Dog Keeps Smacking Lips (cont.)
When to Get to the Vet
If your dog is dehydrated despite drinking excessively, he should be seen immediately by his veterinarian to determine why he is not meeting his body's hydration needs.
Has your dog recently gotten into any unusual chemicals or medications? Since many toxins have a direct effect on the nervous system, it is common for exposure to a variety of substances to result in abnormal behaviors or neurological symptoms. Some may even cause temporary blindness. If you know what chemicals or medications your dog has possibly ingested or inhaled, call the ASPCA National Animal Poison Control Center at 888-426-4435 for immediate advice. Plan to make a trip to the nearest animal emergency facility as well.
Text © 2007 by Robert D. "Jake" Tedaldi, D.V.M.