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Use pet meds 'if your dog doesn't travel well'

Thursday, 15th September 2011

Owners should look into the different types of pet meds available if their dog doesn't travel well.

That is according to Dogs Trust and, which has revealed ways to make a car journey more comfortable for pets.

It states that if a dog gets travel sick, owners should ask a vet about the different types of pet medication available for this problem.

Research by the price comparison website showed that a third of owners take their dogs or cats on car journeys regularly.

However, some owners are not aware of best practices when it comes to travel, with 12 per cent saying they allow their dog to stick its head out of the window of the car.

Paula Boyden, Veterinary Director at Dogs Trust says: "Dogs might really enjoy the sensation of having their heads out of the window but it is dangerous for them so we would always advise keeping ears, paws and noses inside the vehicle while the car is moving."

Owners should also provide fresh drinking water and never leave a dog alone in a car.