Dog Food Advisor › Forums › Diet and Health › Dog ravenously licking floors, carpets
January 12, 2023 at 12:12 am #185773 Report AbuseAnna SParticipant
I have a 4 1/2 year old Lab, I have had her for 1.5 years. The first 6 months no issues, then the excessive licking began. She chewed and swallowed shoes, toys, her bed, grass. There seemed to be no calming her down. After 5 emergency room visits, with no answers I started a log, what she ate, what time, walk times and distance, treats everything. She then had another episode, which wasn’t as bad as the past but still concerning. She got over it and then a week later another episode. The vet looked at the log and said she needs 10mg of Prilosec in the morning and 10 mg at night. Acid Reflux seems to the the culprit. Now my issue is the prilosec is causing her to have loose stools, so the vet has her on a special diet of GI food low fat. Just started so hope this solves the problemJanuary 12, 2023 at 11:05 am #185775 Report AbusePatricia AParticipant
Is she throwing up bile? Maybe several small meals throughout the day? What led the vet to believe acid reflux? Why low fat food without pancreatitis symptoms or X-rays showing the condition?
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.