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Russ
03-15-2011, 05:42 PM
I have a 1yr old male beagle. Trying to get him to go for rides as I want to take him camping and hiking but he gets car sick. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Mom2Beagles
03-19-2011, 02:34 AM
Did you just get him or has he been getting sick since he was a puppy? Lot of dogs start out being car sick but get over it with time. My first beagle was terribly sick in the car for the first 5-6 months we had him and then over time he stopped completely. Molly also was very car sick from nerves when we first got her but now she is a great rider. My brother's new dog was getting car sick and he used ginger capsules which are all natural and they helped a lot.

Try some sort rides with a window open a bit. Try to be sure he doesn't eat, take meds or drink water right before the ride.

Russ
03-19-2011, 01:33 PM
Thanks, I will try short rides I think it may be his nerves as he shakes alittle in the car but then settles down. We just adopted him 2 weeks ago from a shelter he's 1yrs old.Very good dog, house trained loves cats and kids.

Mom2Beagles
03-20-2011, 01:32 AM
If you only had him a few weeks then I have high hopes that the car sickness will let up quickly! When Molly used to get sick in the car I would put a layer or two of towels under her, made for easier clean up! Didn't take long for her to be an excellent car rider.

beaglesmom
05-25-2011, 12:29 AM
None of my beagles have been "car sick" - however, I did have a Lab/Shepherd who got car sick when she was a puppy. She did outgrow it though, fairly quickly.

ttfm31
05-30-2011, 01:39 PM
I have a a 4 y/o and 12 y/o...neither get car sick but the latter we tried taking to NC to visit relatives and it was the worst 26 hours spent in a car as she did not stop yelping the entire time. When the 12 y/o was younger I would put her in a crate and she did fine...now she is old and gets really anxious.

sr41056
10-18-2011, 04:50 PM
I had the same problem with my female, Mattie. I started taking her on short rides to the houses of friends and family. I gradually started taking longer routes there and she finally grew out of her car sickness. I can now take her long distances without any trouble. This process probably took me about 6 months.