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What is Ptyalism?

Almost all dogs drool, especially if they are happy or excited, and even more so if they know they are about to get a treat. Saliva production is a normal response to stimulation. It lubricates the mouth, helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and begins breaking down food for digestion. However excessive drooling caused by too much saliva in the mouth is not normal and can be a sign of a serious condition. There are a number of different causes for ptylism or excessive saliva production in dogs. Some can be local issues in the mouth or throat, while others are more systemic disorders. Rabies can cause excessive salivation, so it’s important to eliminate that possibility before seeking other treatment.

Salivation or drooling is universal among dogs and is not a sign of ill-health. However excessive salivation or hypersalivation occurs when the salivary glands produce more saliva than the dog is able to swallow. Veterinarians define this as ptyalism. The excess moisture can cause inflammation and irritation around the dog’s mouth and lips.

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Symptoms of Ptyalism in Dogs

Problems can often be detected by an increase in the level of salivation or a change in the saliva consistency. Recognizing excessive salivation will depend on knowing what is normal for your dog since some dogs drool more than others, especially among different breeds. Seek treatment if you notice any of the following symptoms in your dog:

  • Drooling more than normal
  • Drooling with no apparent cause
  • Inflammation on the mouth or lips as a result of too much moisture
  • Refusal to eat.
  • Behavioral changes.
  • Saliva has a white foamy consistency.
  • Increased salivation is accompanied by sudden vomiting, diarrhea or other symptoms of serious illness.
Types

There are basically two types of situations which create excess saliva.

  • Hypersaliosis or hypersalivation means that the salivary glands are producing an abnormal amount of saliva.
  • Psudoptylism is when the dog is unable to swallow the saliva produced by the salivary glands. Although this is not actually an overproduction of saliva, it can look very similar to hypersalivation since the result will still be an excessive amount of saliva in the mouth.

Causes of Ptyalism in Dogs

  • Irritation from a foreign object - sticks, stones or plastic toys can become lodged in your dog mouth and may cause excessive salivation as well as eventually pain and inflammation.
  • Injuries to the mouth - cuts, scrapes or bites inside the mouth can lead to excessive salivation.
  • Excessive emotions - dogs normally drool in response to emotional stimuli, but intense or traumatic emotions can increase this natural response.
  • Motion sickness - nausea caused by motion sickness can increase saliva production, as can the anxiety of traveling in a car.
  • Difficulty swallowing - irritation or blockage of the throat can make it painful or difficult for a dog to swallow which will lead to excessive saliva.
  • Inflamed tonsils - these can also make swallowing more difficult.
  • Medication - medication administration can cause increased saliva production, as can certain medications.
  • Allergic reaction - severe allergic reactions cause increased drooling, among other symptoms.
  • Poisoning - different types of poisoning can lead to excessive salivation. As symptoms worsen, the dog will often start to foam at the mouth.
  • Infectious diseases - rabies and certain forms of distemper can lead to excessive salivation and foaming at the mouth.
  • Seizures - some seizures can cause excessive salivation or foaming at the mouth.
  • Tumors - certain types of mouth tumors, including malignant cancer tumors, can cause excessive salivation.
  • Mouth defects - congenital defects in mouth conformity can make it difficult to swallow and lead to excess saliva.
  • Kidney Failure or Hepatic encephalopathy - both of these systemic failures will cause excessive salivation.
  • Disorder of the salivary glands - abscess or inflammation of the salivary glands can sometimes cause excessive salivation.

Diagnosis of Ptyalism in Dogs

It’s important to rule out rabies before attempting any examination, but this is relatively easy if your dog has shots and isn’t exhibiting any other rabies symptoms. Once this possibility has been ruled out, the veterinarian will perform an oral exam on an office visit. If your dogs has no other signs of ill health, the increased salivation is most likely due to a foreign object which can often be detected on an exam. The veterinarian will also check for irritation of the mouth or throat, tumors, inflamed saliva glands and other local causes.

If no local cause is found, or if there are other symptoms the veterinarian will perform further tests to check for infectious diseases or other systemic problems. Pay attention to when your dog produces excessive saliva, and try to look for patterns or triggering causes. Check for other symptoms such as lack of appetite, increased thirst, vomiting, or diarrhea. Supporting symptoms can often be important for an accurate diagnosis.

Treatment of Ptyalism in Dogs

Cleanse your dog’s mouth with an antiseptic solution and keep the skin as dry as possible until you can seek treatment. Salivation accompanied by other serious symptoms or foaming at the mouth should be treated as an emergency since it can be the result of poisoning or severe allergic reaction. Most other types can be treated on an office visit at your earliest convenience.

If there is a foreign object in your dog’s mouth, it can usually be removed in a single appointment. Medication may be prescribed to help heal cuts or scrapes inside the mouth, as well as throat infections that lead to problems swallowing. These are usually easy to treat and clear up quickly.

Inflamed and abscessed salivary glands can also often be treated with medication. Occasionally removal of the gland may be necessary. Tonsillitis and more serious issues like tumors may also require surgery. This will generally be minor surgery, but there is always a certain amount of risk as well as recovery time. Congenital mouth defects will most likely not be modified with surgery unless they create a serious problem.

If the excessive salivation is due to kidney failure or an infectious disease, it will depend on the severity of the condition and the degree to which it has progressed. Advanced conditions may be difficult to treat or dialysis may be required in the case of kidney failure.

Recovery of Ptyalism in Dogs

Most local causes for excessive salivation can be treated, and your dog will make a full recovery. If the salivation is due to intense emotions, it is likely part of your dog’s personality and will not be treatable. It can be managed however with good hygiene. Salivation due to motion sickness can also be managed by limiting car rides as well as adjusting the dog’s position and opening windows. Medication can be prescribed before long car rides.

Monitor your dog’s mouth closely for foreign objects as well as cuts and scrapes to catch any problems as soon as possible. If poisoning or allergic reaction was the issue, take steps to prevent the situation from recurring. Most other sources of excessive salivation are difficult to prevent, but, with regular monitoring, they can be recognized early and treated.

Ptyalism Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Blue
Labrador Retriever
9 Years
Serious condition
-1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Lethargy

For the third year in a row starting in mid-August thru October, my 9 yr old, male black English lab has had episodes of hypersalivation, which is followed by bouts of diarrhea and sometimes vomiting. The drooling can last as long as 5-6 hours along with diarrhea. We have tried Metronidazole for 10 days, 450mg; omeprazole for 14 days, 2 pills/day; cerenia for nausea and Dramamine- nothing seems to make a difference. He is on prescription Z/D food. During the episodes we starve him out, then small meals of rice and chicken or rice and canned prescription food. We have done every test, possible diagnosis of IBD or IBS. No one can answer. Would a dermatologist be able to better diagnosis or identify allergy? it is entirely seasonal.

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Monti
American Pit Bull Terrier
6 Years
Moderate condition
2 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Mouth Salivation

Over the last 3 to 4 weeks, Monti has been drooling way more than normal. It's not all the time and it's very clear and fairly thin in consistency, compared to his normal drool. What could be causing this?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive salivation may be caused by a variety of different causes: infectious, poisons, salivary gland disease, foreign bodies, metabolic disease, neurologic disease for example. If it is intermittent, I would check where he is going and what he is licking or playing with before it occurs (may be an irritant is on a toy for example and he drools in response to the irritant). In some breeds (American Pit Bull included) are prone to drooling), but this usually occurs from a younger age. I may be worth visiting your Veterinarian for a physical examination, especially if Monti starts vomiting, becomes aggressive, starts pawing at his mouth and face or has difficulty swalling. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I don’t have time to read through all of this but vets don’t seem to mention that it could be the fact that they were playing with a frog or toad in the yard and they excrete a poison which makes a dog salivate profusely or “ foam at the mouth” not sure how dangerous this is to a dog but the dog I grew up with did it all the time and my new puppy does it when I let him out at night and I have seen him with it in his mouth

My 6 year old chihuahua terrier mix has had 2 episode of copious drooling and general lethargy. The 2 episodes are months and months apart. After several hours she seems to be shaking it off. Other than these 2 episodes, she is extremely healthy and energetic???

