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Hi, I'm Dr. Gregg and I will try to answer your questions tonight
Excessive lip licking and gagging up small amounts of foam are indicators that Tucker is nauseous. Could he have gotten into something that could make him sick to his stomach? Has he been feeling OK lately? Has he ever done this before?
No plants chewed up? Some houseplants are irritating, as well as plants/ leaves in the yard. How about sticks?
I don't think a little hair would be the problem. So he is able to drink water and swallow food normally?
When we see a young dog suddenly gagging and nauseous, it usually is because they chewed on something silly. Since he is breathing normally and able to drink and swallow I doubt he has something stuck in his throat and would need a heimlich.
In most cases like this, the best thing is to not feed for the rest of the night but offer water. As long as he can breath normally and swallow water you should be OK to give it a little "tincture of time"
Is he still drooling/gagging right now or has he calmed down?
Hiccups pretty much look the same in people and dogs. If he is bobbing his head up and down and licking constantly I wonder if he could have something stuck in his mouth rather than in his throat. Sometimes a piece of a stick or something similar can get caught between the teeth. Will he let you look in his mouth without you getting bitten by accident?
If he ate some grass perhaps he ate a leaf or a bug or something else that has given him a sore throat or upset stomach?
Is he still head bobbing and licking?
A hairball? Not real common but good news. That could be the issue, but if he is still head bobbing and licking after bringing it up he could have more in his stomach or something in his mouth you can't see ( sometimes it tough to tell)
I don't want to over react but if he is still in distress, you may want to have him seen and find out what is going on.
Is your Vet available for an after hours phone call/exam?
Then perhaps a trip to an emergency clinic is in order, just for piece of mind?
I hope Tucker is OK. You are quite welcome. If possible, please let me know how he does. I will be thinking about him. Good Luck. Dr. Gregg
Any further questions I can help with?
Wow, that's great. Did it look like his fur?
Has he been over grooming himself or do we have a dog with a taste for hair? He couldn't have eaten something dead he found outside, right. You said he really did not have an opportunity to. Either way, I'm glad he is doing better. He had me a little worried for a time
I'm with you. Best of luck. Dr. Gregg