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Is molly having any vomiting or diarrhea? Was the dry mouth present at her last vet exam (after you got her)?
No diarrhea or vomiting. Her mouth was dry when we had her spayed about 2 1/2 weeks ago and is still dry. She has water available all the time. She does not seem dehydrated.
I see. did she have any bloodwork before surgery? Does she drink excessively or urinate excessively?
She doesn't seem to drink excessively. Since she's a pup, we take her out about every 2 -3 hours during the day, but in the evening, she likes to go out about every hour and a half. She doesn't go out for about 8 - 9 hours during the night.
I see. She should not need to go out more than every 6-8 hours at this age.
Some dogs will have a mouth that is a little bit more dry than others, however I am a bit worried about something else going on to make the mouth dry. A dry nose really doesn't mean anything.
One thing I would recommend is having her urine tested to make sure she is concentrating normally
Ok. I'll do that.
It is a very simple thing to do and is relatively cheap. I think that is going to give us a large amount of information regarding the dry mouth. If everything is normal, it is likely just normal for Molly
Thanks for your help. She seems healthy. Just wanted to be cautious. Will take her in. Thanks again.
You're very welcome. I wish you the best with Molly.
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