Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

My dog won't eat and he is foaming at the mouth and keeps

Customer Question
drinking water also he has...
My dog won't eat and he is foaming at the mouth and keeps drinking water also he has thrown up a couple times
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did your dog eat anything unusual?
Customer: Not that I know of
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Diesel and he's is 4 yrs old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Diesel?
Customer: He loves to eat and he's 120 lb rottie
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
9/20/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,400
Experience: 16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.
Verified

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I am sorry to learn Diesel is not feeling well. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian and I will be assisting you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- How long has this been going on?

2- Did he get into anything or eat something out of the ordinary?

3- Any abdominal swelling?

4- Is he drinking more than usual?

5- Any pre existing medical conditions?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
This just started this am don't think he ate anything unusual no swelling he's drinking a lot of water no medical conditions
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

1- Is he lethargic?

2- Any other symptoms?

3- Can you take a look at his gums and see if they are pink or pale?

4- Can you open his mouth and look around to make sure nothing is stuck in between the teeth, gums, under the tongue, etc?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
No other symptoms nothing stuck gums are light pink
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

1- How long since the last time he vomited?

2- Do you feel comfortable in saying that he is drinking more than usual?

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
He just vomited again and it's just clear and think and he is drinking a lot more water
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Thank you for answering all of my questions. Please give me 5-10 minutes to type your answer.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I am sure you are worried about Diesel not feeling well, I am sorry. In response to your question, excessive drooling is a common symptom when dogs are having gastrointestinal issues or even part of a systemic disease. The big question in this case and that may explain his lack of appetite and vomiting is: Why is he drinking more than usual? You see, when a dog drinks more water than usual it is a sign of an underlying medical problem. There are many possible causes. It will be difficult for me to determine the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination and some testing. But, common causes are an active infection, hormonal disorders (diabetes, cushing's), kidney or liver disease, pancreatitis, and even cancer to name a few causes. Unfortunately, of all these diseases have similar symptoms and can not be differentiated on history only. To determine which of the above is the underlying cause your family veterinarian will need to do some blood work (chemistry profile, T4 & CBC) and urinalysis as an initial screening test. Sometimes we need the use of imaging like x-rays or ultrasound to reach a definitive diagnosis. Treatment for Diesel will be determined by exam and test results. For example, if this is related to an infection he will need antibiotics, if related to pancreatitis he will need to be hospitalized for supportive care and medication, etc. Unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. I would strongly recommend having him checked this morning by your family veterinarian. In the meantime, this is what you can do for the vomiting:

1- Do not give things like Pepto Bismol or Imodium. Start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 20mg tablet every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy.

2- No food or water for 4-6 hours. Need to give his gastrointestinal tract time to rest.

3- After 4-6 hours offer a small amount of water. Wait half hour, if no vomiting, you can continue giving him water every hour or so. Do not let him drink excessively. Leave him without food for 8-12 hours then offer a small amount of rice (50%) and boiled boneless chicken or ground beef (50%) 4-6 times a day.

4- Follow up with your family veterinarian for a hands on examination. If cost is a concern look into your local ASPCA or Shelter where they often offer veterinary services at a lower cost.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Peter Your Own Question
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 31,400
31,400 Satisfied Customers
Experience: 16 years of internal medicine, surgery, and preventive care.

Dr. Peter is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My choc lab has excessive drool suddenly and appears
my choc lab has excessive drool suddenly and appears constipated … read more
Dr. Sara
Dr. Sara
Small animal practicioner
Doctoral Degree
93 satisfied customers
10 yo chi. been in hospital found out diabetic came home
hi 10 yo chi. been in hospital found out diabetic came home last week doing good eating then got diaria on wensday wont eat now nothing on thursday she is drinking … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My schnauzer was dignosed diabetic aprox. 2 months ago. He
My schnauzer was dignosed diabetic aprox. 2 months ago. He is on 10 units of insulin twice a day he eats diabetic dog food. … read more
Dr G
Dr G
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
27 satisfied customers
My dog was prescribed Cerenia for pancreatitis. She just
My dog was prescribed Cerenia for pancreatitis. She just took her last dose. ( four days). I am camping and I am certain she got bit by an ant. One side of her mouth is swollen. Can I give her Benadry… read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
Veterinarian, Chief of Staff
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,975 satisfied customers
She has been diagnosed with pancreatitis and eats Hill's I/D
she has been diagnosed with pancreatitis and eats Hill's I/D low fat food. I do give her rewhide chew sticks. She has thrown up 3 times since 4am. Now she is lying in her bed, eyes open, being very st… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
She was diagnosed with kidney disease and pancreatitis last
She was diagnosed with kidney disease and pancreatitis last week. She did awesome yesterday with eating and taking meds. Today she doesn't the whole day outside eating grass she is uncontrollably droo… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,601 satisfied customers
Diagnosis of "triadenitis and possible pancreatitis rx abx
diagnosis of "triadenitis and possible pancreatitis rx abx and steroids heart rate up resp rate40-45 at rest echo/cxr nl except retained stool upper abd..vet not sure about rapid breathing … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
664 satisfied customers
10 year old lab mix, had pancreatitis last May, then in
10 year old lab mix, had pancreatitis last May, then in August started having recurring colitis, had Two rounds of Metronidazole, two days later, very runny stools, w/ possible blood, and lots of mucu… read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,601 satisfied customers
He is excessively drooling out of only 1 side of his mouth
He is excessively drooling out of only 1 side of his mouth and we're not sure why … read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
9 month old golden. Excessive drooling vomited 4 to 5 times
9 month old golden. Excessive drooling vomited 4 to 5 times dog food and just had diarrhea. May have dug in tulip bed with new bulbs n bone meal. Also had a dead baby bird in mouth today… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
She started excessively drooling tonight (pouring out of
Hi she started excessively drooling tonight (pouring out of her) had one bout watery diarrhea … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
One of our dogs was diagnosed with pancreatitis - she has
One of our dogs was diagnosed with pancreatitis - she has vomiting, bloody stool, won't eat. The other dog has diarrhea now too (not bloody) and won't eat. With pancreatitis not being contagious, is h… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
She's working into things and is excessively drooling, Her
She's working into things and is excessively drooling … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
8,601 satisfied customers
Just ate a baguette, excessive drooling... no other
just ate a baguette, excessive drooling... no other symptoms … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
My german shepard just started with famotidine. Is tramadol
Hi my german shepard just started with famotidine. Is tramadol safe to use at the same time?… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
8,945 satisfied customers
My dog has been excessively drooling for the past 4 hours
My dog has been excessively drooling for the past 4 hours but seems fine otherwise. She was "catching" water from the hose for about an hour prior to that … read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
9 satisfied customers
Trouble drinking and eating, excessing drooling. Greater
Greater Swiss Mountain Dog, 7 yrs old. May be a foxtail or tooth issues. … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,244 satisfied customers
Ten year oldbully mix, excessive drooling. not all the time,
ten year oldbully mix, excessive drooling. not all the time … read more
Dr. Meghan Denney
Dr. Meghan Denney
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
1,482 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x