chewing-gums fits

chewing-gums fits

A popular term for one of the typical clinical findings in canine distemper—which affects domestic and wild dogs, as well other carnivores including ferrets, lions and seals—which is characterised by hypersalivation and chewing movements of the jaw, fancifully likened to someone chewing gum.
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