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My dog was trembling earlier and is now drooling

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My dog was trembling earlier and is now drooling excessively. Any ideas as to what is wrong? Should I be worried?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am so sorry Cupid is not feeling well today. Drooling indicates nausea in most dogs along with licking lips, eating grass, sometimes gurgling stomachs and increased water intake. The only other causes of increased drooling can be a bad tooth, a foreign body in the mouth, or chewing on something like an electric cord.

Trembling simply means malaise, he doesn't feel well and can be related to gi upset.

At this point I would be inclined to believe that Cupid is nauseous. I would recommend:

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours for a few days
- Limit access to water to only a small amount at a time to minimize progression to full vomiting
- Wait 2-4 hours and offer only a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as ground chicken/ turkey in small more frequent meals. If not interested please let him be, as feeding when refusing and in this state can also cause progression to vomiting
- Exercise such as a leash walk 15+ minutes will help reduce nausea, gi cramping, and promote gi motility

If you note any signs below then I would advise a veterinary er today:

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration
- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it
- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable
- Swollen abdomen
- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest
- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5
- No interest in food for 24+ hours
- No urination for 12+ hours
- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour
- Productive coughing
- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. How is Cupid doing since you asked your question? I would love an update when you are able...

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about Cupid. How is everything going?
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