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9 year old female lab (spayed) is making gagging sounds,

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9 year old female lab (spayed) is making gagging sounds, eating everything she sees such as grass, mulch, lint and carpet fibers. Also licking carpet frequently. Has not thrown up yet. I have given her pepto bismal and a piece of bread. Nose cool and wet, gums normal. I/m thinking she might have a stomach ulcer. Had normal bowel movement this morning.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did the dog eat anything unusual?

Three days ago she ate some milkweed which she threw up promptly. Did not seem to have any residual effects.

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Georgia

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Georgia?

Frequent lawn grass eater often and also coprophagic at times. We are usually able to prevent that by picking up after her right away.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

How long has she been showing signs?

Are her gums pink or white/pale? Moist or sticky?

If you press on her belly, any tensing, tenderness, discomfort, or pain?

Could she have eaten anything harmful (ie bones, toys, plants, chemicals, human meds, etc)?

What dose of Pepto did you give and what does she weigh? Was she having diarrhea as well?

Prior to giving that, did she have black stool?

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