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23 Jul 2006

Boerboel is drooling excessively
Our female boerboel(4 yrs) has started drooling excessively for the past 3 days and she never used to be a drooler but seems in good general health. She also suffers from very bad(and loud) winds!!! What could be causing this drooling and winds. She was recently dewormed..so we have ruled that out!
PS. The drooling only seems to be in the right side of the mouth! She also shivers on occasion!
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01 Jan 0001

Drooling has many causes. Suden onset drooling from one side can be as a result of of trauma to the tongue. This can be caused by something stuck between the teeth or if tooth is broken it can cut the underside of the tongue leading to pain and drooling. It may be difficult but have al look at all the teeth and the underside of the tongue. I am assuming eating habits are otherwise normal. Belching is more common in some breeds than others. As long as it is not associated with the dog's abdomen becoming suddenly enlarged it may be normal. Does the dog gulp the food down with air maybe leading to belching?
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