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My GSMD has been eating lots of snow and has been drooling…

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My GSMD has been...

My GSMD has been eating lots of snow and has been drooling excessively. alos has a coarse bark for the last few days-- could something be loged in her throat

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What sort of animal are we talking about?

greater swiss mountain dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the Greater Swiss Mountain dog's name and age?

Lily and 6 1/2

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lily?

She is epiliptic

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

If there is something lodged in her throat she will have trouble eating and swallowing.

There would be a sore spot on the area of the blockage in her throat. You can try pressing up and down her throat and see if she reacts.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

She would probably cough quite a bit as well.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
no reaction to pressing on throat
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

How about her ability to eat and drink?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Other causes of drooling are dental pain and nausea.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
she eats fine
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

I would just keep an eye on her then. If she stops eating well, she could have nausea or dental pain.

If she has trouble swallowing, she may have a sore throat, a partial blockage, problems with the nerves that innervate her swallowing muscles, dental pain, or nausea.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

If she is drooling non-stop she is going to dehydrate even if she is drinking water.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

If she is drooling a lot, or non-stop, then take her into the vet today. The vet should be able to do an exam and figure out the source of the drooling and hoarse bark.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

The regular vets should be open until noon or 1:00 today.

That way you can avoid the emergency clinic prices.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

How does that plan sound?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

How is Lily doing?

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