Dog Keeps Burping and Licking His Lips – Top 3 Reasons Why

Here are a few common reasons that may explain a dog that keeps burping and licking his lips.

1. Eating or drinking too quickly

The continuous burping might suggest the dog is ingesting a lot of air by eating or drinking too quickly. You may want to watch your dog’s eating habit if he has a tendency to burp and lick his lips right after a meal. A slow feeder bowl can provide a quick fix if your dog is inhaling his food with barely any chewing.

2. Dietary changes

Symptoms like burping and the excessive licking of lips could be a result of the dog eating foods he is either sensitive or allergic to. For example, feeding your dog foods like beans, peas, diary, and high-fat ingredients can lead to a lot of burping in dogs. Make sure you aren’t letting your dog eat any food his stomach wouldn’t agree with.

3. Sign of bloat

In one of the worst case scenarios, burping and excessive licking could be an early sign of gastric dilatation-volvulus (aka bloat). This can become a life-threatening condition if it isn’t treated quickly. Bloat in dogs can be caused by a number of factors such as intestinal blockage and excessive food consumption. The licking of lips could be a way for dogs to redirect their attention away from the discomfort of bloat and other gastrointestinal disorders.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


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