If your dog has suffered from motion sickness on their first few car rides, or become very stressed, they will quickly associate car travel with throwing up – not very pleasant! This negative association will be reinforced every time your dog has a poor experience in the car. Being able to literally ‘worry themselves sick’ means it can be difficult to tell worry or anxiety vomiting from true motion sickness. Dogs can even get motion sick and then vomit due to the worry that this brings on, meaning some cases are a combination of both true motion sickness and stress.
Your local Vets4Pets vet will be able to discuss your dog’s individual case with you, and help you make a plan to ascertain what is causing your dog’s vomiting.