Did you know that dogs, just like humans also get travel sickness?

While taking a trip either to the nearest store or a site seeing road trip with your pooch can be thrilling and fun for both of you, it is important for you to take prior precautions to avoid making the travelling experience unpleasant for your sick dog.

How To Know That Your Dog Has Travelling Sickness?

Unfortunately, dogs are not like human beings and will not be able to let you know how they are feeling. However, if you know your dog well, by a close observation, you will be able to tell if the dog is experiencing a travelling discomfort.

Here is how to know whether your dog is likely to be experiencing travel sickness;
1. Your dog may seem unusually uneasy
2. He may drool excessively especially if chewing onto something
3. Be on the lookout for vomiting
4. Whining and inactive
Note that this list is not exhaustive and the symptoms largely depend from one dog to another.

How To Prevent Travel Sickness Of Your Pooch

Prevention is better than cure. While you may not be able to stop your dog from experiencing travelling sickness, there is so much you can do to make the experience much better.
• For starters, your dog is more likely to experience less discomforts if he travels facing forward other than looking outside the window. Just like a baby, this does not mean that you automatically put him on the front seat because it is a potential risk. There are special seat belts to keep the dog in this position.
• If you are not able to get access to the seat belts, then using a special crate in this case will also be of some assistance. The crates have an added advantage as the vomit can be contained in it, making it a less messy affair.
• Just like in humans, stuffy air in the car can contribute majorly to your dog’s discomfort. Keep the car cool and well ventilated. You can do this by slightly lowering the window to allow fresh air.

Treating Your Pooch’s Travel Sickness
If you have done so much at prevention, but the condition does not seem to improve, then this is no reason to give up on the lovely trips with your dogs. There are several treatments that exist for this condition
• Phenothiazine has been found to reduce vomiting and provide a sedated effect.
• Anti-histamines are also good in reducing drooling and for sedation.
• The best treatment, however, will be the Anti-nausea drugs.

So if you were wondering what to do with your Turkish Visa now that you have no one to leave your rather sickly Pooch with, then you need not worry anymore. With the above tips on how to prevent and contain your dog’s travelling sickness, you can explore Turkey together with your dog comfortably.

Author Bio:
Ruth Anoya is a passionate blogger, living in UK. She writes on behalf of Turkey Visa. She loves to write as a guest blogger with interest in Travel, Health and Automotive. You can contact Ruth on ruthanoyawriter@gmail.com.