Travel Hacks That All Dog Owners Should Know

Dogs aren’t meant to be cooped up inside all day and are eager to see the world almost as much as humans. Leaving a dog alone can make them feel abandoned and depressed, so many dog owners have found ways to bring their furry companions with them on trips. It might seem stressful to do this, but it’s a great way for owners to bond with their dog and make happy memories. If you’re thinking of bringing your pup on a vacation, then consider these travel hacks before you leave.

Even Dogs Get Motion Sickness

Similar to humans, dogs can experience motion sickness. This can cause them to get dizzy and even to vomit. Owners should give their dogs pet-safe herbs such as fennel, peppermint, ginger, chamomile, or dill at least 15 minutes before getting in a moving vehicle.

a small dog with a blue sweater being fed a treat
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Tamara Bellis/Unsplash

If you know your dog struggles with motion sickness, it’s best not to feed them for at least three hours before the trip because they can get an upset stomach. Other signs that could be symptoms of motion sickness in dogs include inactivity, panting, yawning, excessive drooling, whining, and shaking.