My dog Butch is 100 lb lab x. He is 6 yrs. I noticed a few days ago that he was licking his feet and when he got up from the floor it was wet. I thought he had been in the pool to cool off. It has been very hot and humid here in MN. Last night he was restless and panted all night and licked his feet. This morning I looked where he was laying and my carpet is soaked. I have the AC on and it's about 75 in the house. I just took his temp and it's normal, gums are normal color. He is not acting sick. what in the heck? My vet doesn't get in until noon so I just thought I'd ask if anyone has seen this before. I always seem to get the strange cases! I read on the net that pads can sweat, but this is his whole bottom 1/2 of his body is dripping wet..... I treated with biospot flea a few days ago, but he has had this before with no reaction.
I have a german shepard/lab mix and sometimes she does the same thing. She drools alot if she has been active or is warm and then she chews on her feet and causes everything to become wet. Usually she sticks her whole paw in her mouth and when she does that it causes her to drool. To be on the safe side I would get your dog checked out though.
Hi, nope it's not pee. The wet is NOT from licking. His stomach, legs, paws, and fur back by his butt, tail are wet. He's not licking now and it's still wet. On his forearms(sp) you can see where the hair is darker and wet. Now his paws are dry put his arms are all wet, and just the base of the tail now. He is really shedding too. My friend thinks he got into something and his body is trying to detox. I just gave him some natural detox stuff. I have a call into the U of M to see if they have ever heard of this. Hershey my 40 lb mix is panting more than normal too. We have corns fields around us and the dogs( Hershey and Butch) sometimes go into it. I know they sprayed awhile back but I kept a close eye on them at that time so they didn't go in there for a few days. Who knows. I know I won't use biospot again, just in case thats it!
update: the sweating stopped yesterday but this morning Butch is having trouble walking and crying and shaking. Hershey my other dog that I gave the biospot to can't lift her tail. I am really scared but the vet said that you can't really treat for a toxin unless I know exactly which chemical it is. Just keep fluids in them and keep them quiet. Butch had a episode like this 3 yrs ago in July with troule walking and crying and shaking, but no sweating like this time. ( same time frame as this year with the field spray and flea meds) we never knew then what had happened but he snapped out of it . Now that it has happened again 3 yrs later I'm sure it's one of the two that has poisoned them. If it is the flea meds, it's really scarey that that a product can be sold to the public that can make a dog soooo sick!