Foam coming from a dog's mouth might be caused by exercise, anxiety, nausea, ingestion of a bad-tasting substance, a dental disease, liver or kidney disease, difficulty swallowing, poisoning, a seizure, a side effect of medication or rabies. If the foaming is observed for any considerable length of time without a known cause, the dog should be taken to a veterinarian.Continue Reading
Rabies is generally the first concern when a dog exhibits excessive foam and drool from its mouth. However, in 2005 there were only 76 canine cases of rabies in the United States. The chance of a vaccinated dog actually becoming susceptible to the disease is very slim. It is more likely that the dog is exerting a lot of energy during exercise which is causing it to drool, pant heavily and foam at the mouth.
If foaming at the mouth is followed by a loss of consciousness, or if the animal's limbs are twitching or jerking, the dog may be having a seizure. Seizures can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Dogs that are suffering from a seizure should be carefully moved away from any furniture on which they could hurt themselves and should be taken to the vet as soon as the seizure ends. Owners should also keep their hands away from the dog's mouth and head during the seizure.Learn more about Dogs
Ankle swelling can be caused by pregnancy complications, lymphedema, venous insufficiency, a medication side effect or kidney disease, among many other possible factors. An injury such as an ankle sprain can also cause swelling to the ankle.Full Answer >
Excess aeration within the urine stream, sometimes described as bubbles or foam, can be a warning sign of more serious medical conditions such as proteinuria, an indication of conjugated bilirubin within the urine or a side effect from the medication pyridium, according to the website of pathologist Dr. Ed Friedlander. However, bubbles can also form naturally as a healthy individual expels urine.Full Answer >
A dog's jaw can chatter when it is feeling stressed or anxious, but it can also be symptomatic of a seizure or an ongoing epileptic condition, according to PetMD. If a dog's jaw is chattering on a regular basis and the dog is exhibiting other symptoms, such as appearing dazed, falling on its side, salivating often, vocalizing or trying to paddle with its legs then the dog should be brought into a veterinary clinic immediately, states PetMD.Full Answer >
Without prescription medication administered by a certified veterinarian, the safest and most effective substance to induce vomiting in a dog after ingestion of poison is hydrogen peroxide. Use a hydrogen peroxide solution no higher than 3 percent, and administer it in dosages relative to body weight.Full Answer >