The vestibular system in the dog’s ear controls the dogs balance and helps your pet to process motion. It is found that in younger dogs the vestibular system is not fully developed causing them to suffer from motion sickness. The other cause of motion sickness for your pet can stem from the fact that the pet is highly stressed and overcome with anxiety because of the car ride. When your dog has had a previous bad travel experience this will only amplify the problem of Motion Sickness.
You will know that your dog is suffering from motion sickness because they will start to drool, show signs of dry heaves, excessive lip licking, inactivity, pacing, shaking, whining, and even vomiting. The statics say that about one in every six dogs show sign of Motion Sickness when they are traveling. However, there are different types of medications that you can get from the Veterinarian to help your dog travel without having the ill effects of Motion Sickness. You should check with your Veterinarian before you take your dog on a trip this holiday to make sure that you have the proper medication for Doggie Motion Sickness.