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this summer i'll be traveling with my family for about 3 weeks...it's a 3 day drive to get to my granparents farm(where we will be staying most of the time) tho we will be going other places too.. I'm trying to decided wheather i should bring my dog with me. She is 9-10-ish months old.... she does get car sick. but i don't like the idea or the cost of putting her in a kennel(anything afordable=not good care) My boss has offered to feed and walk her while we are gone. But i'm still hesitant about that becasue it will mean she'll be in her run in the yard most of the time. And i think i would miss her too much and be worrying about her all the time... I wont have all the time in the world to spend with her while we are traveling either..but i think for the times i do she'd have a blast at the farm with the other dogs and all the space!

would traveling be too hectik for her?
Is giving her gravol an option?

any advice is appreciated! thanks! :)
 

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If I were you, I'd take her. I can't possibly leave my dogs. I did once and it was fine, but it was only because my best friend was dying. Many people leave their dogs and it's fine. I guess I'm saying that it's a personal thing. I just can't see myself doing it any more. If I can't take them, I don't go.

Start now with getting her more used to riding in the car (see link below). Feed her a little bit about an hour before you go somewhere. An empty OR a full tummy is a problem with car-sick dogs. Take her to the park or somewhere just a short distance from your house (close enough that she doesn't have time to get sick) and have LOTS of fun, then go back home. Do this 5 times a week, so she realizes that riding in the car leads to good things.

Really good advice on getting her used to being in the car:
http://www.miniature-pinscher-world.com/carsick-dog.html

Good luck!
 

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If it was me, I'd take her. Part of the fun of having dogs is that they can go on adventures like this with you!

Like FourIsCompany said, start working on getting her over her carsickness now. And talk to your vet. Maybe there's some kind of motion-sickness medication they can prescribe.

I also read somewhere once that many dogs tend to get sick on short trips but not so much on long trips. I have no idea if that's scientific or anecdotal, so don't take it as gospel. :D

Good luck and have fun!
 

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I also read somewhere once that many dogs tend to get sick on short trips but not so much on long trips. I have no idea if that's scientific or anecdotal, so don't take it as gospel. :D
I've never heard that, but it makes a certain amount of sense. Hauling [email protected] 75 mph for 4 hrs. at a clip makes me less queasy than 15 minute trips around town. I hate to sit in the passenger seat--especially with people who accelerate and brake hard at stop lights.
 
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