September 22nd, 2003, 09:51 PM
I have a 6 month old german shepherd/rott. When I first got her, she had diarrhea which was tested and we found no worms. We had her retested and they found whip worms. We adopted her from the humane society. She also has problems while in a vehicle. She gets car sick. I asked the vet if the worms could be the reason for her being sick. He doubts it. I have her on Purina dog chow but this isn't helping. I gave her 25 mg of dramamine. That didn't help. I then upped the dose to 50 mg. She managed for approx. 50 miles before getting sick. Is there anything else I can do? The vet wants her on tranquilizers. I'm wondering if there is a better food for her (maybe for sensitive stomachs) What should I look for in a food? I heard that corn as the first ingredient is not good. If that is the case, then most of the really good brands of dog food are out the door, including Pedigree and Purina brands. I need some answers. One lady told me to give her a ginger snap before taking her anywhere. I have tried everything from slowly backing out of the driveway to not feeding her before going anywhere.