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My 7 year old Boston terrier is drooling all of a sudden.

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My 7 year old Boston terrier is drooling all of a sudden

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name?

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Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Jiggy?

He has been eating fine. Seems to have some gas but that’s not too abnormal. He

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

1- Any vomiting?

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

3- Any pre existing medical conditions?

4- Any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
No vomiting. Eyes kinda of watering and licking mouth non stop. Ate fine. Not legthargic. I did use carpet cleaner on some spots today but That’s the only chemical he would’ve been exposed to that was different.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

1- Did she lick the carpet cleaner?

2- Can you open her mouth and see if there is anything stuck under the tongue, gums, or teeth?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Nothing stuck I checked that already
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Friend, drooling is a very nonspecific symptom and can be related to many different medical conditions. Common causes are oral discomfort (dental disease, a foreign body, infections), nausea, ingestion of a foreign body, or even part of a systemic disease to name a few causes. The excessive licking could be a sign of nausea or oral discomfort.

In this case, I would recommend a hands-on examination with your family veterinarian to pinpoint the exact underlying cause. In the meantime, you can start him on Pepcid AC (famotidine) 10mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours. You can buy Pepcid AC over the counter in any pharmacy. The Pepcid AC will help if this is related to be nausea.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service. If you have any follow-up questions don't hesitate to ask. If finished, please take a moment to rate my service it is how I get compensated. See you again soon!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi Lacy,

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

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