Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:18 am Post subject: Foaming at the mouth
I just brought my 11month old pug inside after he was sniffing in the grass. And out of nowhere he started foaming at the mouth. It has since stopped but he keeps shaking his head and it's still wet around his mouth......He's all up to date on rabies. Any idea what this could be or what I should do?...Maybe it was something outside, or when i brought him in he jerked the leash as i was unhooking it to bring him in.
Posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:17 pm Post subject: Re: Foaming at the mouth
Meghan had her one and only encounter with a toad....she thought it was a toy! My neighbor guy said"it won't hurt her, let her play with it".....then I freaked out as she started foaming at the mouth....non-stop. Shaking her head and attempting to spit. (Pugs don't spit well) My neighbor knew this is what happens...I could of slapped him upside the head. Last night when she spotted a toad, she left it alone. A lesson learned?
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Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2009 12:01 am Post subject: Re: Foaming at the mouth
Are you sure he's not choking on something? my dog ate a button once and then started foaming at the mouth and shaking her head like you were saying.... a little bit later she threw up the button. please make sure there's nothing stuck in his throat!
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 10:48 pm Post subject: Re: Foaming at the mouth
My pug has done the same thing. He has this white sticky foam coming out of his mouth. It's really scary when it's happening! It's happened to him three times now. It happened about 5 am this morning. I don't think he was doing anything but sleeping, but who knows? Does anyone know of any other reason other than eating a bug? It really freaks me out!
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Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:33 pm Post subject: Re: Foaming at the mouth
Tnsbyrd, I would think that if it's happening in the morning like that it, it may be something different than what's mentioned above.
With my dogs, if they are doing it in the morning or the middle of the night, it's because their stomach is upset. If there's no food in the tummy, they throw up stomach bile. If it's really bad, it can make them foam. If you think that might be the case (because it happens frequently when you know he hasn't been outside), try feeding him a little bit before bed. See if that helps.
White foam and liquid is usually the sign of an inflamed intestinal tract, so could be the empty tummy thing. If it keeps happening and a little food doesn't help, see your vet. Like people, dogs can develop irritations in their intestines and need special foods to alleviate the problem.
Posted: Sat May 08, 2010 11:43 pm Post subject: Re: Foaming at the mouth
Thank you so much for your advice. My little Man eats EVERYTHING. I have wondered if it was something that he got a hold of that was making him ill, but nothing ever comes up except for the sticky white foam. I also have a 5 year old who is constantly dropping food on the floor (along with her toys). I don't feed him people food, but there's no telling what he finds. He tries to eat the stuffing out of pillows and stuffed animals, he eats yarn, grass, etc. I will start feeding him a little at night. I really appreciate your help.
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