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Dr. John, Texas Veterinarian
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Experience:  Over 14 years of clinical veterinary experience
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My dog has just suddenly started excessively drooling. She

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My dog has just suddenly started excessively drooling. She is alert, heart beat is regular. no vomiting
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: not that we saw but there are weeds in the yard? I have no idea what kind.
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Coco 4years 5lbs 4oz
JA: How old is Coco?
Customer: 4 years old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Coco?
Customer: She is being very quiet but not sleepy
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I do have a couple more questions, though, to see if I can better assess your situation.

What was she doing before this started?

When was the last time she ate?

Any vomiting?

Are you able to take a look into her mouth? If so, is there any redness, irritation, sores, swellings or foreign bodies noted?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
She was resting.
She ate at 5pm
novomiting
she does notwant me to look in her mouth
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

Thanks for the information. Is it normal for her to not want you to look into her mouth?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks but my vet just said to take her to ER care thanks
Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.

You are very welcome. I would agree if her reluctance to open the mouth is something new. It could be something she ingested, including a toxin, a sore or a foreign body. Let me know if you have further concerns.

Expert:  Dr. John replied 9 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. John