My black Lab started excessively drooling about years ago. Upper and lower GI scope and biopsy confirmed he has the most common form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease and supposedly it's mild. After a long course of steroids he went into remission but that only lasted about a year. You name it I've tried it. I had him on every supplement or pill that claims to help with nausea to include prescribed meds. I've changed his food numerous times so he has eaten everything from Salmon to Bison. I even home cooked his meals for a while and he still has bouts of continuous drooling. He feels horrible during those spells. I am grateful because if you search canine IBD some of the symptoms are horrific. Drooling and stomach gurgling are his primary symptoms. Just today my Vet asked for another consult with a Specialist. I normally don't comment on any of these sites but I do want to warn you that if the drooling does persist and is more that acid reflux it could be trouble like my boy experienced. Some digestive disorders like IBD when left untreated by steroids to decrease the inflammation can lead to a secondary infection called SIBO which is an overgrowth of bad bacteria. Overtime SIBO will cause your precious one to become very ill and he'll stop eating. I've never seen should a sick dog. He had to be hospitalized while waiting for his scope appointment. I do wish you and your pet good luck. I too have given my dog Pepcid and I can't say that it helped much. Smokey Joe's Mom.

same here. chocollate lab. started a year ago. on and off - he drools excessively out of right side of mouth; sometimes with jaw chattering. no oral defects found. they tried pepcid - did not work. get chiro done occasionally. he is now on a chinese herb; it was working... but symptoms have come back again. still no known etiology. all other behaviours are normal.

My chocolate lab has same issue and it's normally around this time every year. Took him to the vet last year and got no answers. I need answers, he soaks everything he lays on and he soaks his coat. Feel so helpless.

Took my chocolate lab 6 years to Emerg for drooling for almost 5 hours
Possibly it was nausea caused by stomach acid or allergy to food
Suggestion made to feed a dog small amounts through the day as opposed to less frequent to prevent acid build up in her belly
Prescribed Pepcid AC prior to meals for gastro upset
Hopefully this helps my pup
Always go to your vet when in doubt

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Bronny
Maltipoo
8 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My dog woke up yesterday with a very drooly mouth. He then threw up and slept almost all day. I fed him and he ate it all. We went on a walk and he threw up that food. He drooled all night and is still drooling. I took him to the vet and she treated him for nausea. He is still drooling. She claims there is nothing wrong with his teeth. She wants to do an x ray of his throat and stomach but he wasn't running a fever and she said she doesn't know what it could be.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Vomiting is usually caused by gastrointestinal disease, systemic disease, oesophageal disease, infections or poisons. Drooling is usually caused by diseases of the mouth or pharynx, salivary gland disease, metabolic disease, poisoning or irritants. An x-ray of Bronny’s throat and stomach would show if there is a foreign body or any other pathology that may be causing the drooling and vomiting. The drooling may caused by an irritant, ensure that all cleaning products and plants are out of reach of Bronny to make sure that he isn’t consuming anything he shouldn’t. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Could it be a side effect to a vaccination?
For example my dog recently (within the last month) had two vaccinations one for distemper another for Lyme. Could a side effect of either of these vaccines be causing his excessive salivating this past week?
(I'm calling my vet tomorrow because I'm concerned about my dog.)

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siri
German Shepherd
9 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Depression

suddenly last night my dog eject too much saliva from her mouth.Now today its fine.so is there possibility of any disease.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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One off instances of excessive salivation may be caused by a variety of different causes, this may include oral irritation due to small foreign bodies or toxins (or chemical irritants). Other causes of excessive salivation may be salivary gland disorders, neurological disease, metabolic disease, infections or diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Keep an eye on Siri and if there are repeat occurrences, it may be worth a visit to your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog started drooling after a bath yesturday and now his kennel and his neck is soaked! I can't get him in the vet till Monday what can I do in the mean time??

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Jax
Lab mix
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Excessive Drooling

Medication Used

None

My 2 yr old lab mix has had increased drooling. It is clear thin and occurs during sleep and most of the day. It used to only happen when we had food around now almost all the time. He has also started randomly barking at kids which he has never done and "startles easily" while laying on our bed.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Jax’s symptoms are quite vague and don’t relate to anything specific; a neurological condition may explain all of the symptoms but startling easily and barking at children may not be clinically significant. The drooling may be caused by dental problems, chemical irritation, ingestion of plants or to a small foreign body in the mouth. Make sure Jax isn’t eating or licking anything he shouldn’t and that his teeth (and general oral hygiene) are not causing any problems. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Thank you. His mouth appears clean,does not smell and no objects seen. I only mentioned the startling and barking because it is new for him

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Kahzoo
Japanese Terrier
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling, Coughing

I adopted Kahzoo a few weeks ago. She is updated will the usual vaccines and had deworming as well. No dental problems. However a few days ago I noticed that she had ear mites and had been coughing. My vet suggested Sterile Suspension Otic drops 2-3 drops twice a day and vitamin c. After a few days the ear mites is already cleared. But my dog had started salivating extremely she can't seem to swallow her saliva. She tend to have this experience every time I try to pet her, walk her or even just by merely touching her. No other noticeable change though. Her appetite is good, water intake is regular, stool is okay, no fever nor any attitude problems. Just the cough once in awhile. Please help. I am so worried. I would be bringing her yet again to the vet this weekend.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous causes for excessive salivation in dogs including medications, poisoning, irritants, infections, injuries, salivary gland disorders or emotional stimulation. It wounds like the salivation is linked to you petting her, which would indicate that there is nothing seriously wrong, she just gets excited with contact. Your Veterinarian will check her mouth and ensure that there is nothing serious going on. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

 

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Lickey
Indian
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Foming in mouth,running far from us

Its getting lot of foaming in her mouth and not letting us touch her and not having meal completely and last 3 day back it lost its 3 puppies and from then it started behaving like this and as it was a stray dog before i found it

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Lickey has recently lost puppies whilst pregnant, it may have been due to an infection which maybe causing loss of appetite and behavioural changes; if her puppies died after being born, she maybe grieving for them, again affecting her appetite and behaviour. There are many causes of excessive salivation which aren’t connected to the loss of puppies which are foreign bodies, chemical irritation, infections (like distemper), allergies, medication side effects, poisoning, kidney failure to name a few. If the symptoms persist, visit your Veterinarian for a physical examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Nekko
Labrador Retriever
3
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Excessive Drooling

My Dog Nekko has been drooling one side of his mouth for a little over a day now. He has had some what of an appetite, but doesnt eat his food right away. He paws sometimes at his nose and mouth. And shakes his ears a lot. He has been barking more than usual. I saw him foaming at the mouth as well. What should I do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds from your description that Nekko has something irritating his mouth which would be consistent with insoluble oxalate poisoning from household plants (see link below), chemical irriation or foreign bodies (something stuck under the tongue or lodged in the oral mucosa). Washing his mouth out with plain water or milk may help; but you should visit your Veterinarian, especially if the pawing becomes self mutilating or Nekko starts to have breathing trouble. Other causes maybe due to salivary gland disorders, infections, tumours, dental problems or trauma. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
https://www.vetary.com/dog/condition/oxalates-insoluble-poisoning

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Tod
Blue Heeler
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Increase in Saliva

My dog has been salivating a lot more then usual. He is scratching at his head down to his nose and rubbing his face on the blankets he lays on. Have not yet seen stomach issues and he is eating just fine. Not acting like in pain either and (he is very senisitive too so it would be obvious if in pain). What could be going on he will not let me look in his mouth so I'm unaware of objects in his mouth. Is there a trick for me getting a good look in his mouth?thanks

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Tod may have come into contact with an irritant like a plant or a chemical which would cause the excessive salivation and the face scratching; if it isn’t too cold outside try to play with him with a hose to try to wash his face and mouth out otherwise to open his mouth you would need some brute (but still gentle) force. If you are still seeing some irritation you may need to visit your Veterinarian for a restrained view inside Tod’s mouth. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snoops
Maltichon
7 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Drooling

My 7 month old Maltichon has started drooling at the mouth and his face is soaked. He is eating, sleeping and playing fine. Earlier in the evening it seemed as if he was choking on something but once he had eaten and drank some water, the choking sound stopped. Should this be something to worry about or will it pass? He hasn't been like this before now.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The excessive salivation maybe due to some dental problems, foreign bodies, ulcers, infections, salivary gland disorder, irritants, allergies or poisoning. Have a look in Snoops mouth to see if you notice any displaced teeth, foreign objects or any other anomalies; if the drooling persists I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian just to have a check to ensure there isn’t anything serious. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

how many days would you let go by before going to the vet?

