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QUICK health question: Help please?

Post by KiMbEr » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00



Any idea why my dog would be having veryvery heavy slobbering?  He is
salivating so bad that his whole neck and mouth are just soaked, as well as
his blanket...    Is this something I should call my vet about?   He has not
had access to anything poison or anything like that....     Any ideas??

Thanks
KIm
(the new puppy owner 3mos)
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Post by Brandy Burton-Taranti » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>Any idea why my dog would be having veryvery heavy slobbering?  He is
>salivating so bad that his whole neck and mouth are just soaked, as well as
>his blanket...    Is this something I should call my vet about?   He has not
>had access to anything poison or anything like that....     Any ideas??

    Well....he's had access to *something* that didn't agree with him.  
Perhaps a new food, perhaps swallowed part of a toy, ate too much
grass, a belly full of slugs (my Labs favorite trick as youngsters--YUCK!)?  
Heavy duty salivation like that is usually a predecessor to puking.
If there's no other bad signs at this point you might just wait a while
and see if he throws up whatever is causing the upset.

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Post by LEHung » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00


And if he doesn't toss it up in the next twenty to thirty minutes, I would give
the vet a jingle, or head for the ipecac, or both.  Then again.....he could be
obstructed....

ttfn......
Linda H. and the Route 66 pack

 
 
 

QUICK health question: Help please?

Post by KiMbEr » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00




Quote:


>>Any idea why my dog would be having veryvery heavy slobbering?  He is
>>salivating so bad that his whole neck and mouth are just soaked, as
>>well as his blanket...    Is this something I should call my vet about?
>>  He has not had access to anything poison or anything like that....  
>> Any ideas??

>    Well....he's had access to *something* that didn't agree with him.  
>Perhaps a new food, perhaps swallowed part of a toy, ate too much
>grass, a belly full of slugs (my Labs favorite trick as youngsters-
>-YUCK!)?  Heavy duty salivation like that is usually a predecessor to
>puking. If there's no other bad signs at this point you might just wait
>a while and see if he throws up whatever is causing the upset.

>- SnoLine / Schneegrenze                    Brandy Burton-Tarantino -
>- German Shepherds and Labrador Retrievers                          -
>-http://www.premier1.net/~snoline & http://www.premier1.net/~visions-

Thanks so much for replying! :)  I called my vet just as a precaution..
at first she said just to watch him and see if he vomitted etc..   Well,
he never vomitted.. just kept salivating..  so bad that it required a
bath.. My vet called to check on him about an hour later and he was still
salivating..  I told her that there was a "U" shaped red mark on his
belly..  she thought perhaps it was a bite of some sort and said to give
him benadryl...    Well, now he is out like a light because of the
benadryl..    

i am soo worried about him..   i know that he needs his sleep, but I am
almost afraid to let him close his eyes..    

If he is still doign this in the morning I am going to take him in for a
checkup..

:)

Anyone had this happen before?  Heavy salivation without vomitting?
Thanks
Kim

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Post by barr » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
> Any idea why my dog would be having veryvery heavy slobbering?  He is
> salivating so bad that his whole neck and mouth are just soaked, as well as
> his blanket...    Is this something I should call my vet about?   He has not
> had access to anything poison or anything like that....     Any ideas??

> Thanks
> KIm
> (the new puppy owner 3mos)

        When I lived out west my Beagle,who was a pretty smart dog in most
ways,would constantly find Black Widow spiders and get bit by them.There
was a lot of swelling,his head would blow up like a balloon!I had to take
him to the vet,and he'd get a shot of something,I'd take him home and it
took a day or so to get back to his usual pain in the ***self.
    Then again,my dog that died in March drooled like you describe when
he was teething...

                                            Barry

 
 
 

QUICK health question: Help please?

Post by KiMbEr » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00




Quote:


>> Any idea why my dog would be having veryvery heavy slobbering?  He is
>> salivating so bad that his whole neck and mouth are just soaked, as
>> well as his blanket...    Is this something I should call my vet
>> about?   He has not had access to anything poison or anything like
>> that....     Any ideas??

