition of the pet;
- An animal that is rocking will feel a little lighter during trips if there is a constant access of oxygen. While riding it is worth opening the window a little;
- It’s better to take a bottle of water and a bowl with you on the road to water the pet;
- The owner must remember that the more shaking while moving, the worse the dog will be. Better to go with moderate speed, trying to go around road flaws;
- To distract the dog from unpleasant thoughts, it is appropriate to take in any toy road;
- If the trip is long, it’s worth stopping periodically, giving the dog a walk for at least a couple of minutes need to drink;
- If the dog is rocking on the train, it is better to stock up on wet napkins, disposable diapers (the animal may vomit). It is important that the pet is as calm as possible. So, you have to buy a ticket in a compartment, because in a crowded car the doggie will unnecessarily nervous. And in no case should you agree to transportation of a dog in the vestibule (strangers can offend the animal there, doggie can get scared, get rid of the leash, in a word, there will be mass problems).
What drugs can be given to a dog from motion sickness?
The measures listed above may not always contribute to the absence of motion sickness. Then special owners come to the rescue formulations designed for animals prone to kinetosis. Рассмотрим некоторые из них:
- “ВетСпокоин” – таблетки или суспензия на основеPhenibut, Promethazine, Royal jelly, Valerian and motherwort. This remedy is antispasmodic, sedative, soothing and painkiller. Reduces the excitability of the vestibular receptors, relieves muscle tone and dizziness, improves the work of the heart. The suspension is given to doggies 2 times a day (1 ml per 10 kg weight), tablets – in the amount of 1 piece per 10 kg of weight. Preferably enter the dog 2 hours before the trip to warn motion sickness;
- “Serena” (“Cerenia”) – injection solution (prick under skin). The active substance is Maropitant. It is advisable to introduce dogs suffering from indigestion while traveling (nausea and vomiting) in an amount of 1 ml per 10 kg of mass once in day;
- “Reisfit” – tablets developed by especially for dogs experiencing dizziness and nausea during travel time. The drug is acting due to the antihistamine Cyclisin. Pets are given a tablet (1 pc per 10 kg) half an hour before the trip, reintroduced after 6 hours;
- “Relax Sanal” (“Relax Sanal”) – tablets with amino acid L-tryptophan. Reduce nervousness, relieve nausea. Small dogs are given 1-2 tablets, medium – 4-6 pieces. For large dogs, it is advisable to purchase “Relax Sanal Large” (administered 1 tablet per 20 kg of weight). The first dose is ground and poured into feed half an hour before departure, reapplied after 6 hours.
Vegetables can calm the dog during stress ветпрепараты:
- “Фитекс” – успокоительные собачьи капли, созданы наbasis of valerian, motherwort, Baikal skullcap and hops. They are used as a sedative. It is advisable to start taking drops a few days before the trip, three times a day, giving the dog the right amount of drops (1 drop per 1 kg of weight);
- “Cat Bayun” – infusion or pill sedative character. The preparation contains extracts 20 medicinal plants (valerian, hops, lemon balm, hawthorn, peony, motherwort, mint, etc.). The tool pacifies a strong pulse, reduces muscle cramps, relieves anxiety. Dogs are given 1 tsp. infusion or by 4 tablets 3-4 times a day half an hour before meals. Better to start taking in advance, a couple of days before the trip;
- “Stop stress” – drops, which include Phenibut, mint, motherwort, hops and scutellaria. Reduce excitement during a trip. Dogs are given twice a day at the rate of 1 drop per 2 kg of weight (dose divide in two and give morning and evening).
Before buying the mentioned funds, it is advisable consult with your veterinarian. The same “Cat Bayun” created on grasses alone, it is better not to give dogs with epilepsy and gastrointestinal tract disorders. And certainly not worth the advice “knowledgeable” dog breeders recommending the use of sleeping pills to pets slept all the way. Similar remedies have a lot of side effects. effects in the form of problems with the work of the stomach, liver, of cardio-vascular system.