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Jacob
German Shepherd
3 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Excessive Drooling

Medication Used

Omeprazole
Cerenia tablets
Carafate

I'm really sorry in advance that this is a novel...5 days ago, my 3y.o M German Shepherd had a sudden onset of vomiting up "foam" x 2 accompanied by excessive drooling about 3 hours after dropping him off for an overnight stay at a trusted kennel where he has stayed before (who feed him food that we provide). The symptoms subsided that evening, he was fed and happily ate his dinner, and he passed a normal BM the next morning. Shortly after, the symptoms returned and he was taken to our vet by the kennel people where he was given an antiemetic injection.
When we picked him up shortly after, he looked distressed (panting, pacing, drooling) and vomited x 1 (strange, almost choking vomit that I have never seen him do before) with the production of a small amount of clear/white foam.
On the way home, he finally settled after 10-15minutes of riding in our truck and slept most of the day. We took him back to the vet that evening because he was still drooling and much quieter than he normally is. They said that his abdomen felt nontender and relaxed and gave us some omaprezole and an additional Cerenia nausea tablet to give to him the next day. We fed him a bland diet which he happily ate that evening but continued to drool.
In the last few days he seems to get better throughout the day (increased play, more like himself, less drool) until after he eats. He has no loss of appetite but he starts drooling excessively after he eats his meal. His urine or bowel habits haven't changed and he doesn't seem to be drinking more water than normal.
Today, my partner awoke to find his bed soaked from his drool overnight and booked him in to see the vet. He was sedated and she examined his entire oropharnyx without finding any abnormalities or foreign bodies. She is treating him for gastritis/ulcer with a daily regimen of Cerenia x1, omaprezole x , and a carafate emulsion given an hour before he eats a bland (boiled chicken and rice) diet. If it doesn't clear up over the weekend, she plans to endoscope, X-ray, run bloods and urine on Monday.
He has been really drowsy and lathargic since the sedation this AM (now 12hrs ago) which isn't entirely uncommon for him but the drooling has not stopped despite the meds and he is moaning intermittently. He ate a small meal earlier and has had several normal BM's and pee's. He hasn't had any water and I syringed 120mls down his throat because his gum cap refill seemed a bit slow which he seemed to swallow okay. That looks better now (under 3 secs).
Do you think that the treatment plan that the vet has him on described above sounds reasonable? What do you think the likelihood is that he is suffering from something immediately life-threatening? Do you have any other ideas of what could be wrong?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It seems very strange that the drooling started after dropping him off at the kennels, where they may have been something (cleaning chemicals) which caused the vomiting and drooling; only the drooling continues now whilst at home after food which is puzzling (normally remove a dog from the environment and the condition resolves). Drooling can be a sign of stress, nausea, infections, allergies, liver disease, mouth conformation problems (allows saliva to leak out) or salivary gland disorders. Further investigation is required in order to determine the underlying cause, the medicine your Veterinarian has prescribed should keep nausea and vomiting at bay whilst you ‘wait and see’ over the weekend before further tests. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Khaos
pitbull
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Over Salivating

I wanted to know why my dog is oversalivating? Two days ago, she had a litter of 6 puppies. Her body temperature feels low, she feels cool to the touch and I noticed a puddle of saliva under her mouth. Why would that be?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive salivation in a post partum dog may be an indication of eclampsia which is a medical emergency when circulating calcium levels get dangerously low during nursing. Intravenous calcium is the usual course of treatment along with other symptomatic therapy. Visit your Veterinarian as soon as possible. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.vetary.com/dog/condition/eclampsia

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Sophie
LABRADORE
2
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

difficulty in swallowing saliva, drooling and low

Medication Used

Some antiboitics

Sophie always had normal drooling. especially whenever she sees her chew stick or treat. But since a day she finds difficult to swallow her saliva. Her behavioural pattern although is same as always ,cheerful. she is having the dog and excessive water too. but I'm really very worried

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are numerous causes for excessive salivation in dogs including foreign bodies, dental problems, salivary gland disorders, allergies, oral injury, defects, neurological conditions, poisoning etc… It would be best to visit your Veterinarian to determine the underlying cause by physical examination and tests. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

She's having food and excessive water too. although she vomited thrice yesterday, she literally threw up whatever she had. her poop was normal. she doesn't have any bad breath too.

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max
Dachshund
3 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Mouth Salivation
Mouth Salivation,

Medication Used

none

Suddenly my dog has started hypersalivation he keeps on crying what should I do?should I take him to a doctor or he will be fine in a day or two he does not eat much his bones are seen

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various possible causes for excessive salivation in a puppy, I would be concerned about poisoning or chemical irritation, dental problems and foreign bodies are also possible causes. I would wash out his mouth thoroughly and if the problem continues, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Scooby
pomeranian cross
8 Months
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Mentally upset
Drooling

Hey dear
My dog is drooling when bark angrelly to amy other dog.
The drooling stops after a long interval of time
He tries to escapes all the times
He also reglects his treets
He is just 8 months old pomeranian male dog

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Drooling may be due to dental issues, small foreign bodies, chemical irritation or salivary gland inflammation; also some dogs have conformational abnormalities of the mouth causing drool to be released. If he is rejecting treats, he may just not like them or they may be spoilt; check inside his mouth for any abnormal tooth placement, otherwise visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shireen
Pomchi
6 ish years old
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Lethargy
Abnormal behavior
Loss of Appetite

For the last week or so my 6 old pomchi has been acting distant. She howls early in the morning (which she had never done before). And does not want to come home after her walks. She just wants to keep walking and stay outdoors. Also she has been drooling alot and lost her appetite. There's no foaming at mouth. She has really bad teeth and always had bad breathe. Her gums look somewhere between pink and . Can you help me with this?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly, a loss of appetite and lethargy may be due to poor oral hygiene; loose or rotting teeth can make eating painful resulting in a reduction in food intake, drooling can also be attributable to dental problems. The abnormal behaviour I cannot explain; try to think of things which have changed recently or an event that occurred prior to the behaviour changes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My dog will have episodes randomly where he licks his mouth and nose continuously and it causes his saliva to become foamy, he is disoriented, walks in circles, and just acts confused. He is not aggressive actually he is very loving during these times. It does not happen often but when it does it scares me. He is 2 years old and it has happened maybe 3 or 4 times in those 2 years. He is a morkie. Is there anything you think it could possible be or should I take him to see a vet??

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Benjamin
purebred labrador
5 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

my 5 month old chocolate lab has been druling a lot and sometimes there is white drop,around his mouth and it seems that the clear saliva is almost like glue its very sticky also it just hangs down from his mouth but everything else is completely normal his poop is fine and he is very active should i be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sticky saliva usually indicates dehydration; but excessive salivation overall may be due to dental disorders (Benjamin should be erupting his permanent teeth), foreign body in the mouth, irritation from something licked or swallowed, nausea or salivary gland disorders. Check inside his mouth for retained teeth or dental anomalies, but ideally if the problem continues visit your veterinarian for a checkup to make sure. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Amy
Maltese
6 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Vomiting
Excessive Drooling

Medication Used

Enrotab(15mg)

My pet Maltese has been drooling ever since we gave her medication Enrotab (15mg) of that was prescribed by the vet after taking out pus from her tail. Since then she has been drooling with foamy drool covering her neck. She also peed in the middle of the room, when she has been trained not to. She also vomited her food from earlier.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Enrotab contains enrofloxacin which may cause vomiting and excessive salivation in dogs; if the salivation is excessive, you may need to speak with your Veterinarian about changing antibiotic (although we don’t like changes of antibiotic mid course). If Amy is alright otherwise, you should complete the course. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My puppy is less than 4 months old tp he's not fine all day and I walked out side for less than 5 mins and he got into my sisters food and ate half of her pizza sub. He don't get table food. I was hoping it was a belly ach but he's acting completely weak and he's so cold. so droolingredients alot his mouth and chest are drenched. And he's grunting constantly like he's in pain. I'm scared.

