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How to Help a Car Sick Dog – Dog Anxiety and Fear of Car Rides

January 06, 2010 By: admin Category: All Sick Dog Blog Posts, Dog Training and Behavior, Dog Vomiting and Stomach Problems, Treating Dog Anxiety and Fears

Learn how to treat dog anxiety, a dog's fear of car ride and cure dog motion sickness. (Danijel Juricev Photo)

Does your dog vomit in the car? Is your dog anxious or fearful of car rides?

If so, desensitization dog training can help an anxious dog who’s scared of car rides. A car sick dog usually faces two problems: the dog’s motion sickness causes nausea and vomiting in the car, and as a result of this negative experience, the dog gets anxious and fearful about car rides. In turn, the dog’s anxiety and fear makes him more likely to urinate or vomit in the car and the problem becomes self-perpetuating.

Some dogs’ fear of car rides stem not from car sickness, but from arriving at a frightening destination (like the veterinary clinic). So it’s important to avoid a situation where the owner only takes a dog on car rides when it’s time to go to the veterinary clinic or the groomer.



Pet owners can cure a dog’s fear of the car with desensitization training, treating the dog’s motion sickness and by treating a dog’s anxiety.

To learn more about how to help a dog’s car sickness and how to treat dog anxiety over car rides, read my latest article on Suite101 titled How to Help a Car Sick Dog Enjoy Car Rides: Reduce a Dog’s Anxiety While Riding in Cars and Cure Motion Sickness in Dogs.

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Why is My Dog Vomiting Yellow Bile?

December 22, 2009 By: admin Category: All Sick Dog Blog Posts, Dog Illnesses and Diseases, Dog Vomiting and Stomach Problems

Wondering what causes a dog to vomit yellow liquid? Learn what causes this type of dog vomiting. (Auro Queiroz Photo)

This article will address questions like, “Why did my dog vomit yellow fluid?” “What causes a dog to throw up yellow fluid?” and “What’s the treatment for a dog vomiting yellow liquid?”

Vomiting yellow liquid (bile and stomach acids) is a common and often chronic dog health problem. Fortunately, in many cases, it’s a fairly easy problem to fix and there are a few simple home remedies for dog vomiting problems of this variety. But before treating dog vomiting, it’s important to identify the cause.

What Causes a Dog to Vomit Yellow Liquid? – Empty Stomach

There are two basic causes for vomiting yellow bile: over-production of bile and empty stomach irritation due to bile and stomach acids.

This type of dog vomiting is common in dogs who eat just once or twice per day. It takes approximately two hours for the food to leave the stomach. Once the stomach is empty, bile and stomach acid can accumulate and irritate the dog’s stomach lining. In severe cases, ulcers can even occur, resulting in a chronic stomach problems in the dog.


The dog’s upset stomach ultimately triggers vomiting. Since there is no food in the stomach, the dog vomits yellow bile and digestive fluids.

Causes of a Dog Vomiting Fluid – Over-Production of Stomach Acids and Bile

In other cases, a dog who vomits yellow fluid may have a problem with over-production of bile and stomach acids. This is most likely the problem in the event that the dog who eats frequently but still vomits liquid on a regular basis.

If your dog is vomiting yellow liquid, it’s important to visit the veterinary clinic so you can obtain a diagnosis. Other health problems could be present, so it’s important to get your dog examined by a veterinarian before attempting to treat the pet with a home remedy.

Looking for a treatment for dog vomiting? Learn more about home remedies for upset stomach in dogs in The Sick Dog Blog’s article titled How to Treat a Dog Vomiting Yellow Bile – Home Remedies for a Vomiting Dog.


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