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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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, Thank you! My 10 year old Chihuahua, has been

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Customer: ***** *****,
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Thank you! My 10 year old Chihuahua, has been swallowing quite a bit, and licking his feet, has been throwing up mucous and though I've given him Zantac and a herbal (Earth Animal) Cough, Wheeze and Sneeze.
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Submitted: 12 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 12 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.This licking behavior often means that your sweet little guy is feeling nauseous. The best thing to do for this is as follows:

Fast your guy for 12-24 hrs to allow the digestive tract to calm down and heal.
Give Pepcid AC or Famotidine at 0.5 mg per pound every 8 hrs. Zantac should help also. That can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy.
Give only small amounts of water during the fast or ice cubes
After the fast, feed rice and boiled chicken (2/1)

If your guy is feeling better, wean him back to his regular diet. This behavior, especially livking his feet can be a sign of anxiety and I would recommend that you purchase a DAP Collar at the pet store. This is a canine pheromone that acts as a calming agent to decrease stress and anxiety that could be causing his symptoms.

Does that make sense to you?

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Sincerely, ***** *****

Customer: replied 12 months ago.
Dr. Loretta,Makes sense and sounds like a good plan. Thank you.Deanna Lockie
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 12 months ago.

Good for you , Deanna...I hope your guy feels better soon!