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We are bringing home a 3 month shihtzu on Friday. The car ride will be 2 1/2 - 3 hours. We are bringing her carrier bag, toys, towels, paper towels, leash, collar, harness, water, we'll have food from the breeder. Anything else I am missing? Any suggestions on what can we do to make her ride home comfortable? thanks!
 

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How about the water bowl? Maybe a puppy kong to chew on a bit? They make the neatest puppy pacifier. :)
 

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Ear plugs? ;)

The shelter we adopted our puppy from was about an hour from home, and really, all I had was a carrier, and he did fine. He was quiet the whole way, and didn't make a mess.
 

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Take a couple vitamen B tabs and give one half hour before leaving. this will help with car sickness. If you see him salivating, give him another one.
 

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Take a couple vitamen B tabs and give one half hour before leaving. this will help with car sickness. If you see him salivating, give him another one.
Personally, I wouldn't give a new puppy anything supplement or medication related before its seen a vet who has ok'd it. I'd rather clean up barf than accidentally give my dog the wrong thing.
 

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Personally, I wouldn't give a new puppy anything supplement or medication related before its seen a vet who has ok'd it. I'd rather clean up barf than accidentally give my dog the wrong thing.
I agree, am not giving her anything like vitamins with clearing it with the vet.
I'll agree here, too. I wouldn't give a new puppy any medication or vitamins without a vet's ok.

One more item to pack - a camera to capture the first meeting and homecoming :)
 

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Aww great idea on the camera...never thought of that. Was worried about having everything else :). Thanks!
 

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Personally, I wouldn't give a new puppy anything supplement or medication related before its seen a vet who has ok'd it. I'd rather clean up barf than accidentally give my dog the wrong thing.
I agree. Tell the breeder not to feed the pup the morning of, just offer water. Other than that find a comfy blanket or towel to put down on the seat and try to be as quiet as possible on the ride home (no squeal-talking, loud radios or windows down). Our pup cried for the first minute and slept the rest of our 3 hour drive.
 

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And ... don't forget to post the pics once you are all home and settled in! :)
 
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