Pet dogs commonly get nausea and it’s usually attributed to motion sickness. Travel is often stressful, even for furry friends. Luckily, there are some excellent ways to help!
First off, there are many reasons for nausea. Your dog may need to vomit in order to rid themselves of whatever’s ailing them. Such symptoms typically subside on their own.
Anticipating a bout of nausea, based on your dog’s history, is something entirely different. With the right remedies you can help to prevent vomiting as well as the uneasiness.
Can I Give My Something for Nausea? Answer: Yes, there are many options
Bismuth subsalicylate can be used for stubborn cases.
But the best holistic approach for a dog’s nausea is to fully calm. Sure, easier said than done! In any case, your pet’s stress and anxiety are likely contributing to feelings of nausea or motion sickness. Try giving your dog a quality soft chew treat calming aid prior to any travel, unfamiliar situation or environment.
Nausea and/or vomiting are treatable symptoms once the source of the dog’s uneasiness is pinpointed and properly addressed.
Pepto Dosing for Dogs
Your dog’s size will determine how much Pepto Bismol to provide for curbing their nausea or upset stomach. One teaspoon per 15 pounds of body weight or one tablet per 40 pounds is usually sufficient.
It’s difficult to determine an appropriate dose for smaller breeds so be cautious and conservative. Also, consider dimenhydrinate and Rescue Remedy. Consulting with your vet is, of course, recommended.
Fast Fido Before a Trip
Avoid the need for an antiemetic by restricting your dog’s food. This is a time-tested effective method for safely reducing a pet’s nausea or motion sickness. Going on a trip with a full stomach is a bad idea.
Withhold solids for between 12 to 24 hours prior to travel while keeping an eye on your best buddy’s hydration levels.
Bland food is best after a fast. Try white rice and skinless chicken breast without herbs, salt or spices. Fasting your dog requires close observation but it works well for nausea.
A nauseated dog is very susceptible to dehydration. Severe vomiting may bring it on quickly. Ensure water is being regularly consumed. Keep your dog hydrated to avoid worsening the situation.
Test for dehydration by pulling up the skin between the dog’s shoulder blades. If it bounces back, with ease, your dog is fine. Dehydration is a concern if the skin takes a few seconds to fall back into place.
Don’t wait for nausea or vomiting to linger to the point where your dog takes a turn for the worse. This is especially true if they won’t drink or can’t keep water down. Get them to the vet as soon as possible.
More Ideas for Traveling
A practical way to prevent pet nausea is to crate them. Dogs tend to feel more secure when they’re enclosed in a cage during travel.
Frequent stops are also important as they serve as a stress reducer for most dogs, reducing the chances of the onset of nausea.
K9s & Low Blood Glucose
Is your dog is frequently nauseated? They may have a condition called hypoglycemia which is basically low blood sugar. Hypoglycemia symptoms include lethargy, shivering and weakness in addition to nausea.
Conclusion on Nausea
Help your dog with nausea using natural stress reduction methods. Calming chews and crating are worth trying. Withholding food prior to travel also helps. A vet is needed for a serious cases. Dogs with motion sickness, prolonged nausea and vomiting are in danger of dehydration.