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    We are heading up to our camp tonight and poor Rupert gets so car sick. The vet gave me some pills but i've opted not to use them, to scared. I got Rescue Remedy, it says to put four drops on a treat or their food.
    Has anyone tried this?
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    Is it the 'Pet' version of rescue remedy?

    I think the people version has alcohol in it.

    The pet version does help as does Dorwest Herbs, Valerian and Scullcap and Denes, Nux Vomica 30c or Pulsatilla 30c.
    You can also place the drops on a teaspoon or paw to be licked off.

    Herbal/Homeopathic remedies ideally are meant to be given 15 minutes before food or drink. If you use pill form they shouldn't be touched with your hands, drop one and it should be thrown away...no 5 second rule with them. Most containers however have a dosing dispatcher so you can drop the pill straight in the mouth........failing that because it's near impossible with a pug, it should be licked off a spoon.

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    You can dilute the rescue remedy in peach brandy (its the closest to its alcohol base) and keep in a spritz bottle - spritz the car before the road trip and during if needed (most holistic vets do this in exam rooms which is where I learned the trick). If no time to get peach brandy you can use distilled water, just make sure to dump it when you're back from your trip as it won't last (alcohol will evaporate and RR will lose its potency).

    You can rub drops inside ear as well, instead of giving orally. Just know if it doesn't taste good, stressing him out before getting in the car not a good idea (the alcohol based version doesn't taste great and I'm sure the pet-version that's glycerin based is similar).

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    We tried some for Nilla in the car and it didn't seem to make any difference. I know other people on here have had a lot of luck with it, but it didn't seem to help our situation. I wish there was more time before your trip, I could mail you the bottle. If anyone else wants it, just let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonka & Nilla View Post
    . I wish there was more time before your trip, I could mail you the bottle. If anyone else wants it, just let me know.
    Thanks for the offer but I already bought a bottle. It is the Animal version.
    We go to our camp every other weekend and without fail he throws up. I feel so badly for him. I'm going to give this a try and see if it helps any.
    I will let you know when we get back, no internet access in the mountains!
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    I use the"human" version for both myself and Bailey when he gets his accupuncture. I think it's great and works great to calm Bailey down. Don't know how it is with car sickness tho. Will be interested to hear your experience.
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    does he throw up his meal? or only "juice" ?

    is it worse if he has something (like a frozen kong) to lick?

    My guys "toss" every now and then, and I know once, (well twice) a week sounds like a lot... is he miserable, or just incomfortable and then moves on?

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    He normally throws up any undigested food that is left in his stomach.
    You would never know he is stressed while traveling, not a peep out of him.
    The first few times it happened I only found out when we were at camp and I was taking him out of his crate only to find out that he had thrown up.
    I felt so horrible that I didn't know and he had to stay in the crate with that. Now I put a blanket on his bed, when we make a stop I check, if he has thrown up I take the blanket out of his crate.
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    hmmm...well... (feeling coldhearted)... he's coping with what is body has to do... probably at VERY little risk to his health... I'd say give yourself a break (i.e. a hug), and be cheery for him... he's a trooper and loves you!

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    We tried it Jill years ago it did nothing at all to calm her down.

    My mom has had 2 dogs now that get car sick. Ginger Snap cookies have always helped her dogs.

    I found this online:

    One of the best herbs for nausea of any kind is ginger - be it a couple of ginger snap cookies ginger ale/beer, crystallized ginger, or a 500 mg capsule of the powder. Just give it about 30 minutes before any car trip. Good for people, too. Even for seasickness.Try powdered ginger root capsules. Ginger root does help calm the stomach. Ginger can be given in tea, too, if the animal prefers it. Ginger root raw is a little strong, and most animals don't like it. Scale down the human dosage for animals, and give a little before the car ride as well as during the trip if needed. You can buy Hofel's High Strength Ginger 'Pearles' (a fancy name for capsules!) for the dogs and their car sickness. Each capsule contains the same as 12grams of fresh ginger and you only need one per day, given about half an hour before traveling. They have found that it really does help in reducing salivation and nausea.
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