A veterinarian in Kansas was called upon after a dog came in heavily-drooling and foaming from the mouth. At first she thought the dog was dehydrated, but after further investigating the vet found an colony of ladybugs living in the roof of his mouth!
Apparently, this happens more than you would think: “This is the second pup I have seen like this today,” explained the animal doctor. “If your pet is drooling or foaming at the mouth, look for these ladybugs.”
The way ladybugs get into a dog’s mouth is when a dog eats a blade of grass that gets stuck in their gums. The insects then colonize in that area and secrete through their legs causing burns in the dogs mouth.
Don’t panic if you find a colony of bugs living your dogs mouth, just use a plastic spoon to remove them – Obviously it is best to seek out medical attention from your local vet. Make sure to SHARE this informational news with your family and dog-loving friends!