Similar issues with my terrier/sheltie/golden. It started when he was just past a year old. The bulging throat and the licking (dusting) of everything in sight. Normally he's a near perfect dog (no digging, chewing, etc) but when he's in one of these episodes its as if he's another dog. If he gets a string on a rug he'll tug on it and eat it. Same thing with the curtains last year. He tried to eat them. If its summer he'll beg to go outside to eat grass. The episodes will occur once every six months but then they might occur once a week for a month. After he's had his fill of whatever he can get hold of, he will come back in, get a drink of water, and act as if nothing has happened.
As someone who has epilepsy that idea is very interesting. It never occurred to me. I was wondering if it was sort version of an acid reflux.
My furry guy is currently almost 8 years old so this has been going on for almost seven years. He's been to three vets and no one has an answer.View Thread