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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-18-2015, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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Digestive Problem? (Video)


I posted a link to a video of my Havanese (just ignore the movie sounds in background!)

She's a 4 year-old female has been doing this off and on for a few weeks. I'm starting to think it's a digestive problem. We were feeding her Paul Newman's Chicken and Brown rice for a while and she seemed to be doing this a lot.

However, I recently took her off of that food and started feeding her Natural Balance Limited Ingredient dry food and she seemed to stop doing it.

Last night, I gave her some of the Paul Newman Chicken and Brown rice wet food again and it looks like she's doing it again.

Has anyone ever seen this?

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My dog has done similar licking/chewing after eating and it is pretty hard to watch, I know. I don't know what would cause this in your dog, but with my dog it is a digestive problem, and it got really bad with him before I figured it out, and caused bad IBD with him. Long story short is that for Tucker it is largely food-intolerance related, (I am sure the over-immunization by vets caused his immune system to be affected negatively.) Just to give you info on OUR solution, (after nearly a year of intense research and testing,) Tucker gets a limited-ingredient raw diet, (Primal Duck,) and I also give him Pepcid AC half an hour before meals. It is much better. I think he gets indigestion if I'm not careful and it causes nausea and trying to relieve the pain by licking and chewing things. (He NEVER chewed toys prior to this. Now I have to watch him for it.)

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First of all you baby girl is ADORABLE!!!!

Is it possible she has food stuck in her mouth somewhere? It almost looks like she is trying to clean out her teeth. I have not fed either of these foods but are they different textures wondering if one mushes up more gets caught in her teeth...
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My first thought when I saw the video was the same as Dee Dee. It looked the same as when my Molly has some food stuck in her teeth or even like a hair on the tongue. Hope you figure it out!

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