The Ultimate Pet Meds for Traveling Quiz

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About This Quiz

If you are about to travel, you have probably gathered together a collection of various travel medications. Take this quiz to learn more about travel medication for your pets.

What problems are travel medications for pets commonly used for?

Common problems for which pets are given medications while traveling include vomiting, bladder control and stress.

How can you help your pet to adapt to travel conditions?

It is a good idea to take your pet for short car trips before going on an extended trip so that the pet can get used to the motion of the car. If possible, take your pets for short trips on trains and boats or any other mode of transport you may be using on your trip before you go.

What do you need to do before traveling, bearing in mind that medications have side effects?

Before you travel, always give your pet any medication you might use on the trip, to ensure your pet does not experience any side effects on the road. Ask you vet about side effects of medications so that you know what to look out for.

What is the rule for dog bladder control?

The rule for dogs and bladder control is "one month equals one hour." This means that for every month old the dog is, it should be able to control its hold of urine for an extra hour, up to eight hours.

At which age do dogs have the best bladder control?

Although the rule is that a dog will be hold it for longer as they get older, elderly dogs lose the ability to hold urine for a long time. You may need to make more frequent stops if you are traveling with a puppy or an elderly dog to allow it to relieve itself without having an accident.

How much money is spent each year on pet products?

The pet market makes $49 billion each year on a range of products, including pet medications.

How are medications made more enticing for pets?

Medications come in smoky or beef flavors, helping to entice your pet to take its medications.

What should you bring along for your pet to help with bladder accidents?

You may want to bring along diapers, pads or newspapers to manage accidents. It is a good idea to budget in extra time for bathroom breaks and walks to help manage bladder control, since insisting that your pet hold in urine for very long periods is unnatural and not healthy for your pet.

How can you lessen the chance that your pet will have an accident in the car?

By limiting your pet's food and water intake a few hours before traveling, you can help your pet to control their bladder in the car.

How can you prevent your cat from having an accident in the car?

Unfortunately, cats cannot be taken for a walk in order to urinate. Rather, you will need to bring along a portable litter box for your feline.

What problem might you have with a portable litter box for your cat?

Your cat may refuse to use an unfamiliar litter box or it may not want to urinate while the car is moving.

If a cat urinates on a hotel floor it is probably out of:

If a cat urinates indoors it is most likely out of stress from a new environment or from traveling than from anger or spite.

What is an alternative remedy used to relax cats?

Acupuncture can be used on cats as an alternative to medication. Lavender can be effective for relaxing dogs.

What part of an animal's body affects motion sickness?

The inner ear is responsible for sensing motion and balance in both humans and animals.

In what year was the first anti-nausea medication for dogs approved?

Pfizer's Cerenia was the first anti-nausea treatment for dogs to go onto the market, after it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 2007.

How can Cerenia be administered?

Cerenia can be administered by injection or orally.

What signs might your pet show if it is feeling nauseated?

You pet might begin to drool, act skittish or might have diarrhea if it is feeling nauseated.

What may happen to an animal that has been vomiting for a long time?

Prolonged vomiting can lead to dehydration. Hydrating your pet is all about balance: It is important not to deprive your pet of water, but at the same time, pets generally travel better on an empty stomach.

How do sedatives work?

Sedatives put the brain to sleep, helping to calm the animal or make them sleep for short periods. Sedatives are used for a range of reasons, including helping an animal to travel well.

What is the problem with sedating a pet while traveling?

Sedatives can drop a pet's respiration rate, heart rate and temperature, which can be very dangerous if an animal is stuck down in an airplane cargo hold unsupervised. In addition, sedatives can dehydrate an animal, which may not have access to water while traveling.

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