Q. My dog seems to be drooling too much lately. What are the possible causes & treatments?

A. Drooling occurs if the animal is producing too much saliva or is unable to swallow.

Excessive saliva production is often due to pain, nausea, seizures, after eating toxic or bitter substances (wild mushrooms, caustics, taking a toad or frog into mouth, etc).
Problems to swallow saliva can be due to mouth trauma, bad teeth, infection, inflammation or pain within the mouth.

Also, problems with esophagus, infection (Rabies, Tetanus), facial nerve paralysis as well several other conditions could cause problems to swallow.

Excessive drooling is always a worrying sign and you should seek veterinary attention without delay.

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