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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 today and am glad to hear you mentioned the rimadyl despite it being administered prior. I would advise discontinuing for now as an added precaution...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 dinner if you have not already fedto allow the symptoms to subside without introducing anything 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 chickenI hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today!
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