Health disorders in the dog transportation

Motion sickness

This is the most common problem on a trip but it is not always possible to avoid it,antiemetics, drugs prescribed to humans in these cases proving to be relatively ineffective in dogs (approximately 33% success).The solution is to resort to tranquilizers for long trips,however,taking all precautions.


Dogs who do not sweat,can not regulate their temperature as efficiently as humans.So supports evil high temperatures.The normal temperature of a dog is between 38 and 39°C and animals,from 40.5°C is under the influence of heat stroke go into shock.A temperature above 42.3 ° C can cause cell destruction widespread, often fatal.The Heatstroke particularly affects dogs thick coat and brachycephalic breeds,which have a short muzzle or “flattened”.The signs of this disease,in addition to fever,are: panting,abundant salivation,dehydration,blood and mucous injected tachycardia.

Health disorders in dogs

A dog with these symptoms should be promptly taken to a vet but you can,waiting,giving him drink,place in a tub of cool water without ice,put a fan next to him and ask him compresses alcohol on the pads,armpits and groin,until its temperature falls to 39 ° C.The baths of ice water and the administration of antipyretics such as aspirin should be avoided. It is imperative to carefully monitor your dog during this period so that it does not fall into hypothermia (temperature lower than normal),which sometimes happens fast enough in the process.

Loss of appetite

Dogs often lose their appetite when they travel or are subjected to stress.To avoid this,do not suddenly change his food and stick to its usual schedule.However,this loss of appetite,a few days in a healthy dog,is of no consequence and should not worry.

Respiratory problems

The brachycephalic breeds (flat nosed) as the Bulldogs or Pekingese,often have difficulty breathing at altitude.If you must travel by plane,make sure before you leave your dog is healthy and it will run no danger.In the event of respiratory or cardiovascular,chronic bronchitis,pneumonia,tracheal collapse,asthma or heart failure,it is preferable to another mode of transport,to avoid any concern.

Particular problems

Dogs suffering from certain diseases,heart disease,epilepsy or renal failure mainly,may be more nervous than others and do not tolerate temperature changes,which can sometimes trigger an epileptic seizure,an increase in blood pressure or fainting.It is therefore important to take all necessary precautions and to oblige the dog a specific drug treatment.Never administer tranquilizers without the consent of your vet.

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