Motion Sickness in a German Shepherd Dog

by Jackie Henson
(Farmersville, TX, USA)







Concerning Motion Sickness in a German Shepherd Dog:

I was wondering, how can I stop my GSDs from getting sick every time I take them for a ride?



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Nov 12, 2010
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motion sickness
by: Anonymous

hi i have a white gsd she was very car sick i spoke to my trainer and nutritionist about it as there were quite a few items i could buy they advised me to just sit in the car with her without the engine running to start with and either feed her her dinner or give her treats in the car i did this for a week then did it with the engine running then i started taking her on very short trips it took a few weeks but now she can travel everywhere in the car when i take her out for a walk she even sits at the side of the car and wants to get into it i hope this helps


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May 28, 2010
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Motion Sickness
by: Anonymous

I too experienced motion sickness with my GS. There is medication but it can be costly if you want to go on trips or ride your GS frequently. Start out by holding out on feeding and taking your GS for short rides, for instance around the block.

You have to be consistant and your dog should grow out of it. It took mine until he was a year old to finally get over it and now we both are happy!

Feb 13, 2010
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Safe and easy
by: Anonymous

Benadryl will usually help with car sickness and it will make him a little sleepy!

Feb 03, 2010
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be consistant
by: Anonymous

German shepherd naturally have weak tummies, but in my own experience mine have all gotten sick when I would first take them.

They do have meds at the vet for car sickness. But I believe the more you take them it will get better. big gaps in between rides will not help. Be consistent.



Jan 29, 2010
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Motion Sickness in a German Shepherd Dog
by: Debbie

It can be done but it may take a little time. Be patient. All dogs are not born car riders - in fact I have an adult friend who still gets car sick whenever she rides so sometimes car sickness is just what you get.

But overall with practice I think you can get your German Shepherds past this - read this page to get some more tips on training as well as medication you may need to try out (at least in the beginning):


Car Travel Training With Your German Shepherd

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