Even with indoor cats and toy breed dogs that often spend most of their time at home, it is often necessary to travel with our pets by automobile or plane, whether for a simple veterinary exam visit, or during vacation. One of the most frustrating problems in this situation is those pets that become extremely anxious during travel, and/or pets that become nauseous and excessively drool or vomit. There are both natural and prescription medicine alternatives animal guardians can try that can help with this frustrating problem.
The homeopathic remedy Cocculus, when given shortly before travel, can often help many vomiting animals. Natural Bach flower essences such as Be Serene or Rescue Remedy can help as well. For many years we used to suggest giving drugs like Benadryl (Diphenhydramine), Dramamine, Meclizine, or Acepromazine. However, efficacy does indeed vary with these drugs. A newer prescription drug called Cerenia can be prescribed by your veterinarian, should a stronger prescription medication be necessary to solve this frustrating problem.
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