Travelling with a dog can be very difficult and an experience in itself. You shouldn’t just put your dog in the car and start driving without knowing if it is going to be okay with it or not. Car sickness I real even in dogs and need to be taken care. Even if your dog is usually not scared while travelling in the car, something might happen that scares it and you end up losing control of the situation. Dogs need be made comfortable by taking a few measures.
Music And Fresh Air
So this is something that really helps in calming dogs. Play slow and calming music in the car. Research shows playing classical music really calms down dogs due to some reason. Along with that, make sure there’s some air in the car. If all the windows are completely closed, the dog could get anxious. It is important that there is fresh air in the car so open one of the windows but only enough for some fresh air to get in. Don’t open it too much as they shouldn’t be able to stick their heads out of the window. That is dangerous as well. Also, keep making frequent stops for toilet and exercise.
Pheromones are chemicals secreted by animals to make them able to communicate better with other animals. However, there are now artificial pheromones available and details about some of them are described at the link along with some other tips on how to handle you dog while travelling. Other than artificially produced pheromones, there are some flowers and plants whose essence is so helpful in calming dogs that they’re considered as useful homeopathic remedies that can be used whenever.