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Welcome to Just answerCan 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?JACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :He is closing his mouth and repeatedly sticking his tongue out like he had peanut butter.dogdoc4u :How long has this been going on?JACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :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?Nothing between his front teeth or sideways on the roof of his mouth?JACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :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 teethJACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :Don't feel anything on roof of mouthdogdoc4u :Were you able to check the front teeth?How often is he doing this? All the time, after meals, etc?JACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :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?Or just after exercise and with stress?JACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :not pacing but can't get settled. Usually pants when he is hot not regularlydogdoc4u :I am highly suspicious he is going through bouts of nausea more then anything elseDo you have any pepcid or prilosec at home?JACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :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 lipsHow much does he weigh?JACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :17 lbsdogdoc4u :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 hoursThis will help with the nauseaAlso, 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 nauseaIt really does sound like nausea that is escalating...if it continues I would advise having a veterinary exam to determine the underlying causeMy little dog does this when she is nauseous and I am able to curtail the vomiting if I catch it early enoughJACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :he did have a large bowel movement about 4 hours ago. how long should do this prilosecdogdoc4u :I would do it 3-5 daysJACUSTOMER-ruar64kk- :ok.thank you very muchdogdoc4u :You are very welcome
A little bit...has more pep but still licking the air and just not himself. Thanks.