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Abby
Labrador Retriever
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
swollen bottom lip
throwing up mucus
Excessive Saliva

My dog has been excessively drooling, spiting up mucus, not eating and has a swollen bottom lip. On a normal basis she doesn't drool often. My dad mentioned he had given her a bone around the time these symptoms started (couple days ago). Im thinking it could be Ptyalism or she has an abcess from the bone.. Im not sure, what do i do?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly I don’t know the type of bone given, but dogs should be fed cooked bones (just putting it out there) as they are brittle and may cause puncture injuries to the gastrointestinal tract. Vomiting mucus may be caused by eating a bone especially if a dog isn’t used to them and excessive drooling may be caused by a small foreign body in the mouth like a fragment of bone causing drooling; other conditions like dental disorders and salivary gland disorders may also cause excessive drooling. Swollen lip may be just due to trauma from excitedly eating the bone, if you notice the symptoms don’t improve or you notice something in her mouth (check her mouth) visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Henna
Golden Retriever
9
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Vomited once, several large burps excessive droolin

Our 9 1/2 year old golden yellow lab mix started drooling excessively 3 hours ago with one episode of vomit so far. She still has excessive drooling. I looked in her mouth and saw no foreign object. She is a heavy chewer and loves Nylabones and just decimated one that I had to take from her today. She is soaked from all the drool down her face neck chest and legs. She is trying to hide from me for wiping her face all the time. What can I do for her to help this pass?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Henna has some stomach upset which may be due to the bone she consumed earlier; excess acid in the stomach can lead to excessive salivation and vomiting. Pepcid AC at a dose of 0.25mg/lb may help along with a small portion of food after thirty minutes; these types of episodes usually pass overnight once the stomach has had chance to ‘reset’. If the problem continues, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gus
Pug
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

drooling,

Medication Used

none

My pug just turned 1 year old. Just within the last couple days he has been drooling a lot more then normal. It's all the time and the drool is not foamy. No change in behavior or appetite. Should I take him to the vet? This has been going on for about a week. His entire mouth is soaking wet with drool.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for an increase in salivation including dental problems, foreign bodies and irritants. Have a look inside Gus’s mouth to see if there are any dental anomalies and wash out his mouth thoroughly; but it would be ideal to visit your Veterinarian if the salivation continues. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jackson
French Bulldog
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Drooling

My friend she had surgery 4 weeks ago. Had a spleen and a mass removed. Came back malignant. Today he has been drooling uncontrollably almost the consistency of water. He usually doesn't drool that much. After surgery he has been drinking a lot of water but I'm concerned about the drooling is it related to him having cancer.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I cannot directly connect the salivation with the tumour on the spleen; it may be possible that Jackson is drinking more water but not swallowing most of it which then leaks out causing the watery saliva. There are many causes for excessive drooling in dogs which may include oral irritation, foreign bodies, oral tumours, allergies, medication (check side effects of any medication Jackson may be on), poisoning or systemic disease. Regular x-rays to check Jackson for signs of metastasis may be useful to do as well as regular checks with his Veterinarian to check his progress. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Julie
German Shepherd
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Seperation Anxiety
Dehydration
Sores on her tounge
Drooling
Shallow Rapid Breathing
Fever
Panting drinking water and pacing
Stumbles
won't eat,
Tounge is sticking out of mouth
Seizure
Won't sit or lay down
Pacing back and forth

Medication Used

Ketoprofen
Carprofen

Hi dr, my dog started off with her front left leg being "swollen" the doctor said. And she was limping for about a week and it got bad to a point where she didn't get up at all. We take her to the vet and they give her a shot of ketoprofen 100mg to make he swelling go down. Then they gave us pain meds for her to take. Carprofen tab 100mg. NOW, there's a much different problem with her. The very next day, she had a liquidy pouch under her neck which shes never had before and I was worried. So the next day we decided to take her to a different vet. That day she was actually much much worse. She was foaming at the mouth, Salivating a lot, couldn't breathe so my dad started to blow into her mouth and massage the neck where the liquid pouch was and she would just spit out a lot of saliva. She would not let my dad nor my brother touch her. And she's just been not herself, weird behavior. So from the new clinic they sedated her to see what was wrong but she didn't go to sleep. They gave her another dose and still would not go to sleep. They said she had a bulge in the back of her tounge like she bite her tounge or something maybe that's why she won't eat? And now they are saying it might be a nerological situation with her. She's been having seizures and fevers too and she won't stop pacing and panting. I'm very worried doctor and I would love for a second opinion!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It sounds like Julie is having a bad time at the moment; the bulge at the back of the tongue may be a ranula if it is on the underside. Salivary mucocele may cause fluid accumulation around the throat and neck which can be seen in the link below; there are a few different conditions of the salivary glands which have different treatment. A fine needle aspirate can be a good diagnostic tool to confirm the type of fluid present around the neck; without examining Julie and taking an aspirate, I cannot give you any further advice. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.acvs.org/small-animal/salivary-mucocele

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Max and Boomer
Labrador Retriever
12 and 7
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Drooling

Both of my labs seem to drool excessively during windy days, one of them gets very anxious and cant seem to sit still, the other one gets very close to me and cuddles. I give them benedryl and usually within 30 mins it is gone. Lately it has been happening on non windy days. Are they any side effects to giving the benedryl that might be causing this? It is just odd to me that they both have this problem and usually at the same time.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Benadryl is a human medication which is used extensively and safely in Veterinary Medicine but isn’t licensed for use in animals. Since it isn’t licensed, a full list of side effects specifically in dogs isn’t published by the manufacturer, but reports of vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite, dry mouth (not drooling) and urine retention have been noted. It is important to give dogs only basic Benadryl without any additives, one of the additives may be causing the drooling. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mike
Labrador Retriever
5 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

foaming at the mouth,
drooling,
pain in throat
reddened left eye,
lethargy,
Inability to chew,

Mike has been foaming at the mouth and drooling excessively when he drinks water and when he eats. His left eyes looks kind of baggy and reddened, his lower eye lid looks pulled down. He made no noise/didn't seem to be in pain when I opened his mouth but he doesn't let me look inside. The pain seems to be in his throat but we are not sure. He's also having very bad breath. When he tries to drink water most of it comes back with drooling so he's always drinking water. He seems unable to chew rather swallow the food. But he's yawning without any problem and let us open his jaws. Other than that he's active, looks a little tired but he plays and does everything he usually does with great enthusiasm. No vomiting/any problem with pooping.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Mike has a small foreign body causing irritation, pain, excessive drooling and difficulty swallowing. Other causes may be due to neurological conditions, poisoning, trauma, inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease or toxins. This would be something you would need to visit your Veterinarian about as treatment would be different depending on the underlying condition. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Brady
Mixed
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Ptyalism
Dry Heaving
Excessive Drooling

My mixed breed dog has always had big salivary glands even as puppy. He can drool quite a bit when he's excited or in a high anxiety situation and frankly we just got used to it and always brought a hand towel with us to the dog park to wipe away the drool but today I've noticed he's been drooling a lot more with no additional stimuli. As a result I noticed him dry heaving this morning as if he was going to vomit but nothing came up. He's been eating fine all day and seems to be feeling like his energetic self but whenever he does nap or lay down I notice the carpet/bed/blanket will be extremely wet from his drool. This is a first and I don't know what's going on. I did check his mouth and teeth to make sure there's no obvious abrasions or injuries and I don't see anything. I did notice his right ear was a little smelly so I gave that a cleaning today, really don't know if that has anything to do with anything but he does have the occasional ear infection. Just worried about my pup and I did see salivary glands can be removed from your notes but are there complications post op that can occur with the lack of a salivary gland? Thanks in advance for your help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Some dogs drool which can be exasperated by conformational problems in the mouth (lips allow dribble etc…). An increase in salivation may be dietary, empty stomach, stomach upset, oral irritation (can be allergy or chemical irritation), swallowing difficulties etc… I would keep an eye on Brady for a few days and if the increased salivation continues I would take him to his Veterinarian for an examination as certain salivary gland disorders may cause an increase in salivation; some of which may be medically managed (see link below for an example). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11023129

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Pip
Chihuahua
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Saliva

I have a 8 mnth old Chihuahua/Yorkie mix he has just started having excessive saliva after a bath and a dog treat (which wad quite large and hard), it has been approx 24 hrs. Could this still be teathing or something else.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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By eight months of age all of Pip’s adult teeth should have come through, however issues may be caused by retained teeth which can cause excessive salivation, pain whilst eating and other symptoms. A thorough examination of the mouth is needed to rule out issues and a count of the teeth (42 in total) should be done; other causes of excessive salivation can be from irritation from the shampoo, small foreign bodies, salivary gland disorders among other issues. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.msdvetmanual.com/dog-owners/description-and-physical-characteristics-of-dogs/description-and-physical-characteristics-of-dogs#v3199730

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Grandpa
Pitbull Terrier
7 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

hardly eating dog food
itching and scratching belly
irritated nose mouth legs and belly
swollen crusty eyes
Drooling white foam when eating meat
Drooling

My 7 year old pit bull terrier has had swollen crusty eyes, irritated nose and mouth, irritates s thick white foam coming out of his mouth. I checked on him a half an hour later and the foam was gone and now he just have a lil drool. I have been keeping a close eye on him. I noticed that he has been scratching his belly and hind leg area due to itching. It got to thte point to where I had to go to petsmart to get advice and they told me to give him banadryl and they told me to buy a HOT SPOT itching pet spray which I have been using since 2 days ago. They told me that it sounds like seasonal allergies but I dont know what it could be? We have another dog in the back yard and she is perfectly fine. Could this be rabies, allergies, or do u have any thoughts? I dont know what to do? He eats meat but not too much dog food. He looks weak but a lil more alive then a few days ago.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Allergies are a possibility and are individual to a dog, the other dog not having any symptoms may help to rule out other causes like chemical irritation or parasites (if it was parasites they most likely would both have them). Allergies may be environmental, food or contact; dogs can develop allergies to foods or to items they have eaten or came into contact with their whole life. It would be best to have Grandpa checked by a Veterinarian to see if there is anything else which shows up on a physical examination which may help indicate a cause. Benadryl at a dose of 1mg/lb may be given up to three times per day; also try keeping him indoors for a few days in case the irritation is from something outdoors. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Poe
Poodle
2 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

anorexia
hypersalivation
Depression
Fatigue
Nausea
Vomiting
Lethargy

Medication Used

Maropitant
metronidazole
vitamin B
Tramadol
Phenobarbital

My dog,Poe (3.7 lbs), was healthy for the first year and a half of his life. In February of this year, he began to have sporadic vomiting and was prescribed omeprazole. Then in June he was hospitalized with dehydration, hypoglycemia, low body temperature, abnormal kidney values, and vomiting. From June until now, he's been hospitalized for this same issue 6 times. He responded well to IV fluids and Cerenia. He has had an ultrasound, x-rays, numerous bloodwork-ups, and an endoscopy. His X-rays, bloodwork, and organs all showed as normal with no problems aside from inflammation of the stomach and bowel. An Addison's test was done and it was ruled out. He has had all of his necessary shots/immunizations. He was diagnosed with the Helicobacter infection and treated with antibiotics and antiemetics. They also placed a GI tube for me to give meds and feed him. However, his symptoms of vomiting, excessive salivation, and refusal to eat/drink continued. They then diagnosed him with "Limbic Epilepsy" and put him on Phenobarbital. The symptoms did not subside after Phenobarbital treatment so they added Kepra. The symptoms still did not subside. They then indicated that he had Inflammatory Bowel Disease and put him on Prednisone, Cerenia, Metronidazole, and vitamin B shots. He is also on a bland prescription diet. This did not stop the symptoms and they conducted an emergency salivary gland removal surgery to excise his mandibular salivary glands. They indicated that he is actually diagnosed with Sialadenosis. He improved for one week after the surgery and was eating and drinking on his own with a return to his happy personality. However, he has since regressed and his vomiting and hypersalivation symptoms have returned. The medications that he is currently on have not been able to stop the hypersalivation. He is also refusing to eat or drink at times. Is there any other treatment for Sialadenosis aside from Phenobarbital that can stop these symptoms? What else can I do to stop him from hypersalivating? Nothing is working and I don't want him to die. Please help!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Phenobarbital therapy in cases of sialadenosis is usually sufficient for management, removal of the affected salivary glands affected by sialadenosis is normally curative. If you are still seeing an excessive amount of salivation, then there may be other processes going on which are leading to the salivation which may be metabolic, infectious, neurological, poisoning etc… Further investigation is required. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Goober
Labrador Retriever
8 Years
Moderate condition
3 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive licking
Excessive Drooling

Took Goober for a walk yesterday. After walk we noticed he was licking his lips excessively and drooling excessively. After a while he started licking his front paws. Wife gave him ibuprofen for pain. He woke up and seemed good. I took him for another walk and as soon as we got home he started licking his lips and drooling again. Walk today was in a different area. When we let him out on the back porch he drools and licks the snow.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Please try to avoid giving human ibuprofen to your dog as human formulations are different to Veterinary preparations and there is a risk of toxicity. It is possible that when Goober is out on his walks he comes in to contact with something that is irritating his mucous membranes and his feet. The licking of the snow may be soothing for the irritation in his mouth. Another possible cause may be due to pain, try to play with Goober in the house (I know it is hard with a Labrador) to see if the drooling starts in the comfort of your home. Other general causes may be due to dental disorders, salivary gland disorder, foreign bodies, tumours, allergies or neurological conditions. If the problem persists, an examination of Goober’s mouth as well as a general examination would be useful. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Full Recovery
Treatment Cost: $392.00
Goober had an intestinal virus. He got a shot and three pills. He feels much better now.

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Porkchop
Chihuahua
2 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Saliva

Is it normal for my Chihuahua to have excessive saliva when he's around grassy areas, every now and then he'll get hives too. Its Everytime we take him to the dog park.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It isn’t normal, but may be caused by a grass allergy or a reaction to something else in the environment; I would taken him somewhere else (with grass) to see if the same reaction occurs. When he gets hives like this it is important to bathe him when you get home and you can give Benadryl at a dose of 1mg/lb up to every eight hours. It may be a case of keeping him on the pavement or visiting a sand dog park. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ruby
German Shepherd Dog
10 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Underbite
Excessive Saliva

Ruby has been drooling excessively since we got her as a puppy. Long strands of saliva will seep down her mouth and accumulate on her front legs. Her neck area is soaked 90 percent of the time and it only slightly improves after a bath (drooling will return the next day). Our vet says she could simply be overheated, but she will also drool in the house and during cool weather.

I also noticed that she has an underbite and very loose lips, and she will sometimes choke on her saliva (a coughing and wheezing sound). She's pretty sloppy around the water bowl, too.

Anyway, is the underbite related to the drooling at all? How can we correct these problems?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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As I started to read your question I was going to ask if Ruby has an over/underbite or any other confirmation disorder which may include issues with the jaw or lips; also dental issues may also cause an increase in salivation. I would suggest visiting a Veterinary Dentist or a board certified Veterinary Surgeon to examine Ruby. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Milo
Goldendoodle
5 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Vomiting

This morning my 5 month old dog threw up immediately after waking up. It was bile so I thought it was fine. But since then he has been drooling excessively when I have never seen him drool before. I'm wondering if this may have something to do with him missing my mom who is out of town and he normally spends all of his time with or if he got into a chemical or something when visiting my house yesterday. I have to watch him for the next week and don't know if I should take him to the vet...

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Drooling may be caused by stomach disorders, irritation from chemicals, dental disorders, oral foreign bodies or salivary disorders; rinse out Milo’s mouth with warm water and check inside for any dental issues, also try giving him a meal before bed so that his stomach isn’t empty when he wakes up. Stress may cause vomiting so it is important to calm him with plenty of care, if this continues visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Peaches
Labrador Retriever
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

Medication Used

none

Today I saw Peaches was drooling out of one side of her mouth, with not the normal consistency that it is when she sees a dog treat we would give her. We went to our grandparents house where she might have eaten some acorns and chewed on some sticks, but that was last Saturday (the 26th of November). If you look at her face it's coming from the left side. She doesn't seem to even know it's happening, she just goes about her business with all this. Not sure if you need this info but she gets Pink Salmon usually every day with her dinner, we have been doing this for a while and this never happened before.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Firstly, pink salmon is fine as long as it is cooked or canned, raw salmon opens the doors to salmon poisoning (which is actually a parasite). There are a variety of reasons why a dog salivates excessively, these include oral irritation, poisoning, neurological disease, metabolic disease, salivary gland disorders and mouth conditions (tumours, dental issues etc…). The primary cause needs to be identified for treatment to begin (if necessary). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gypsy
Chinese Crestesed
15 Weeks
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My dog is a 16 week old Chinese Crested. Upon arriving home, upon arriving home I noticed that my puppy was drooling severely. I am aware that some crested‘s have dental problems but I have not noticed anything else in the way of dental issues with her. She has not been out of her crate unsupervised in order to get anything foreign. Does this warrant an emergency vet trip or should we wait and see?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for drooling in dogs which include dental issues, oral irritation, foreign bodies, salivary gland disorders, infections among other causes; I would rinse out Gypsy’s mouth thoroughly and keep an eye on her, if the drooling continues I would take her into your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Jack
Chihuahua
10
Moderate condition
2 found helpful
Moderate condition

Our dog has been on Gambepentin for about 3 months due to a disk displacement in his neck that causes pain and screaming, but is controlled with the meds. Last night stringy drool appeared out of both sides of his mouth and his eyes were watering. It was last so we went to the 24-hr vet who wanted to run $1300 worth of tests. Our own vet is not open till Monday and I have jury duty all next week. Does this sound serious? Can it wait till after my jury duty?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Drooling may be a response to pain which could be caused by the disk in neck; but it may also be caused by gastrointestinal upset, allergies, dental disorders, poisoning, chemical irritation, salivary gland disorders among other causes. If there are no other symptoms, I would keep an eye on Jack for the time being but if it gets worse or you notice other symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian on Monday. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Eden
Boxer
3 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

none

I have 3 year old boxer and she is not a drooler normally. But today she is drooling like you turned on the water works. She is up to date on all shots and her last dental work was 6 months ago. I have looked in her mouth and I don't see anything in her teeth or cuts. Why would this start so rapidly?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for drooling or excessive salivation by dogs which may include poisoning/irritation, salivary gland disorders, dental disorders, oral foreign bodies, nausea among other disorders; a thorough examination is required but it is always useful to try and rinse out the mouth as much as possible in case it is due to irritation from something being licked. Visit your Veterinarian if it continues. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Rejino
Labrador
One year 11 months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My dog(Labrador) has recently delivered 7 puppies and the puppies are healthy. My dog is very active and playfull. After a month (after delivery) she seems to be moody. She is drooling often like now and then. She even started vomiting after eating her meals. her motion is very liquid (diarrhea). She even hurted her front left leg where there is small bruise in between her fingers. Her bruise, it is in red colour and it seems to be like a bulb but minute. She feels pain when we touch.

Seeing her like this makes me worried. Can you please suggest what is the problem and what care should I take for her?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The moody behaviour may be due to hormonal changes after whelping, whist the vomiting and diarrhoea may or not be related to whelping and nursing; you should have her checked over by your Veterinarian as dietary issues, low calcium (normally see twitching or other symptoms), infections, parasites among other issues; the lump between the digits may be due to a small foreign body, injury or excessive licking. Without examining her, I cannot give you any specific advice so I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian especially if she is still nursing. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Yuma
Rotweiler
8 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

no drool

Our dog is having difficulty getting up and we noticed that he is actually not drooling. He's a very drooly dog usually. This has us very concerned.What can cause this in dogs?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure if you are asking about Yuma having difficulty getting up, or not drooling? His difficulty getting up might be due to aging changes, arthritis, or nerve problems... his lack of drool might be normal for him, or may indicate dehydration or nerve dysfunction. Without seeing him, I'm not sure what might be causing his signs, but it would be a great idea to have him seen by your veterinarian, as they can assess him and let you know more what might be happening and what treatments might be needed. I hope that everything goes well.

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lily
Boxer / fox hound
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

i was told by my dogs vet that as a boxer mix, it was normal for her to vomit a bit more than “average” being a boxer breed. over the past handful of days she has vomited twice, and tonight she randomly she began drooling. she is still acting like herself, doesnt act like anything is bothering her when i touch her belly or mouth or anything. she’s eating and drinking as usual, but she is drooling excessively to the point where her mouth is extremely wet after a few hours now. she has allergies so she gets benadryl, so i gave that to her hoping maybe something bit her outside but it doesn’t seem to be making any difference.

i’ve had a dog in the past who passed away from lymphoma and it began with drooling so i am begin extremely paranoid and my mind will not stop racing. please help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Drooling is a very vague symptom and may be due to numerous different conditions which may include dental disorders, acid reflux, pharyngeal disorders, salivary gland disorders, tumours, oral foreign bodies among other causes. You should think about feeding Lily smaller meals more often to see if that helps with the vomiting or drooling, but due to the range of possible causes I cannot say any particular cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisy
Labrador Retriever
1.5 years
Mild condition
4 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My lab has always just drooled a lot, since she was a baby. We did recently have to put her on prion due to mild urinary incontinence. Is there any relation to the 2?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Ptyalism (excessive drooling) in dogs may be caused by numerous different factors including foreign bodies, oral irritation (from toxins, poisons, plants etc…), kidney disease, salivary gland abnormalities, tumours, gastricoesophageal reflux, ulcers, neurological disorders, infections, or conformational defects. The side effects of Prion (Phenylpropanolamine) are irritability, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, and loss of appetite; Ptyalism isn’t listed as a side effect. It is possible that Daisy has a conformational defect of the lips causing saliva to leak out, for life long cases of Ptyalism this is the most common cause. Obviously if the cause is due to a treatable condition, then the Ptyalism should resolve after successful treatment. Next time you visit your Veterinarian for shots discuss the different causes of Ptyalism with them to see the underlying cause of Daisy’s problem. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

Hi, mi Boston terrire Judy stared exesively salivating from the right side of his mouth, he's acting and eating compleatly normal no sighn of pain or anything stuck inside his mouth. What could it be?

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No name
street dog
12 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Saliva

There is a street dog which lives infront of my house.From many days he is drooling too much saliva but he is eating and is normal but drooling is excessive.Is there any possibility of disease?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. WIthout seeing this dog, I'm not sure what is wrong with him, but he might have dental disease or an oral problem that is causing that drooling. If you are able to take him to a veterinarian and have him examined, they may be able to do something to make him comfortable. If he is eating and drinking and acting normally, Rabies is less likely, but it would be a good idea to avoid being bitten by him.

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Matia
Border collie / lab / other mix
13 Years
Moderate condition
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My old doggie has started to drool excessively at night, leaving big patches of liquid wherever she sleeps. We have also noticed she is drinking a lot more than usual. Otherwise she seems happy and healthy, eating heartily and has plenty of energy. Her teeth are quite worn down from all the sticks she has chewed throughout her life but she has no bad breath. She doesn't seem to drool much during the day. She has always been very anxious about trips to the vet, so we try to minimize visits.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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In a dog Matia’s age, my first assumption would be to check her teeth, many times cases like this will involve some dental disorder or a small foreign object irritating the gums; other causes may be due to infections, trauma, salivary gland issues, poisoning, chemical irritation among other causes. You should try to look in Matia’s mouth yourself, but ideally you should see your Veterinarian regardless of the stress to give her a thorough examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Caffrey
German Shepherd
6 Years
Mild condition
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After a trauma at home, my 6yr old has started drooling and bolting his food and vomiting.i can't see anything in his mouth or feel anything stuck in his throat, he eats treats fine no problems there?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without knowing more about what kind of 'trauma', or being able to see Caffrey, I can' t comment on what might be the cause of the drooling and vomiting. It would be best to have him examined by your veterinarian, as they are trained to assess injury, and can take x-rays if needed. I hope that he does well.

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Karakiz
Labrador Retriever
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My dog has just started drooling today. She hardly ever drools and she was licking her lips and such and now she’s just drooling and it’s turning into foam. Should she see a vet? She’s acting normal, eating, goes to the bathroom fine. And she’s drinking water

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Since the drooling is a new behavior, and seems to be quite dramatic, it would be a good idea to have her seen by your veterinarian. She may have a problem with her teeth, or her mouth, that needs to be diagnosed and treated. Your veterinarian will be able to examine her and make sure that all is well, or offer treatment if needed.

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Cheyenne
Pit bull
12 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Behavior Changes
Drooling

I am unsure if I should bring my dog into the vet. She is 12 years old (our best guess) and recently started drooling. Not like nasty messy lots of drool but she's never drooled before. She will for treats but lately there is no cause for it. My other dog also recently developed an obsession for licking and licking and licking and licking- you get the point- her in the face. The licking started way before the drooling. The otherf dig is maybe 9 and has never licked her like this before.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Cheyenne should be seen by her veterinarian, yes. She may have dental disease or another abnormality in her mouth that is causing the drooling, as well as the increased interest by your other dog. Your veterinarian will be able to assess her, look at her mouth, and recommend any testing or treatment that might be necessary.

