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Features September 2017 Issue

Is It Motion Sickness or Anxiety in dogs?

Not all dogs are comfortable in the car.Some may need breaks and reassurance during long trips.

Is It Motion Sickness or Anxiety in dogs?

Figuring out why your dog feels unwell during car rides, and how to fix the problem.

Most dogs love car rides, so much so that even though we’re not supposed to let them stick their head out the window because gravel can fly up at their faces (and also because it means they’re not secured safely in place), many owners take the risk. They allow their pets the joy of looking around and feeling the wind on their faces as the auto rolls along. Happy dogs looking out car windows as their owners chauffeur them around are a pretty common sight, in fact.

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