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His mouth is sore and he is sobering and just doesn't feel

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His mouth is sore and he is sobering and just doesn't feel good all over. Yorkie
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: otis. 5 yrs
JA: Is there anything else the veterinarian should be aware of about otis?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
It hurts when he tries to eat. He very weak How do I upload pictures to you
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Here are the pictures
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Did you get pictures
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

These came through. Can you take one from the side further back, I'm only seeing the front teeth.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I will try
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Perfect. He has some pretty substantial dental disease which is probably causing a great deal of discomfort. He could stand to have a dental cleaning performed. Because of his weakness, I would also have blood work performed with his vet to ensure there are no underlying illnesses contributing to him feeling poorly. Is he still eating well? Have you tried any bland diets, if not?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No he is not eating good
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

It sounds like the drooling is probably not linked to nausea then, and more than likely linked to the oral discomfort. I would move forward with an exam, blood work and a dental cleaning. We can give aspirin in a pinch to help with discomfort if no other meds are being given and the dog cannot be seen promptly. Dosing info here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 3 months ago.

Checking in, JACustomer. I didn't hear back from you. How is your companion doing today?