>> Thanks
>> KIm
>> (the new puppy owner 3mos)

>     When I lived out west my Beagle,who was a pretty smart dog in most
>ways,would constantly find Black Widow spiders and get bit by them.There
>was a lot of swelling,his head would blow up like a balloon!I had to
>take him to the vet,and he'd get a shot of something,I'd take him home
>and it took a day or so to get back to his usual pain in the ***self.
>    Then again,my dog that died in March drooled like you describe when
>he was teething...

>                                            Barry

I live in KY..   had never seen a black widow (in person) before until
last week..  i was pulling up some flowers from the spring and one
crawled right out onto the porch..  (a big one)   I hope he didnt attempt
to eat one of those...    

My dog is still drooling buckets..  we are on our way to the vet in a few
minutes...   I really hope that it is teething that is causing this...  
I just never realized a dog could produce so much saliva...   he is
soaking wet right now from it..   his whole front side is just a mess..  
hopefully they can do something for us at the vet.. :)

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Post by KiMbEr » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00


quick update on Dave...

I took him to the vet this morning and they said that his esophagus was a
bit swollen...    They are keeping him for the day to watch...  and are
going to give him 'atropine'...   i think that is what they called it...
(not sure though)  they said it would help dry up the drooling...      The
swollen esophagus probably indicates something stuck in his throat...    
they said that the extra saliva is produced as a reaction to it...        
He will also probalby have to be sedated in order to check his throat
because he is not very cooperative....       They are going to call me
later this afternoon and let me know what they find..

:)
Kim
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Post by buglad » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Boy howdy, good thing you went to vet!  If his esophogus had gotten too
swollen his air could  have been cut off.  Please post back in this thread
and let us know how he's doing?  Is he a lab?  <g>

buglady
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Quote:

>quick update on Dave...

>I took him to the vet this morning and they said that his esophagus was a
>bit swollen...    They are keeping him for the day to watch...  and are
>going to give him 'atropine'...   i think that is what they called it...
>(not sure though)  they said it would help dry up the drooling...      The
>swollen esophagus probably indicates something stuck in his throat...
>they said that the extra saliva is produced as a reaction to it...
>He will also probalby have to be sedated in order to check his throat
>because he is not very cooperative....       They are going to call me
>later this afternoon and let me know what they find..

 
 
 

QUICK health question: Help please?

Post by KiMbEr » Tue, 23 Nov 1999 04:00:00




Quote:
>Boy howdy, good thing you went to vet!  If his esophogus had gotten too
>swollen his air could  have been cut off.  Please post back in this
>thread and let us know how he's doing?  Is he a lab?  <g>

>buglady
>take out the dog before replying


>>quick update on Dave...

>>I took him to the vet this morning and they said that his esophagus was
>>a bit swollen...    They are keeping him for the day to watch...  and
>>are going to give him 'atropine'...   i think that is what they called
>>it... (not sure though)  they said it would help dry up the drooling...
>>     The swollen esophagus probably indicates something stuck in his
>>throat... they said that the extra saliva is produced as a reaction to
>>it... He will also probalby have to be sedated in order to check his
>>throat because he is not very cooperative....       They are going to
>>call me later this afternoon and let me know what they find..

Well, good news!!  I just called the vet and they said that he has
stopped his drooling and that he appears to be doing just fine now.  
They sedated him and checked his esophagus...  they found nothing, so
that is good news.  They think that he must have bit a frog or something
of that nature and had a reaction to the secretion..   who knows though,
I guess it could have been anything..   The good news is that he is
acting normal and he is eating with no problem..  and he is no longer
drooling like a grizzlybear!

I am getting ready to go pick him up injust a moment..   does anyone know
anythign about atropine??  i wonder if it has any sort of side effects?
i sure hope not...  

Wish me luck..
Kim

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Post by buglad » Wed, 24 Nov 1999 04:00:00


Go here:  http://www.hopepharm.com/saltropine/  Also click on prescribing
information for info on complications and contraindications.

Glad it all worked out OK!

buglady
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Quote:

>I am getting ready to go pick him up injust a moment..   does anyone know
>anythign about atropine??  i wonder if it has any sort of side effects?
>i sure hope not...