Q. Teacup Poodle likes to ride but after about 10 miles begins to pant and seems agitated! Please help
JESSICA L DESROSIERS
A. Pets can become carsick easily, so it may be that your Teacup Poodle is feeling a little nauseated by the car ride. Dogs that are feeling ill may begin to drool or swallow a lot as saliva production is increased with nausea. If your dog is feeling nauseated or begins to vomit, your vet may be able to recommend an anti-nausea medication to help your dog feel better in his or her car rides.
Some dogs may also become nervous or agitated in the car due to the expectation of traveling to a vet, groomer or other stressful place. Taking short leisure trips to fun places, or rewarding your dog for calm behavior in the car with treats may help them to learn that the car is for fun times too!