Q. He has been excessively drooling

Fri, Dec 16, 2022

I adopted my dog in may from a local shelter. He is all updated on his shots and has been healthy and happy ever since I got him.. today I noticed this morning he was excessively drooling and his chin was soaked.. He’s never had this problem I’m not sure what it means. I did notice this chip in his tooth though. Please help I’m worried about my fur baby 🥺

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Thank you for using our service. Excessive drooling in dogs can be caused by several different things, including dental problems, foreign bodies in the mouth or throat, respiratory issues, gastrointestinal problems, and poisoning. It is important to identify the underlying cause of the drooling in order to properly treat it.

If you have noticed a chip in your dog's tooth, this could be a possible cause of the drooling. Dental problems such as tooth fractures or abscesses can cause pain and discomfort, leading to increased salivation. It is important to have your dog's dental health evaluated by a veterinarian as soon as possible in order to determine the cause of the drooling and to determine the best course of treatment.

If you have any additional concerns about your dog's health or if the drooling persists despite efforts to address any dental issues, it is important to consult a veterinarian. They will be able to perform a thorough examination and diagnose the cause of the drooling, and recommend the appropriate treatment.

If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.