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Rusty
Labrador
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Salivation
Mouth Salivation

My chocolate lab has been excessively drooling on occasions for over a year now. We haven't been able to determine why exactly, but it happens when he runs around (playing chase with our other dog or fetching), even when he's left outside for a long time, which he could be running around at that time. I took him to the vet last year and got no answers. His drool/saliva is runny, he saturates whatever he's laying on, and even himself trying to get rid of it. It smells a little and seems like his stomach might be upset as he burps and then groans. We've tried giving him probiotic tummy treats, which almost never help, and mint leaves which kind of help. I'm hoping you might have some answers! The vet said they'd need him to stay there for observation, but it doesn't really happen on command, so I don't think that would work.

Thank you for your time!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for an excessive amount of saliva production; in some cases there is actually nothing medically wrong like in cases where a dog is panting after exercise they may produce more saliva than normal. Other causes of an increase in salivation may include oral pain (dental disorders), foreign objects, salivary gland disorders, stress, excitement, poisoning among other causes. A thorough examination is required, but if it occurs during outdoor activities I would say it is just from excitement or panting; but without examining him or trying to replicate the problem I cannot be certain. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisey
Shih Tzu
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive drool,lethargic, vomiting

A month and a half ago our family adopted a Shih Tzu from a local rescue. They said she was 6-7 yrs old, tracing back previous vet records she is more likely 9-10. When we got her, she had some skin redness and her eyes were also a bit red. Rescue suggested it was due to improper hygiene as the previous owner was elderly and unable to care for her. They gave her a bath, microchipped her and gave her vaccinations. After two days she went downhill. She was lethargic and would not eat or drink and was drooling and vomiting. Brought her to our vet after extensive testing and time spent at the veterinary hospital we still have no diagnosis or real treatment plan. She was x-rayed, scoped and had multiple rounds of bloodwork done. Obstruction and cancer were ruled out. Her WBC count was elevated So she was started on antibiotics, an antiemetic, Pepcid, pain meds and an anti-inflammatory. She improved. For a week or two we had an energetic little dog running around the house, she was eating well, put on weight even started stealing food from our other dog. She then started to decline again and her WBC count was slightly elevated but still WNL. Vet decided to go with a longer duration antibiotic she rallied again. She is still on antibiotics but symptoms are returning.
Presently she is eating though appetite decreased. She is eating canned food mixed with water. Did find her today eating some dry food out of our other dog’s bowl.
Drooling and has vomited three times today. Vomit is frothy white and yellow with little to no food in it. Bowel and bladder functions normal
Lethargic, asleep most of the day. Periodically chatters her teeth and stiffens her neck and retracts her head.
Slight enlargement of submandibular glands, salivary?
Still wagging her tail when you say her name and wants to be close to family members.
We don’t know what to do for her. Our vet is scratching his head and says he had no idea what the problem is. If she hadn’t come around and appeared perfectly healthy for around two weeks I would assume she was not going to make it. We are thousands of dollars into trying to help her. Not worried about the financials but we don’t know what is wrong with her. We want to give her a chance if she does have one. Any advice is desperately appreciated.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Unfortunately, without being able to examine Daisey, or know more about her lab work, I have a hard time commenting on what might be going on, though I can see that you really do want to help her. It might be best at this point to get a referral to a specialist, as your veterinarian seems not sure on the next step, or what might be going on. Sometimes a specialist is able to see minute things that the rest of us do not. I hope that she is okay, and she is lucky to have you.

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Abbie
Tibetan Terrier
8 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Change in personality, acting needy
Excessive drooling, excesive hunger
Excessive drooling, e

My eight year old Tibetan Terrier has been drooling excessively for two days. She has also experienced excessive hunger and has been very needy, following everyone around, looking somewhat guilty.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. It would probably be best to have Abbie examined by a veterinarian. She may have an oral or dental problem, or may have a systemic disease. Your veterinarian will be able to give her a good exam, check her mouth, and recommend any lab work that might be necessary. I hope that all goes well for her!

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Naipol
American bully
2 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Ptyalism

My puppy(american bully) is 2.5 month.When he eating he has saliva too much and very sticky.He look difficulty swallow.I met the Vet but still dont know the cause.sometimes he was breathless but the lung is good by the x-rays.
anything else can the cause of very sticky?

Thnaks.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Naipol or knowing more about his situation, I have a hard time commenting on what might be causing him to have thick saliva, whether it is normal for him, or whether he has a problem. Since you have recently seen your veteirnarian, it would be bessts to follow up with them, and ask what might be the problem, or what treatment might be necessary.

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Max
Rottweiler
6 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Mouth Salivation

My dog was fine one minute then he just started drooling alot and he doesnt have anything stuck in his month

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive saliva production may be caused by a few different causes: choking by foreign body, irritation to the mouth by toxins, poisons (cleaning products, plants), disease, trauma, metabolic disease, neurological disease, pharyngeal tumours and inflammation of the salivary glands. Monitor Max, watch to see if the drooling subsides; if it continues for more than a few hours, I would recommend visiting your Veterinarian in the morning to determine the cause of the excessive drooling. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Daisy
Pomeranian
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

My female Pomeranian dog started breathing in an unusual way . After a few minutes she started drooling and excessive saliva was seen with foam around her mouth area! She committed all what she had eaten and also pooped ! Her poop was normal . What can be the cause ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Thank you for your question. Foaming of the mouth is usually caused by respiratory or gastrointestinal distress. If she was having difficulty breathing before the foam, it is possible that the respiratory tract is the source of the foam; this could be due to infection or an irritant. When there is irritation to the respiratory tract the dog will breathe more or pant as well as producing more fluids in the tract to help expel the irritant, occasionally this may make foam. Monitor Daisy for a few hours, if she doesn’t improve or gets worse, visit your local Veterinarian immediately. Dr Callum Turner DVM

Yes it has removed my doubts
to an extents.

My dog has been licking her lips a bunch and is drooling excessively.What would this be from or come from?

Some body please suggest me how to first aid cure to my dog for food bait. And I don't know which poison is used in food bait.

In front of my house main gate their is a little street dog. He is a male dog. He is of little age. From 2 days he is not eating anything and saliva is coming out from his mouth and sometimes he vomits and a green darkish coloured liquid comes out and starts coughing. His lips has became red and saliva is always sticked at side of his lips...He is not eating anything. He will die sir. Please help!! please help!! please help!! please help!! please help!!

I have a 10 day new born puppy , she won't open her mouth to eat and her mouth is wet full of saliva

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Bocephus (Bo)
Bulloxer
4 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Clearing throat
Licking paws
Seizures
Sneezing

Medication Used

N/A

I have an American bull dog and pitbull mix he had what I think was a seizure 2 days ago and today he had been non-stop licking his paws which he never does like he is now then when I come home he sleeps on his own couch and his pillow is soaked in drool. He don't drool allot at all. Before his seizure he started to use his front paws to dig at his nose then he started to cry in pain and began to have a seizure he stopped breathing for a couple seconds I press down on his rib cage and pretty much brought him back. After he gets done licking his paws for the moment he starts to cough or weeze like clear his throat. He is due for his rabies shot in August. I have a picture of the drool marks on his pillow if I can send it some how I will plz help if I don't hear something back from you before Monday he will be going to the vet thankyou, sincerely -
Bocephus (Bo) & Jacob Powers

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Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that Bo is having these problems. Without being able to examine him, assess his neurologic status, and look in his mouth, I'm not sure that I can provide much insight into what might be going on with him - I do think a visit to your veterinarian is a good idea, as you have mentioned. They will be able to assess his general health and try to determine what might be happening with these various problems that he is having. If he continues to seizure or has any more episodes like the one you describe where he stopped breathing, it may be a good idea to have him seen on emergency today. I hope that he is okay.

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Reggie
English Bulldog
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Saliva
Mouth Salivation
Licking

I own an English Bulldog and at very random times he will start drooling excessively.

No other symptoms of discomfort. He is playful, has an appetite, and his normal self.

What could be the cause of this and is there anyway to control it?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Intermittent signs of excessive salivation may be attributable to acid reflux or irritation from eating (or licking) something like a plant; other causes may be due to dental disorders, oral injuries, salivary gland disorders, mouth confirmation (shape of lips allow drainage of saliva) among other causes. You should visit your Veterinarian, but without the salivation occurring it may be difficult to determine a cause; try to monitor any behaviour and the last time Reggie ate when he has an episode to try to understand it better. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Waldo
Schnoodle
2 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Drooling

Our 1 1/2 year old Schnoodle has suddenly started to drool more than usual. We found a puddle of saliva where he was laying, and his bed is wet. The saliva seems thicker than usual but he shows no signs of irritation around his mouth. He is his normal self. What could be causing this?

