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Old 24-06-2010, 13:12   #1
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Can Dogs Get Sea Sick ?

Do dogs get sea sick? I know some get car sick.
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No

Not if they are called PATCH
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Yes, animals can be affected by motion illnesses just like people can.
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YES YES ...

I once had the dubiuos honor of seeing first hand what the expression, "sick as a dog" really meant....YES YES ...
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I believe reading once that people who are deaf and children under a certain age do not.
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Mine did on her maiden voyage five years ago, but not since. She went straight to the captain's bunk. What a mess.
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I believe reading once that people who are deaf and children under a certain age do not. [sic: get sea/motion sickness]
If so, the author was mostly wrong.
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When we lived in SoCal we used to take our female Springer Spanial to Catalina with us--until we got caught is a Santa Ana and had to blow around to the west side of the island to find shelter in Cat Harbor. The seas where huge and the poor animal was so sick she could do little more than lay on the floor of the cockpit, whimper and vomit. From then on, we could not get that dog aboard the boat for love nor money. Carry her aboard and she'd leap off and head for shore, or dangle over the side on her tether, the minute you let your guard down. They do suffer just like humans if not worse.
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Yes. On passages, we give our 60 lb dog 3 Tums. Really seems to help. Give them BEFORE they become sea sick.

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Old 24-06-2010, 15:04   #10
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The citing is from an article by Noel Dilly. Anyone with a normal ear. The short - a deaf/Mute institute took 70 inmates on a cruise and despite a storm none got seasick. Children less than 2 are immune, but more susceptible between 2 and 12. Interesting, excessively fit exercise freaks are susceptible to seasickness, but not space sickness. Mentions sex and race differences - woman 70% being more susceptible during pregnancy and menstruation. Asian races, chinese especially more susceptible, You also don't need to be awake to get seasick. May relate to evolutionary need for a neurotoxin release.
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Iíd be interested in reading Noel Dillyís work - could you direct me?

Hereís an excellent short article ➥ MOTION SICKNESS
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Our Maltese, a true "salty Dog" has made 12 trips from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean and back. She does tend to salivate excessively for a coulple of days but never vomits; neither does my wife. (She doesn't salivate either.)
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Man I feel as sick as a human!

have heard that cats foam at the mouth when sea sick.
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I have a print out zerox. No source. He apparently gives lectures.

Noel Dilly kicks up a Storm! | Royal Air Force Yacht Club

Checking online just now, he wrote a chapter in Coles HEAVY WEATHER SAILING on the subject. I need to dig this book up from storage.
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More or less on topic, yes dogs can get sea sickness/motion sickness. One or two ginger snap cookies will usually get them through it without further suffering.
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