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Are you able to take a picture of this teeth from the side and front. Like this:1: http://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.prod.vetstreet.com/09/f1/b2ff45484c56be0fd40667813520/dog-dental-care-thinkstock-95056018-335sm13113.jpg2: https://www.lovethatpet.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Dental-Care-Image2.pngAre you seeing any vomiting? Is he still eating well?
These came through. Can you take one from the side further back, I'm only seeing the front teeth.
Perfect. He has some pretty substantial dental disease which is probably causing a great deal of discomfort. He could stand to have a dental cleaning performed. Because of his weakness, I would also have blood work performed with his vet to ensure there are no underlying illnesses contributing to him feeling poorly. Is he still eating well? Have you tried any bland diets, if not?
It sounds like the drooling is probably not linked to nausea then, and more than likely linked to the oral discomfort. I would move forward with an exam, blood work and a dental cleaning. We can give aspirin in a pinch to help with discomfort if no other meds are being given and the dog cannot be seen promptly. Dosing info here: http://www.veterinaryplace.com/dog-medicine/aspirin-for-dogs/
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