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My name is ***** ***** I have been a Vet tech for 30+ years with interest in canine Health. The temp is a bit high and we need to get that down. Please take some cool water on a rag and apply to the groin area stomach and neck. You can also use a little rubbing alcohol on the pads of the feet to help reduce the fever. The Normal Temp is 100.5-102.5, so the first step in making the Newfie feeling better will be to get the fever down. Next you can give a Pepcid Ac to help with the Nausea. Usually when we see excessive drooling like what you described, it is due to nausea. Reducing the fever and stopping the nausea should hold the dog over until the morning. I do not suggest giving any medication, until see by the Vet. The Nausea and fever needs to be controled and give a medication now may cause further problems. You definitely do not want to give Prednisone, because if the Vet has to give an anti inflammatory or pain, it may be prohibitive do to being medicated tonight. Reducing the fever and something for nausea should hold the Dog until morning.
I wanted to check in and see how your Newfie is doing? Were you able to get the fever down? What did the Vet find?