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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both tonightI am so sorry to hear your pet is showing these symptoms recently...The primary cause of drooling and licking lips in excess is nausea in dogs. Other possible causes include an abscessed tooth, a foreign body such as a stick in the mouth, a mass orally or laryngeally, or ingesting something that is bitter or caustic.So in this situation the ideal thing is to treat as if it it nausea because it is the most readily treatable condition and if there is no change in the next 24 hours a veterinary exam is warranted to determine the underlying cause and begin appropriate treatment- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours which is for nausea and stomach acid buildup- Take a nice long walk daily to twice daily which increases gi motility, reduces abdominal cramping and nausea but please no grass eating- Limit anything orally that might result in progression to vomiting such as treats or chews for now- Water only in moderation- In the morning small frequent meals of a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken until the salivation tapers then return to normal diet from there slowly over 1 weekI hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today! It may require sedation to do a full oral and pharyngeal exam by your veterinarian but he/she might also trying to treat for nausea first and foremost to minimize invasive procedures...I am online another 20 minutes to assist you both tonight...
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