Menu Menu

Motion Sickness in Dogs and Cats

Motion Sickness in Dogs and Cats
Herbal nutrition to reduce symptoms of motion sickness and nausea in dogs and cats. 
Motion sickness in dogs and cats natura petz organics supplements for motion sickness in dogs and cats

Animals routinely experience irregularities in bodily systems, including all parts of the Central and Autonomic Nervous systems, requiring a nutritional correction to help reduce emotional imbalance, to help soothe upset stomachs, to help reduce motion sickness, to help reduce stress and anxiety while traveling or in motion, to help promote relaxation, to help balance mood and help provide feelings of comfort and security. 

Many pet parents are surprised to learn that dogs and cats commonly experience motion sickness. Any motion that a pet is not used to can cause illness and disorientation. When it involves travel, each animal is different. While some animals will jump into a car for a ride, for other dogs and cats, it is a stressful event accompanied with stress and potential illness.

Some of the first signs of car sickness your pet may display are yawning, excessive drooling and/or vomiting. 

Car sickness can be caused by:

Car motion


Previous bad experiences in a car (vet or grooming visit, boarding, stressful travel, motion sickness and other reasons)

A first-time ride

Anticipation of the destination and the unknown

Conditioning your pet to be less fearful of the car may be helpful in overcoming motion or car sickness. You can begin by sitting with your pet inside a parked car with the engine off, playing with toys and giving your pet praise and positive attention. This time will allow your pet to familiarize itself with the new surroundings and will likely be relatively anxiety free. Repeat this exercise for a few days.

The next step is to repeat the process, but with the engine running. Your dog or cat may need extra levels of praise and assurance that the car is still a safe place. If your pet is relaxed, you may try backing out of the driveway, and if possible, taking a short drive around the block. While driving and upon returning home, make sure you shower your dog and cat with positive reinforcement and extra praise.

Over time, you can slowly increase the distance you travel. Conditioning your pet may be an important step in reducing motion sickness or nausea related to travel, but it does not guarantee your pet may not get sick. Herbal remedies and supplements, or a vet recommended product, can be powerful tools to increasing your pet's comfort and reducing the stress, pain and discomfort travel may create.  

Helpful suggestions:  

Use a calm, soothing and assuring voice with an anxious pet. If you raise your voice, it will only compound their stress. 

Give your pet a gentle, calming herb that also affects motion and balance receptors in the brain. (See below).

While traveling with your pet in the car, open a window to get some fresh air.

Allow your dog and cat to be able to look forward to see the road ahead or look out the window to reduce uncertainly. 

Be safe. If your dog or cat is jumping around inside your car, use a crate for a short time.

Herbal Nutrition - (listed in order of relevance and recommendation by holistic vets - human grade meets/exceeds highest safety criteria for pets)

Herbal remedies may help promote a calm and relaxed state; may relax all body systems, including all parts of the Central and Autonomic Nervous Systems; may help safely address symptoms associated with nausea and motion sickness while traveling or in unfamiliar places; may help balance digestion and elimination; may soothe stomach inflammation; used holistically as an alternative to anti-nausea medication; may help relieve symptoms of nausea, vomiting, indigestion, flatulence and dizziness; may help relax the muscles of the digestive tract and help stimulate the flow of natural digestive juices and bile. 

Soothed & Serene  – (learn more) is used to relax and calm all bodily systems of an anxious animal, particularly the Central, Autonomic, Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems, as well as for its positive effects to relax the endocrine, cardiovascular, digestive, excretory & respiratory systems; used holistically to help soothe animals exhibiting all types of  destructive behavior due to anxiety, fear, grief, separation, pain, illness, allergies, aggression, socialization issues, electrical and thunder storms due to its calming, mildly sedative, nervine effects and alternative to benzodiazepine drugs; as a nutritive to help bridge nutritional deficiencies and relieve irregularity in bodily systems; helps restore emotional balance, promotes comfort, relaxation, balanced mood and feelings of security; helps protect the blood brain barrier, important in preventing plaque buildup in the brain related to cognitive decline and as a stroke preventative. 

Serenity Zen Dog & Cat - (learn more) is used for its multi-level nutritional and plant botanical support that works on all animal body systems to help soothe, relax, calm, balance and provide pain relief to nerves and muscles (Adrenal, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Excretory, Respiratory, Autonomic and Central Nervous Systems); may be useful for stress, anxiety and behavioral disorders; may be helpful in reducing the effects of allergies, digestive colic, storms, fireworks, travel, boarding, vet visits, separation, restlessness, irritability, depression, hyper-excitability, aggression, sadness and fear; to help address and reduce pain; to help maintain normal electrical balance in the brain, to reduce neuro inflammation,  and to modulate inflammatory response throughout the animal body.

Yummy Tummy – (learn more) promotes Probiotic digestive, urinary, bladder and gall bladder support, for all types of digestive disorders, promotes proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients, for bladder (cystitis) and kidney (pyelonephritis) infections, tones and strengthens the connective tissue of the bladder related to urine leakage and urinary incontinence; for Candida including systemic Candida as a natural, plant-based steroid alternative, provides important support for cramping, pain, discomfort, Gastroenteritis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Inflammatory Bowel Disorder (IBD), prostate inflammation, BHP, prostatitis, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease (FLUTD) and Feline Urologic Syndrome (FUS).

Tummy Gladiator – (read more) is used holistically to help support a healthy digestive tract; to help maintain native gut flora, soothe stomach upset and support proper elimination; to lend nutritional support for balanced immune health; to help support lymphatic function; may help fight stomach and urinary infections, as well as general infections found in the animal body, due to its natural plant based steroid content and healthy plant chemicals which are anti-viral, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-Candidal; may also help to block allergen occurrence by reducing histamine and mast cell response as well as related inflammation, the triggers for allergies.




Leave Your Comments

How much is: