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Type your Dog Veterinary question here. I have a 3 yr old

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Type your Dog Veterinary question here. I have a 3 yr old dachshund she has been acting like her mouth is very dry and it's like her tongue is sticking to the roof of her mouth and very bad breath should I be alarmed

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1- How long has this been going on?

2- Did she get into anything?

3- Any vomiting, diarrhea or coughing?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
About 2 days she didn't get into anything that I'm aware of no vomiting diarrhea or coughing also breath smells very bad

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Is this something I should be concerned about I am extremely upset over her and I would appreciate some advice

1- Can you open her mouth to make sure there is nothing stuck under the tongue, gums, teeth, etc.?

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Customer: replied 7 months ago.
There is nothing stuck in her mouth
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
If not you can somebody else please help

When a dog tongue smacking like dry mouth this could be a sign of many different medical conditions. It will not be possible for me to pinpoint the exact underlying cause without a hands-on examination, I am sorry. But, common causes are a sign of distress if they are uncomfortable either within the gastrointestinal tract or somewhere in the body (full anal glands), dental disease, nausea, etc. to name a few causes. In this case, unfortunately, we are very limited as to what you can do at home, I am sorry. I would have her checked by your family veterinarian for hands-on examination. In the meantime, you can start her on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours, this will help if this is related to nausea. You can buy Pepcid AC (famotidine) over the counter in any pharmacy.

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