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my dog is repeatedly sticking out his tongue like he has something

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my dog is repeatedly sticking out his tongue like he has something in his mouth but i don't see anything in his mouth. any suggestions please?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.

dogdoc4u :

Hi there and welcome to Just answer!! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.

dogdoc4u :

Can you describe how he is sticking his tongue out? Is he licking his lips or closing his mouth and the tip of his tongue is sticking out?

Customer:

He is closing his mouth and repeatedly sticking his tongue out like he had peanut butter.

dogdoc4u :

How long has this been going on?

Customer:

About 3 days. I noticed it after he played with a furry toy, threw the toy away and don't see anything in his mouth.

dogdoc4u :

Is he panting or pacing at all?

dogdoc4u :

Nothing between his front teeth or sideways on the roof of his mouth?

Customer:

He is panting a little...will lay on the wood floor like he is hot.Nothing between his teeth.Will check roof of his mouth.

dogdoc4u :

Front teeth can be difficult to see, especially top front teeth

Customer:

Don't feel anything on roof of mouth

dogdoc4u :

Were you able to check the front teeth?

dogdoc4u :

How often is he doing this? All the time, after meals, etc?

Customer:

can't see front teeth very well. He does this especially after eating but this evening it has been continuous for about 45 min.

dogdoc4u :

Is he pacing? Does he ever pant regularly?

dogdoc4u :

Or just after exercise and with stress?

Customer:

not pacing but can't get settled. Usually pants when he is hot not regularly

dogdoc4u :

I am highly suspicious he is going through bouts of nausea more then anything else

dogdoc4u :

Do you have any pepcid or prilosec at home?

Customer:

No but I can get some. He is not vomiting and eats. Do you think its like reflux?

dogdoc4u :

Not very common in dogs but nausea in dogs is reflected by licking lips or increased salivation. In littler dogs they have a tendency to lick their lips

dogdoc4u :

How much does he weigh?

Customer:

17 lbs

dogdoc4u :

OK so I would give 1/2 of a prilosec 20 mg (omeprazole) once daily or 1/2 tab of a pepcid (famotidine) 10 mg every 12 hours

dogdoc4u :

This will help with the nausea

dogdoc4u :

Also, after eating go on a nice long walk tonight as it sounds like he is very uncomfortable. This helps stimulate gi emptying and helps with the nausea

dogdoc4u :

It really does sound like nausea that is escalating...if it continues I would advise having a veterinary exam to determine the underlying cause

dogdoc4u :

My little dog does this when she is nauseous and I am able to curtail the vomiting if I catch it early enough

Customer:

he did have a large bowel movement about 4 hours ago. how long should do this prilosec

dogdoc4u :

I would do it 3-5 days

Customer:

ok.thank you very much

dogdoc4u :

You are very welcome

dogdoc4u :

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Customer:

Think I'm good...off to the drugstore

dogdoc4u :

OK, good luck tonight...

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
How did things go last night? Is he feeling better?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

A little bit...has more pep but still licking the air and just not himself. Thanks.

 

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 2 years ago.
Have you continued the antacid? If it continues, you may want to have a veterinary exam to ensure nothing more serious is going on...

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