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1- How long has this been going on?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
4- Any other symptoms?
5- What your dog's breed and sex?
1- Is he eating and drinking?
2- Any abdominal swelling?
3- Does he have trouble getting up the floor, going up stairs or walking?
4- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?
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Friend, when a dog is behaving the you are describing is often related to being in some type of discomfort or pain. The fact that he is/was trying to vomit and is not showing any symptoms involving his neuromuscular system I am inclined to believe this could be related to abdominal pain. In this case, to determine the exact underlying cause he will need a hands on examination by family veterinarian, xrays and blood work as initial screening test. In the meantime you can start him on Pepcid AC 0.1-0.2 mg per pound body weight every 12 hours. You can buy pepcid ac over the counter in any pharmacy. Do Not give over the counter pain killers until he is seen by a veterinarian. If cost is a concern look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.
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