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Me dog came in from the garden ,,pounting heavy shaking with

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me dog came in from the garden ,,pounting heavy shaking with her tongue sticking out,,,,,,,,,,,any advice please
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Hello,I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about your dog.(typing more)
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you. she did have a bit of xmas cake tonight
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
seems a ;ittle calmer now
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Glad you're there. In order to help me help you better, I'll need some additional information on your dog.How old is she?What kind of dog?Is she otherwise healthy?Does she take any medications?First of all, though, you should take a few minutes to rinse out her mouth with some water the best you can. Use a turkey baster or syringe. Remember, you are not trying to make her swallow; you are just rinsing from one side out the other.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
2 year old staff,,,fine heath wize,,on no meds
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Good. I'm glad she is otherwise healthy. That makes all of this a lot easier. The most common reason a dog will come in from the garden acting this way is because she's bitten, chewed on, or even eaten something caustic or irritating. Biting a toad will do it. So will chewing an electrical cord. Mushrooms, garbage, other types of waste...The list goes on. Most of the time the symptoms --- while extreme at first--- subside over an hour or so. Rinsing the mouth helps to dilute the irritating thing and speeds recovery. (typing more)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you Dr
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
In some cases there's more severe damage to the inside of the mouth and medical care is indicated.Here's what you'll need to do for now:Rinse the mouthTry to get a good look inside for any additional signs of a problem: lacerations, foreign bodies stuck in there, burns, blisters, etc. Observe for vomiting, diarrhea, labored breathing, seizures, and anything else that would indicate this is an emergencyCheck around the garden for any clues as to what she may have put in her mouth. If she gets worse or shows any other symptoms, seek medical care. As long as she continues to improve, it's okay to take a wait-and-see attitude. Does this help to answer your question?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thank you, her mouth seems normal inside,,she often runs in the house fast from the bottom of the garden, as if shes scared of something,,but never done this before
Expert:  Dr. Jo replied 1 year ago.
Glad to hear her mouth looks normal inside. Your instincts may be right. It's quite possible there is something out in the garden that frightens her and causes anxiety. Some dogs are more sensitive to this kind of thing than others. While it may be "safe" from from our perspective, it might still be scary to her. Regardless, I hope she recovers quickly and has no serious issues following. Thank you for using our website.

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