(Closed) My Furchild is getting sick in the night…what's wrong!?

posted 6 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
2196 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

1. What breed is he?

2. The feet licking could be allergies (our retriever licks his paws/pads a lot and we were just told he has an allergy to something in the grass)

3. have you ruled out the possibility he’s having seizures? The frothy mouth part happened to our retriever after seizures (as well as throwing up/pooping). He would often go into another room/space/quiet area to have a seizure and we’d find him after totally ravanous/frothy and a little “out of it”. This doesn’t sound like what you have but I thought i’d throw it out there.

I would maybe check in with a vet as it seems like there is definitely something going on… could be something as simple as needing to switch food, which I hope it is! 🙂

Hope you find out what it is though, never fun!

Post # 5
5479 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Has he been pooping regularly?

Post # 6
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

Our dog does this sometimes and will lick things like crazy when she is in one of the “episodes”.  Our vet told us she probably has acid reflux and has us give her Pepcid with her meals and that has really helped a lot.

Post # 8
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Have you checked for hotspots where the furchild is licking?

Have you found him eating grass? Does he chew Any type of bones/hydes?

Does he get riled up before bed or any type of physical activity?

Post # 9
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Do you feed him once or twice a day? Try feeding him twice.

Also, do some research if the ingredients in his food have changed, dog food companies sometimes change their forumulas don’t write on the bad “new recipe” or anything to alert you.

And even if you haven’t changed his food, it doesn’t mean it’s not a food allergy. Being on the same food for an extended period of time can actually increase risk that the dog will develope an allergy to it.

Post # 11
4951 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I hope you are able to figure it out and that he’s back to his normal self soon.

My old dachshund used to do this occasionally. Never figured out why.

Post # 12
5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@MilksMom – Rawhides don’t really “go bad”, but they are not fully digestible, so can cause intestinal blockages. And a lot of rawhide is from China, and I’m sure you’ve heard all the problems with pet food and treats with Chinese ingredients in recent years. I opt for a similar chew: bully sticks, which are digestible. (They are way overpriced at the petstore, I order from http://bestbullysticks.com/ .)

Post # 13
907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


My dog did this for a couple weeks and we gave him three small meals. It helped but then he got into the trash and ate a piece of fried fish. He ended up having acute pancreatitis, but the vet said that he was most likey already a bit sick bc we told her what happened the weeks prior and that the fish put him over the edge. Does your dog ever get into human food??

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