puppy producing excess saliva when in car
hi my 6 month old beagle has started to dribble excessively when traveling in the car with me.
he is fine otherwise but makes a huge mess?
This sort of extreme salivation is usually a sign that he's feeling nauseous, and most of the time it's followed by vomiting! It can also signal high levels of stress or anxiety.
Luckily for both of you it seems as though he doesn't actually get sick, so the mess is limited to all that drool he gets everywhere.
Motion sickness is tricky to deal with, but there are products that you can use to help alleviate his nausea, and his anxiety if that is also part of the problem.
There are a variety of natural products that you could try that might help your pup. Some are designed to ease tummy troubles such as gas, constipation, nausea etc., others to help alleviate or reduce anxiety. I'd recommend taking a look through all of these pages to see if you can find some that you think would work for your situation...
Natural Health Products For Dogs
Natural Remedies For Dogs
Traveling With Your Dog
Dog Aromatherapy Products
Your vet can also prescribe anti-anxiety medications or recommend anti-nausea ones, but personally I prefer to try the natural ones first. Although these type of prescribed meds can work very well, they are often very sedating and last much longer than the car trip itself! Of course, every dog, and every situation is different and you're in the best position to decide which way to go for your dog.
Puppies often grow out of this anxiety and nausea as they become more familiar with car travel, and regular short car rides can really help desensitize him.
Hope this helps, best of luck
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