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My dog started dripping drool from his left side of his mouth.

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My dog started dripping drool from his left side of his mouth. Other than the drool he seems fine and I can't find anything in his mouth
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?
2- Did he get into anything?
3- How much does he weigh?
4- Any vomiting?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

just noticed it. no vomiting and hasnt got into anything i can find. he weighs 50 lbs

Did you look under the tongue, teeth, gums, etc.?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ya everything looks fine

1- The drooling is only coming from the left side, correct?
2- Can you see if he has any facial asymetry, droopy eyes, etc.?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Ya its mostly from the left side. He looks totally normal and is acting normal.

Steve, there are many possible causes for excessive drooling in a dog. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands on exam. But, common causes are: Oral discomfort, nausea, gastrointestinal disorders or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. The fact that it is only on the left side and without any other symptoms I would place a dental problem high on the list of possible causes. To determine the exact underlying cause he will need to be seen by family veterinarian for a hands on examination. For tonight what you can do is start him on Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg 2 tablets every 12 hours. The benadryl will help decrease the drooling. You can buy Benadryl over the counter in any pharmacy.

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Hi Steve,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Smokey. How is everything going?

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