Thank you so much for your reply.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for excessive salivation or drooling which may include dental disorders, oral injury, foreign objects, acid reflux, salivary gland disorders, mouth confirmation among others; without examining Waldo I cannot say what the specific cause is, try brushing his teeth regularly and ensure that he is eating normal food appropriate for breed and age. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ebony
Labrador Retriever
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Saliva

Hi, My one year old Labrador suddenly died without any indication of disease. I found her laying down as if asleep but with excessive drooling under her head and torso. I had her on a leash when I couldn't keep an eye on her since she was prone to eating everything around her and I was worried she would eat something toxic so her leash didn't reach the ground. I know this wasn't good but I was trying to keep her safe. Now I simply would like to know if the drool means she had a seizure or if she fell asleep and suffocated with the leash. She never used to drool too much and a vet check 1 week prior her death said she was healthy except for a spot (like 1 inch in diameter) full of stagnated blood close to her hip that the vet couldn't find the source of but said was from either an impact or a bee sting. The vet drained the spot and gave her meds to help her drain the rest but 1 week later I found her that way
She had also been randomly coughing/gasping slightly for a couple of weeks but the vet didn't find any indication of disease.
Can you help me understand why she died?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without having seen Ebony, I don't have any way of determining how she died, but I genuinely hope that she didn't strangle to death, as that would be a terrible way to die. If you didn't find the leash around her neck, it is unlikely that that was the cause of death. She may have had a foreign body, heartworm disease, heart or lung disease, or a toxin. I'm sorry for your loss.

Thank you, she was such a sweet girl. Correct, the leash wasn't tangled around her collar but holding her head a few inches above the ground since that was my attempt at preventing her from eating something dangerous while I wasn't watching
Her body looked relaxed and there was no blood or feces anywhere, only the copious amounts of drool around her... I just hope she didn't suffer

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Captain
Goldendoodle
11 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive drooling, lethargy, fever

Our golden doodle who is almost a year old old started excessively drooling a few days ago. Leaving puddles of drool while sleeping. He is still eating and drinking fine. Seems more lethargic than usual. Took him to vet and he was also running fever. We did an x ray that showed inflammation in stomach but no blockage or foreign object. His ears are infected as well. (He is prone to smelly eats and infections) He is on antibiotics and an anti inflammatory but has not improved. Are tox screens always accurate? And is there a possibility a foreign object wouldn't show up on X-ray. He tries to eat everything! Most puppy toys he manages to break and tear apart. He had recently tore apart a rope ball and could have ingested a lot of that material. One other thing to add is a few times last week he clumsily fell off couch while sleeping. Wondering if balance is also off.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure what lab work was run when you are asking about 'tox screens', as there aren't common tests to test for toxins - we often go on clinical signs and basic lab work for those if there is a possibility that he did eat anything toxic. If he had screening labwork, that is fairly accurate for any organ damage. Some foreign objects don't show up on x-rays, things like socks or soft items, but there is usually a pattern in the intestines that alerts us to a potential problem. Sometimes, a barium contrast series is needed to fully evaluate the GI tract if there is a question, and an 11 month old Golden Doodle is a highly suspicious dog for a foreign body, I agree with you! If Captain isn't improving on his current medications, it would be a good idea to have him re-evaluated, and possibly a follow up x-ray taken, to make sure that there are no foreign objects to worry about. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Lilly
Golden Retriever
4 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Saliva

My dog caught a mouse the other day and a couple days later she started to drool when I gave her a milkbone. She still eats but she eats a little fast and she will start coughing up her food but she never vomits. Is this normal after catches a mouse.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It isn’t typical to have an increase in salivation after eating a mouse, the increase in salivation may be attributable to a few different causes (some related to the mouse ingestion) which include stomach upset, dental issues, oral trauma, foreign objects among other causes. Rinse out Lilly’s mouth thoroughly to remove anything possibly irritating the mouth, if there is no improvement over the next day or two pop into your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Egypt
Pit bull
5 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Licking

Hi my dog recently starts licking anything the floor anything she sees, like crazy, small saliva comes out her mouth under her chin. What do you think it is gas because she only eats two times a day due to her diabetic or attention. She drinks very small amount of water now too

Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Egypt or knowing more about her health conditions, I have a hard time commenting on why she may be having this behavior. It may be a sign of nervousness, or dental or mouth pain or disease. Since I can't see her, it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian to have an examination, as they can see her and determine whether or not she has a problem. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Macie
Golden Retriever
6 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Diarrhea
Excessive Saliva

My dog has been having diarrhea for a while now, atleast over a week. At first I thought she ate something bad but I’m starting to think she may have a sensitive stomach. She just recently started excessively drooling all the time even when she is not doing anything and I’m wondering if those two correlate. She isn’t acting fatigue or any different so I’m not sure what to do because last time I took her to the vet for diarrhea they just said she probably ate something bad. Please help!

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The diarrhea and the drooling may be related, as that can sometimes be caused by nausea. It is very common for puppies to eat things that they aren't supposed to, and are also prone to parasites, Since Macie seems to be having these signs together, it would be a good idea to have her seen by your veterinarian, as they can give her medication to help with this diarrhea.

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daisy
Labradoodle
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Mobility issues
Excessive Saliva
No eating

So i have this puppy she is 4 months 0ld. She is a labrador mix (not sure of the other breed) but they said she is a labradoodle. a few days ago she was a little weak didnt eat alot. today she was drooling alot out of no where. she refuses to eat. Barely walks or stands. She is always near out garden cause of the soil, but we have a little kiddie pool for her and she doesnt get on it anymore. She barely drinks and doesnt want to eat anything. our other dog is normal only she is acting really strange.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive salivation and loss of appetite may be due to several causes including dental disorders, oral foreign objects, trauma to the mouth, nausea, poisoning among many other conditions; you should try to encourage Daisy to eat boiled chicken and rice to see if she will eat and keep it down, also check inside the mouth for any injuries or dental issues. If you don’t see any improvement you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Shelby
Standard Poodle
10 Months
Moderate condition
1 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Drooling

Sudden onset of excessive drooling. I woke up yesterday morning to my 10 month old standard poodle jaw soaked with drool. This happened again yesterday evening after sleep/rest for 3 hours, and again this morning I found her in the same state. Her eating, drinking, sleep habits, and play are normal. I have examined her mouth, gums, glands and find nothing out of the ordinary. I'm thinking maybe the landscappers treated the park area where we play with a chemical that has irrated her. There is no vomit, no foaming. Like I said, everything else is normal.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Drooling like that typically happens when dogs are scared, nervous, or nauseous. If she seems fine otherwise, you may be okay to monitor her, and see if it is due to an irritant on the lawn. If it doesn't improve, or she stops eating or becomes lethargic, it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian to see if anything else is going on.

Thanks Dr. King. I did monitor her. I tried a couple of things - gave her a recommended dose of Pepcid AC the 1st night and that didn't really seem to do anything. The same day I sent this message, I started giving her the recommended dose of Benadryl. The drool went from excessive to just a little. I did this for a couple of days while monitoring her and as of today (6 days later from onset), she is back to normal.

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Bleu
French Bulldog
7 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Excessive Saliva

Hello,

My dog has been having excessive saliva when he sleeps and leaves a puddle. He also has clear saliva hanging from his mouth when he is sitting. He has a slight loss of appetite and just got neutered two weeks ago. What is wrong with him?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for excessive salivation in dogs which may include dental disorders (retained teeth especially at this age), small foreign objects, oral trauma, nausea, poisoning among many other conditions; without examining Bleu I cannot say for certain what the specific cause is, try to look in the mouth for any issues with the teeth and rinse the mouth out. If you cannot find a cause, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kalu
Stray
7 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Not drinking water
Fever
always wants to go out
Drooling saliva

Hi,

My Dog is a India Stray dog breed

Since 3 days he is drooling saliva and has fever
he is eating chicken and Rice boiled,milk with rice
Not drinking water

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Cooper
Dog
8 Months
Serious
Has Symptoms
Mouth Salivation
My 8 month old Maltese stopped eating well a week ago. Loss in appetite began. Last night he chewed on a lamb bone and began salivating when I took it away and it hasn't stopped. His face is soaked all the time. The doctor gave him a check up and said he was fine, but he's not. How long will his loss of appetite continue and how long will he keep salivating? I'm very concerned.