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My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Trotter is having drooling and snorting.
You described that he looks like he is having trouble drinking but water appears to be getting in. Does he have any trouble getting his food in his mouth? Does he drop his kibble or have trouble picking it up? Does he have any change in his facial appearance, like his lips are droopy or his eyelids are droopy?
Did your vet open his mouth and examine it closely? Did he look for tumors in the mouth, dental disease, or foreign material stuck in the mouth?
Does Trotter also have a voice change? Does his bark sound different?
A chest x-ray could be helpful if you are looking for megaesophagus or a tumor in the neck area.
Please let me know the answers to these questions so that I can help you and Trotter today.
Okay. Thanks for the added information. This is really helpful. I would strongly consider the chest x-ray to look for megaesohpagus.
I also would potentially consider a test for Myasthenia gravis. It can cause megaesophagus as well as a voice change.
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Thank you for the update. I am so sorry to hear that he has a brain tumor. Unfortunately, these are very common in older dogs.
I am sending cyber-hugs your way as you prepare to say goodbye.