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Our dog is drooling not eating & is lethargic. He was fine yesterday. His bowel motion this morning was normal. Advice please asap
Hello, thanks for your question today! I am Dr. Drew, and I am a licensed veterinarian. I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.
drooling is usually a sign of nausea, which of course would also explain the lack of appetite and lethargy.
however, there's many possible underlying causes that might be to blame here,
ranging from minor gastritis (stomach irritation) from eating something inappropriate,
to things such as liver or kidney problems,
or even something such as a blockage of the intestine, or a tumor in the abdomen.
these are all possibilities.
I would have to strongly suggest veterinary attention if this issue is not improving within 12 hours of when it began.
You can try giving a dose of Meclizine,
which is sold without a prescription as a motion sickness medicine for people,
25mg every 12 hours is a reasonable dose for a dog of Kai's size.