Did you know 1 in 5 canines experience motion sickness?
A motion sick pup turns a sweet family vacation into a nightmare.
You don’t want Fido uncomfortable.
And you definitely don’t want to ruin to your back seat!
Only about 6% of dog owners who observe signs of motion sickness report them to a veterinarian.
However, 37% of dog owners brought their dogs on overnight car trips in 2016, according to a survey by the American Pet Products Association.
If your pup gets motion sickness, don’t let him suffer this holiday season.
Solutions exist for canine motion sickness!
What are the Symptoms of Motion Sickness?
Motion sickness and a virus may appear to have similar symptoms.
However, motion sickness often manifests in a very specific manner.
After the car starts moving, you may notice your pup licking his lips.
This is a common early symptom of motion sickness.
Dry heaving, whining or yawning may follow.
Drooling is another common symptom of canine motion sickness.
Your pup’s nausea causes his mouth to water.
Just like when you feel car sick, your pup won’t feel well.
He may shake, pace or seem restless.
Fido just wants to feel better.
If he isn’t antsy, he might seem inactive.
Sometimes Fido just wants to lie down and wait to feel better.
What are Western Solutions for Canine Motion Sickness?
Dr. Smith offers pet parents a variety of treatment options based on the needs of the pet.
Cerenia (maropitant citrate)
Dr. Smith and his staff recommend Cerenia, the only FDA-approved medication for the prevention of vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs.
Cerenia benefits a variety of breeds, with no significant adverse effects reported by owners in a controlled study.
Cerenia’s unique action as an NK-1 receptor antagonist provides broader efficacy than other commonly used treatments.
The once daily dose tablet is safe for dogs 4 months of age and older.
What are Eastern or Alternative Solutions for Canine Motion Sickness?
Eastern or alternative treatments benefit those looking for nontraditional options.
DigestZen, doTERRA’s “tummy tamer” blend, aids in digestion, soothes stomach upset, and maintains overall digestive health.
DigestZen works well for humans and pets.
The DigestZen blend contains ginger, fennel, peppermint, tarragon, anise, coriander and caraway.
Administer DigestZen by placing a few drops in your hands, rub them together and then rub it on your pup’s tummy.
You can dilute the oil with fractionated coconut oil to minimize skin sensitivity.
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi is an Eastern Herbal blend formulated by Jing Tang Herbal founder Dr. Xie.
Dr. Xie created the veterinary formula of Huo Xiang Zheng Qi from a Chinese recipe written in 1080.
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi eliminates the root cause of car and travel sickness by moving Stomach Qi downward.
Dosage for dogs is 0.5 grams per 10-20 lbs. Body weight, twice daily.
Huo Xiang Zheng Qi is available to veterinarians only via Jing Tang Herbal at tcvmherbal.com
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