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Question by Greg
Submitted on 6/12/2004
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On June 11 of this year, my dog started excessivly eating grass and licking everything. She then vomits, and starts over
again. she licks eveything as soon as she wakes up. She act's like there's something
caught in her throat. She won't let me look
down her throat, which is unusual. All this
behavior just started, and it is scaring me.
She's a mix breed puppy about 5-6 months old!
She act's nervous and scared, and here's what
she does!! She started yesterday excessivly
licking the carpet, me the couch, etc. then
she tries to cough up whatever is stuck in her throat!! Outside, she eat'sgrass then vomit's! She will sleep, but as soon as she wakes up, start'sthe hole process over!!!!
Does anyone have a Clue???????????
Thank'sGreg in North Carolina

Answer by Marianne
Submitted on 6/14/2004
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I really don't know what the problem could be.  Excessive licking can precede a seizure, and all dogs eat grass for different reasons, upset stomach, allergies.  I would take him to the Vet as soon as possible.  Good luck.


Answer by mary
Submitted on 8/31/2004
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my dog blaze normally doesnt eat anything he's not suppose to as he is a house dog and stays indoors with us unless i walk him on a leash but i'venoticed these past couple of months right around bed time i will hear him coughing like he's got something stuck in his throat and licking excessively in the air and then on the floor or his bed and then he will throw up a couple of times during the night, does anyone know what this could be? all he has ever eaten during his like is ekunuba and iams. he is a healthy looking pitbull 6 yrs of age and just started this like 6 months ago? please help me?


Answer by Jooni
Submitted on 10/7/2004
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Hi, my pug, who is three years old, has the same problem. ts really got us worried because the local vet doesnt have any suitable explanation for my dog's behviour. Even the medicine's we give him to help in digestion dont see to work. the only difference is that there is no frantic licking. If you get an answer, could you please post it up?


Answer by John
Submitted on 2/20/2005
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Greg, did you ever find out what it was that caused your dog's sudden behavior?  My dog (a rott) just started this (at 1 AM!  the sound of his licking the carpet woke me.)  I took him outside, and he proceeded to eat massive amounts of grass.  He's never done this before.  


Answer by werndog
Submitted on 3/5/2005
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hey um... my dog is doing the exact same thing.  he had an episode like this about 4 or 5 months ago. we took it in and the doctor couldn't find anything in his throat.

the episode eventually went away after by the morning...

but of course now he is doing it again.

wish i could find some info on what is going on with this


Answer by Monika
Submitted on 4/28/2005
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My beagle does this also.  He will wake up in the middle of the night and start licking the carpet.  If I take him outside, he eats grass and then vomits.  He then starts licking the carpet again.  I have taken him to the vet and they can't find anything wrong with him.  They have done blood work and x-rays and now they are saying that I need to take him to a neurologist because it may be seizures.


Answer by Sue
Submitted on 10/7/2005
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The exact same thing happened with my dog. It started when he was young and still happens, he's 7 now. There's a lot less panicked now but he still licks like crazy and rushes to go out and eat grass. I have told this to my vet year after year and they don't seem concerned, because it would only happen once a month. Now it's been happening almost every day and he's been eating much less. I think I'm ready to try the vet again, but if you do get this resolved, please post your findings.


Answer by Elise.Smith@charter.net
Submitted on 10/12/2005
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Greg, I have the same problem with my Saint Bernard, she has been doing this forever!! They said it was seizure related, but i found that it is her stomach bothering her. She licks and tries to eat everything in order to make herself vomit. Try to give her Pepcid AC or Pepto Bimol, or even just a plain piece of white bread to soak up acids. I find when she does this she gets gassy so i give her a gas x also.
Good Luck!


Answer by Geena
Submitted on 2/5/2006
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My dog began doing the exact same thing when I moved into my new house.  It has been almost a year and after several trips to the same vet and now a new vet, he is on a vitamin supplement and it seems to have gotten some better.  Maybe you could ask your vet about this.


Answer by lexy
Submitted on 2/7/2006
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once in a while my dog  gets these contractions in his throat and start licking everything in site, the carpet the coach anything, it kinda looks like he has hiccups and he cant control his tongue, it passes after a few minutes or after some grass or snow, he also tries to choke but nothing comes out, seems like a hairball or something stuck in the throat


Answer by Teresa
Submitted on 2/28/2006
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My dog also does this, however, she will lick the carpet and then eat it if I don't get her outside quick enough to consume anything she can until she hits the grass. Then it is about 15 to 20 minutes of grass eating sometimes she will vomit right away other times she won't.  She is about 11 years old.  I have asked her vet and they don't have a clue.  Like you said it's like they swallow wrong or choking.  Hopefully somebody can answer why this happens.


Answer by Linda
Submitted on 8/18/2006
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Greg, We have a mix dog with same problem but have been able to get help.  If you find anything on this would appreciate your passing it on and I will do the same for you.


Answer by emma
Submitted on 9/15/2006
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i dont know but i do now that my dog is doing some tihng like that too.
she is eating everything she sees so if someone can help mee please


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