What is the proper dosage/usage of Dramamine for a dog that gets carsick? I know YANAVet and YANMVet.
So we have a doggie who gets carsick and we'll be traveling a good bit this holiday season. The trips will be 10 hours in one trip, 4-5 in another, then 4-5 again. Our other dog is fine in the car (but still manages to give us grumpy looks most of the way). Similar question here
but not as focused on the medication side of it.
The one that does get carsick doesn't have extreme symptoms and has only puked in the car once or twice, she really just heads for the floorboards and drools like a maniac. We've tried to acclimatize her to riding in the car by using short trips with happy encouragement/treats and it just hasn't panned out. We've got her to where she likes 'loading up' and will on her own, but still gets sick/nervous/drooly almost before we get out of our subdivision.
Since she was a rescue and we didn't get her until she was a few months old and I think she just didn't get the exposure or possibly even had a bad experience in a vehicle. It could be physiological as well, that's where I'm hoping the Dramamine will help her out.
Features: she's a high energy, ~1 year old pitbull (probably not 100% since she's not as huge/blocky as some I've seen), and probably weighs in the 35-45 lb range. Obligatory picture here
I keep seeing references to a 4 mg / lb dose
. But that seems high to me since it works out to ~3 50mg pills. Wikipedia mentions one 50mg pill for dogs
but their citation
doesn't mention dosage at all.
I'd rather err on the side of caution and hear your opinions on this, hard numbers are a plus.