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Are the teeth in good shape, or is he in need of a dental cleaning?
I am curious why the vet gave him antibiotics last time... did the vet say what they were suspecting? And which antibiotic did the vet prescribe last time?
I see. Did they run full blood work looking at organ function- kidneys, liver, etc?
It would be typical to check basic blood work AND run a Lyme test, not just the Lyme test. So I hope that's what was done. Do you have any antacids at home such as Prilosec or Pepcid A/C?
Okay. Often, the cause of drooling is either a dental problem (which antibiotics would help) or a nausea/stomach issue. Since you do not feel that the teeth could be the problem, I recommend trying a few days of antacid and a bland diet. Give 20mg of Prilosec once daily starting now. Offer a bland diet for the next few days of boiled chicken breast mixed with white rice in a 50/50 mixture. If the symptoms are worse by tomorrow, see a vet, otherwise give this a day or two with these treatments and see how things go. It can also help to give a dose of probiotic (human, or dog from a pet store) once daily.
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