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Q. Dog has dry mouth

A. A dry mouth is indicative of dehydration, reduced saliva production being very rare in dogs. There are many causes of dehydration but once it has progressed to the stage of producing a dry mouth it is unlikely he will willing drink enough to restore the balance and it would be important to investigate the underlying cause of fluid loss such as kidney or gastrointestinal disease. You can offer pedialyte/pint water + spoon salt + spoon sugar to help to restore the balance but I would advise getting him seen by a vet today

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LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA

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