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Dr Scott Nimmo, Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon.
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My miniture shnauzer over the last 2 days has been constantly

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My miniture shnauzer over the last 2 days has been constantly licking and getting very stressed he seems very uncomfortable but not in pain, he sometimes shakes his head quite hard. I stayed up with him all night because he hasent slept for constantly licking.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 3 years ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.


Can you tell me where your dog is constantly licking (as this can give us hints to why he may being do so)?

If its skin based, are you seeing any changes to the area (ie ulcers, sores, scabs, crusts, redness, inflammation, etc)

Or do you mean he keeps licking lips or open mouth?
If its the latter, have you seen him also pawing at his mouth or hear him grinding his teeth?

Can he be tempted to stop with treats or food?