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He is acting sick and drooling. He drank water but is not…

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He is acting sick...

He is acting sick and drooling. He drank water but is not eating

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 and age?

Rebel he is 7 years old

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

He is a blue healer, we think he may have eaten a dead bird. He is over weight

Submitted: 21 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 21 days ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

I am so sorry to hear your pet is showing these symptoms tonight...

The primary cause of drooling and licking lips is nausea in dogs. Other possible causes include an abscessed tooth, a foreign body such as a stick in the mouth, a mass orally, or ingesting something that is bitter or caustic.

So in this situation the ideal thing is to treat as if it it nausea because it is the most readily treatable condition and if there is no change in the next 12 hours a veterinary exam is warranted to determine the underlying cause and begin appropriate treatment

- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours which is for nausea and stomach acid buildup
- Take a nice long walk which increases gi motility, reduces abdominal cramping and nausea but please no grass eating
- No dinner if you have not already fedto allow the symptoms to subside without introducing anything orally that might result in progression to vomiting
- Water only in moderation
- In the morning small frequent meals of a bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken

Indications your dog should be seen by a veterinary er sooner include: sticky gums that are pale, yellow, blue, purple, temperature rectally >103.5, progressive lethargy with less responsiveness to you, vomiting or diarrhea that includes blood, resting respiratory rate (breaths per minute) >60, swollen abdomen.

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 21 days ago

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both, I will be signing off in a few moments for the night

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 20 days ago

Good evening I wanted to check in on Rebel to see how he is feeling after your question yesterday? I would love an update when you are able

If the information I have provided was helpful I would be grateful if you would rate our chat with the five stars at the top of the screen so I am compensated for my time. Thank you and best of luck to you both, truly!

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 17 days ago
Hi,

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

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