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my dog is suddenly thrusting her tongue out alot, and looks

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my dog is suddenly thrusting her tongue out alot, and looks like she has to throw up but cant...she was moving around from room to room...but now is lying flat on the floor...but still licking motions with her tongue...not sure if there is some kind of obstruction..?? what else can it be?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
I am sorry to hear about this situation.
My primary considerations would include:

- A broken/fractured tooth

- Something stuck in the mouth/cheek/roof of the mouth

- Periodontal disease

- Nausea (illness possibly from a dietary indiscretion)

- Toxin exposure

- Recent seizure

- Nausea due to organ problems (kidney disease)

- A hypersensitivity reaction (i.e. bee sting)

If nausea,

To help settle the stomach you could try one of the following drugs. My favorite product is Pepcid (an over-the-counter antacid).

Pepcid comes in 10mg or 20mg tablets. You can give it every 12 hours.






If it is really prominent and has persisted for at least 30 minutes all ready, I would really consider a trip to an ER vet, otherwise, this could be going on all night.

Good Luck
Dr. Andy
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
She gets calm at times....and does not seem in real distress...and then suddenly becomes a bit more distressed...walking around, seeming like she may want to throw up....and licks and licks...and then finally stops again.... is this nausea??
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
I can't know for sure.
But the licking and wanting to vomit is suggestive of it.

That's why from here, the best I can do is offer the antacid recommendation, which might help.

But, even with intermittent distress, I have got to lean towards encouraging an ER exam.

Dr. Andy