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How to Handle a Carsick Dog
March 17, 2009
Dear Fellow Dog Lover,

  • 1. Welcome

  • 2. Feature Article: How Do You Handle a Carsick Dog?
  • 3. Reader’s Write: A Reader Responds to Dry Skin Question

  • 4. Recipe: Tarka‘s Banana Dog Treats

  • 5. Add Your Dog to the Photo Gallery

  • 6. Wrap Up

  • Happy St. Patrick's Day! Embrace your inner leprechaun and have fun with your dog(s)!

    How to Handle a Carsick Dog

    Does your dog get carsick? If so, did you know it could be caused by stress?

    It’s possible to train your dog to connect the car ride with good things and relieve the stress and with it the carsickness. Ginger and peppermint are good herbs to help settle the stomach.


    It’s possible to train your dog to connect the car ride with good things and relieve the stress and with it the carsickness. Ginger and peppermint are good herbs to help settle the stomach.


    Reader Maureen Ficken wrote

    Thanks Jennifer for all the info it is really good x Would you be able to offer any help for small dogs that suffer from car sickness? My friend has a Hienz 57 small male and would dearly love to take him to the beach or parks which make a change for him, but he becomes quite unwell . Many Thanks Maureen


    This question prompted me to look into the issue of carsick dogs. Click here to see ways you can treat your friend. Carsick Dog

    Your Questions

    Last month I responded to reader Valerie Ritter about tips to take care of her dog’s dry skin. Another reader, Fizz (from the U.K.), was good enough to share her experiences in treating her chocolate lab’s eczema. Thanks Fizz!


    From Fizz: In answer to Valerie’s question about her dog’s dry skin, I have some ideas as my choccy lab gets eczema very easily and dry skin, unless she's fed on a lamb based gluten free diet. We add a little olive oil to her food daily, as well as a clove of garlic, and that works a treat. She'll also occasionally enjoy a mackerel or tuna dinner for that lovely omega 3 they contain. We also don't bathe her more than monthly, unless it's just with plain water to get rid of salt and sand.

    I should say, your readers would have to make up their own minds about garlic - some people consider it dangerous as it is a relative of the onion family, but I choose to give it daily for it's many good properties.

    Thanks again, and positive thoughts to you and your furbabies! Fizz

    Thank you Fizz for sharing. If you have a tip to share hit “reply” and let me know or you can go here! Thanks!

    I Have Something to Share!

    I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful recipes that you have created! My two Boglen Terriers think you are the best! Keep up the good work. We all love you! From Susan in San Diego and my two fur children, Mystery and Legend

    Thank You Susan, Mystery and Legend! Notes like this give me inspiration! Thanks!

    Dog Treat Recipe

    Reader Fizz shares her dog’s favorite recipe. It can be made gluten free if you like.
    Tarka's Banana Dog Treats

    I’d like to invite you all share pictures of your dog(s). It’s easy and fun! Don't forget to tell us where you live! You can click the link below and add your four-legged joy.


    Add Your Dog to the Photo Gallery!
    Until the next issue of Baggins' Bites! Stay well!

    Yours in health and treats,
    Jen & Baggins
    www.all-natural-dog-treat.com

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