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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 tonight...The primary cause of drooling and licking lips 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 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 12 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 which increases gi motility, reduces abdominal cramping and nausea but please no grass eating- No more food tonight since you have already fed to allow the symptoms to subside without introducing anything else orally that might result in progression to vomiting- Water only in moderation- In the morning small frequent meals of a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chickenIf his abdomen is swollen, he begins to dry retch, unable to lay down comfortably for any length of time then please get him to a veterinary er. With his age and breed he could have bloat which is life threateningI hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today
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I apologize for the delayed response. I have seen this in two cases where they had an allergic reaction to something and the pepcid and benadryl has worked 1 mg/ pound but may cause sedation. Is his abdomen swollen? Often they are swallowing a lot of air and this can progress to bloat if not careful
In one case a veterinary er visit was needed to control the swallowing and gas ingestion with steroids and the er also thought it sounded like an allergic reaction
I am signing off for the evening, I apologize if I missed you and truly hope that Duke's symptoms are resolving...
I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier and wanted to check in on Duke? How is he doing? i would love an update when you are able...
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