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She is drooling and cant stand, Tina 8 months, No she just

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She is drooling and cant stand
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know what to do with the drooling. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Tina 8 months
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tina?
Customer: No she just visit one and received shots two days ago
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

1) How much does Tina weigh?
2) What breed?
3) Is she eating and drinking well?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Hi what could this be?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

With some additional information, I hope to be able to give you some ideas on what this could be.

1) How much does Tina weigh?
2) What breed?
3) Is she eating and drinking well?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
10 pounds chihuahua she was eating well this morning
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have small children will any illness she has make my kids sick?
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
My husband said she might have ate a small beef piece from lunch on the floor today could this be the cause?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

It's not uncommon for small breed dogs like chihuahuas to have a delayed onset of soreness from vaccines and even a reaction to them. The drooling itself can be due to pain, anxiety, nausea, etc. Having eaten some beef, yes, this could very well be causing her to feel unwell. I, personally, would expect that this is due to nausea from the beef. If she does not improve by morning or worsens overnight, please have her examined.

If she is unwilling to eat at this time, this may indicate an upset stomach. You can administer a dose of regular pepcid (famotidine) every 12-24 hours. You will want to give 0.5mg/pound of body weight (a 10# ***** would receive 5mg, a 5# ***** would receive 2.5mg, etc). For this, you can visit any human pharmacy and buy the OTC brand name Pepcid, or you can use the cheaper, off-brand “famotidine” that’s available. Either will be useful.

If she is eating but lethargic this may be due to soreness or a reaction to the vaccines. You can give 1-2mg/pound of body weight of benadryl every 8-12 hours. For soreness, it would be ideal to have her examined by your vet and canine-safe NSAIDs given. In a pinch, we can use aspirin too. Dosage here:

If she was recently vet checked, it's unlikely that she has anything to pass on to your children. We become primarily concerned about intestinal parasites, which most vets check for during routine vaccine visits.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Regular pepcid and benadryld for humans?
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

That's correct. Both of these are OTC for humans. I apologize for the delay. The website didn't inform me that you had replied.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 10 months ago.

Checking in. How is Tina today?