As we pile into our cars for Labor Day road trips this weekend, some of us are faced with a messy situation: motion sickness. Sure, it's awful when it happens to us, but many pet parents also have to come to grips with dogs or cats getting queasy — or reliving breakfast — when they are cruising on the interstate.
Motion sickness among pets is usually caused by travel-related anxiety, but young dogs may be more prone getting car sick because their equilibrium still needs time to develop. Or it could be linked to a bad travel experience in the past. Just like when our gag reflexes kick into gear at the sight of a food that made us sick, dogs and cats may associate car travel with a previous vomiting episode.
If your pet's stomach gets tied up in knots at the sight of the back seat, there are some remedies you can try to help him overcome the queasiness. Keep reading for our tips!