Start with short-distance trips. Gradually let your dog adapt to the feeling of riding, making it a fun experience rather than a stressful one.
If possible, bring your dog's nest into the car. Familiar items can help your dog feel safer and less likely to experience motion sickness.
Avoid feeding your dog right before a car ride. A full stomach can contribute to discomfort and increase the likelihood of vomiting.
If your dog isn't used to car rides, have another person accompany you. They can help observe and comfort your dog during the journey.
Let your dog play in the car without driving. This can help them associate the car with positive experiences, reducing anxiety.
Begin with slow, stable drives. Reassure your dog during the ride to build their confidence and comfort with car travel.
Know the signs of dog motion sickness, such as drooling, difficulty breathing, and vomiting. Slow down and open windows for air flow if needed.