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my 4.5 year old Irish terrier has had several episodes where she does a licking in and out motion constantly / uncontrollably and looks in distress. She will shake her head as if trying to shake it off, she also will eat grass or if daycare, eat other dogs shredded hair from the floor to throw up. This happens after she has been on UTI medication for 10 days and then when finished 4 days later this happens. last night she was sleeping and I was awake. She started the motion in her sleep, then woke up continuing to do it, shook her head, wiped her head on the bedsheets to try to stop. Then after maybe 1.5 - 2 minutes she stopped. She went right back to sleep after 5 minutes. My vet does not think these are seizures but a reaction to the medication that is leaving a taste she does not like in her mouth so she gave me some mouthwash to try for a couple of days. I don't disagree that this maybe it, but doing it in a sound sleep and waking up to continue it...is weird. the vet also said dogs do this who have teeth or gum problems but that I do not think is the case. Thoughts??

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