Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.
In most cases licking everything in sight is an indication of nausea in dogs
It can also be a nervous habit but my recommendation would be a few things:1.) Famotidine 0.5 mg/kg every 12 hours to reduce stomach acid and often reduces nausea2.) Small frequent meals of boiled chicken/ lean meat and white rice3.) Getting him up and walking, increased mobility can reduce gi cramping and nausea4.) If he is unable to get comfortable, has abdominal swelling at all, retching without production, increased lethargy then it is time to consider a veterinary veterinary er this evening
The other option to famotidine (pepcid) is prilosec (omeprazole) 1 mg/ kg daily to reduce stomach acids
These are human products used for antacids and found in your local grocery or pharmacy. Other antacids such as tums or pepto bismol are simply not very effective in dogs
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