breed

Q. Is there any medication that can control drooling in a dog? The excessive saliva is not letting him eat - my Lab has squamous cell carcinoma.

A. It is necessary to know the root of the problem to understand how to stop it. If the drooling is caused by the squamous cell carcinoma (where is it?) is going to be quite difficult to stop it with medications. The drooling may be caused by pain or discomfort so pain killers and antiinflammatories may help him.

I am happy to try to give you more helpful informations if you post on the forum more clinical informations (especially related to the tumor) or require a consultation.

Otherwise I would recommend to take him to your veterinarian for a check up and appropriate treatment.

Answered By
DR. MASSIMO ORIOLES, DVM, MRCVS



Related Questions

Related Articles


Parasite Drug (Ivermectin) Poisoning in Dogs

Ivermectin Toxicity in Dogs This toxic reaction occurs especially in dogs that are genetically hypersensitive to ivermectin, an anti-parasite medication most commonly used for heartworm prevention, or to treat ear and hair mites, which...

Read More
How to Treat Arthritis in Dogs: Glucosamine, Chondroitin Sulfate, Steroids, and NSAIDs

By T.J. Dunn, Jr., DVM Glucosamine and Chondroitin Sulfate supplements are fast becoming the most widely used supplements in dogs' diets. The reason is this: Arthritis in dogs is one of the most common health problems seen...

Read More

DISCLAIMER: The answers in Ask petMD are meant to provide entertainment and education. They should not take the place of a vet visit. Please see our Terms and Conditions.

IMPORTANT: The opinions expressed in Ask petMD content area are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training.

Our Ask petMD experts include veterinarians, vet techs, veterinary students, pet trainers, pet behaviorists and pet nutritionists. These opinions do not represent the opinions of petMD.

User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a petMD veterinarian or any member of the petMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, timeliness, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions.

petMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment. Do not consider petMD user-generated content as medical advice.

Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your veterinarian or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on petMD.

Continue Reading