These fluffy-looking caterpillar-like larvae (sometimes referred to as Pine Caterpillar and Thaumetopoea pityocampa larvae in Latin) arouse the dog's curiosity. The dog wants to play with them so it hits them playfully with it's paw.
If your dog is choking and suffocating, he will likely panic. A dog signals he is choking by either: coughing violently, wheezing, gasping for breath, pawing at his mouth, and/or has his eyes bulging out.
Bringing your cat to the vets can be a stressful experience for both you and your feline friend. However, visits for routine health checks, and early on in the course of an illness will significantly improve your cat’s health and welfare.