If your dog is prone to getting car sick, there is a FDA approved pill that can help. Cerenia was approved in February as the first ever medication that can prevent a dog’s vomiting from motion sickness. According to Pfizer, the company that makes the drug 1.2 million dogs suffer from car sickness a year. As one of the vets pointed out in this article, dogs don’t throw up in a bag either.
We just took our dog to Cleveland, Ohio for the weekend. This is only a two hour drive on a fairly straight interstate, but according to the FDA Web site, five minutes is enough for some dogs to start feeling punky. If you have a dog that’s prone to getting sick when you travel, this might be a solution. You do need to get a veterinarian’s prescription.