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A friend is moving to NC from NM.  He has 2 dogs, one of them freaks out when he puts her in the car and since he is driving, doesn't know what to do.  He's thought about tranquilizers but isn't sure about it.  Does anyone know of anything else he can try?  If he can't figure it out I think he'll try and find her another home.  This would be sad since she loves him & the other female dog.  Thanks for any help.

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Comment by Bob's mom on October 31, 2013 at 1:13pm

Shari, he never really wanted to leave her but also said he didn't want to put her thru the trauma.  When I said he should talk to the vet, he did and felt better about the sedatives. Yay!

Comment by Bob's mom on October 31, 2013 at 1:10pm

Good advice Donna.  I'll tell him, thank you.

Comment by Donna on October 31, 2013 at 10:55am

...crate them - do not let them loose in the car - nice padding and covers so they don't get agitated looking out the window -  some chewies. 

Comment by Shari Shantasi on October 30, 2013 at 4:05pm

So glad to hear the news. It's wonderful that your friend was willing to do all he could to keep the family together. May their move be a safe and calm one.

Comment by Bob's mom on October 28, 2013 at 2:44pm

Good news on this front...........my friend took his dog to their vet and he prescribed some tranquilizers that are working for her.  He also just told me about something called a thunder blanket that he will get along with some classical tapes for the ride to calm her.  I am so happy but I will miss 'Miss Nola'.  She's a very sweet girl.

Comment by Bob's mom on October 25, 2013 at 8:08pm

Thank you Shari, I will pass this on. 

Comment by Shari Shantasi on October 25, 2013 at 11:02am

Of course, getting the dog's vet's opinions will help. I've heard that music like the following link works, but don't know from personal experience.  http://throughadogsear.com/driving-edition-music-to-calm-your-dog-i...

There are also links online that help dogs get over whatever has caused them to be afraid of the car in the first place. Whatever method he tries, it's a good idea to try it ahead of time to make sure it works before he gets on the road.

Good Luck!

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