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|03-01-2007, 04:19 PM||#1|
YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Pennsauken , NJ
do yorkies do well at high altitudes in a car??? for example, if you drove to pikes peak with a yorkie in the car???
Bernadette & Romeo
|03-01-2007, 08:22 PM||#3|
YT 1000 Club Member
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: North eastern Illinois Suburbs
I recommend to my clients that when they fly w/ their dog or if they travel by car and there's going to be a significant altitude change, to watch their dogs. If they seems uneasy; uncomfortable or down right in pain their ears may need to pop just like ours do.
There are a few ways I recommend that you help them out:
1. Offer them water, the swallowing should help do the trick
2. Offer them a treat to chew on during the trip, again for the swallow factor.
3. You can open their mouth w/ your fingers and stretch their jaw as wide as it will open (gently and slowly) for just a second. This mimics the yawning that we tend to do ourselves...it often does the trick.
Many dogs don't have problems, but if yours is one of them and seems stressed, try one of the three above tactics!
"Big things come in small packages"
|03-01-2007, 09:03 PM||#4|
Donating YT 3000 Club Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
I have often wondered this too...We live in Florida and plan on going snowboarding next winter and taking our furbabies with us. I didn't know if the high altitude would make them miserable the whole trip or just the first day as they become accustomed it.
Miko 's his Mommy