My Dog Is Bringing Up White Foam. He Drinks Water, But Doesn't Eat His Food. What Could Be Wrong With Him?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
These symptoms could be the sign of a multitude of different problems, both serious and not so serious, and therefore it may be difficult to establish exactly what is wrong with your dog, unless you take him to see a vet.

The vet will be able to establish exactly what is wrong with your pet, and should be able to diagnose the problem right away. Following this, treatment can begin immediately.

When my dog drinks water he brings up white foam. What's causing this?
Numerous conditions could cause this behaviour:

  • The most serious condition normally associated with these symptoms is bloat. This condition is potentially life-threatening, so take your dog to the vet as quickly as you can.
  • Bacterial, parasitic or fungal infections can all cause these problems in your dog.
  • An allergic reaction can sometimes cause these symptoms as well. Your dog may be experiencing a reaction to the environment or something it ate.
It is difficult to establish how serious the problem is without seeing your dog, so this is why I would strongly advise you to take him to the vet.
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Anonymous answered

My dog has the same problem she throws up foam and has diarrhoea, but drinks a lot of water. I don't know what's wrong with her and I have no money for a vet right now either.

Beverly Gibson Profile
Beverly Gibson answered
I can think of some scary possibilities, but - if it were my dog - I would get him to the vet. You've already waited 21 hours since the posting and my answer!

I've heard it said that rabid dogs "foam at the mouth".  So, the possibilties could be frightening.

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