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1- How old is he?
3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?
4- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?
5- Any pre existing medical conditions?
6- How much does he weigh?
1- Is he walking any different?
2- Any other symptoms?
3- Can you look inside his mouth and make sure there is nothing stuck in his teeth, gums, under the tongue, etc.?
4- Can you take his rectal temperature?
1- Is he lethargic?
2- Is he eating and drinking?
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Brenda, you are right, when a dog is shivering and drooling it could be a sign of fear. But, this could also be caused by abdominal or back pain, a fever, etc. It will be difficult for me to pinpoint the exact underlying cause but common causes are a pinched nerve along the back, pancreatitis, ingestion of a foreign body, an infection, etc. to name a few causes. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. I would strongly recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian in the morning. In the meantime, start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg every 12 hours, this will help if related to gastrointestinal disorders or nausea. In addition, change his diet to a bland diet of rice with boiled boneless chicken or ground beef. Do not give over the counter pain medications most are toxic to dogs.
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