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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in large and small animal medicine.
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10 week old ShihTzu salivating heavily, and crying out in

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10 week old ShihTzu salivating heavily, and crying out in pain periodically. He was fine about an hour ago
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Tapper
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tapper?
Customer: He has been fine up to now. He was running and playing with my younger kids and he came in from outside then laid down and this started
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

I am so sorry to hear that Tapper is not feeling well. This salivating so suddenly tells us that she ingested or licked something toxic such as a plant or frog or something else toxic. Take Tapper and flush out her mouth 3-4 times with fresh water to remove whatever is causing this reaction. This could also be an allergic reaction to something she came into contact with so give her Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs until she feels better. If this situation becomes worse after a few hours, take Tapper to your vet just to be safe.

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