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He’s drooling excessively on one side of his mouth. There was a huge puddle but he seems fine and just ate his food like normal and it’s playing with his toy like normal I just don’t know why there’s so much drool out of nowhere.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name and age?

Oliver age 8

Submitted: 1 month ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 month ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Did you also notice if Oliver were having a problem blinking on the same side as of the mouth from which he was drooling? Did you see an ear droop or lower eyelid droop on that side? These are all symptoms of facial nerve paralysis (cranial nerve VII paralysis) which is most cases is idiopathic (unknown cause).

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