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Today's post covers a rather unpleasant subject... (please come back in a few days for non-sicko musings).
We've had Scout for almost two months now, and the first half of that time he was a happy travelling companion for us. Nearly every time we went somewhere in the car, Scout would come along. He loves to go places, whether it be hiking or people watching or running around the park meeting new dogs. He is a sweet and social little guy.
But about four weeks ago everything changed. He started getting carsick every time we headed out, even if for a two mile drive downtown. We quickly devised a system to deal with him revisiting his lunch on the back seat (sorry for the details), but how long term can we do it this way? What bothers me the most is how awful and green he feels, it's so sad!
This weekend we took Scout to a lovely historical seaside town for a walk up and down Main Street and a run in the park. Once there, he worked the town, befriending bikers and English ladies alike with his cute puppy ways. But goodness the ride there was nothing short of a disaster. And when we got in the car to go to the other side of town, he was sick within sixty seconds of the car moving.
Our vet simply suggested we give him Benedryl before car rides. I'm not very comfortable with that, especially considering we'd like to take him places a few times a week. So, I'm turning to you. Have you been here before? A carsick pup is new for us and we aren't sure if this is just the way it is, if he'll grow out of it, or if there is something specific we can do to help him. Why was he fine for several weeks and then all of a sudden carsick every time? Should we contact a behaviorist?
We are quickly approaching our prime hiking season and don't want him to miss out as we enjoy the crisp autumn air. I know he'd rather be on the trail than home alone. It's just getting him there that is a sad state of affairs.
I know this is unusual subject matter for my blog, but I'm a little desperate. More importantly, Scout is very desperate. If you have any wisdom or resources to share on the subject, we would be so grateful.