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My dog is 15 month old and has drooling from one side of his mouth. It all started about 2 months ago. He was diagnosed with ear yeast infection, which was in severe form. We’ve been giving medication for that including ear drops and it was successfully treated, end of November 2012. On December 8, 2012 we’ve noticed that dog started to drool excessively from the right side of the mouth. We took him to emergency and after ultrasounds, x-rays, blood work, Vet did not find anything accept of the full stomach with food that should’ve digested by that time. Next day we took him to our regular Vet and after putting him under anesthesia and checking him out, Vet said she had inflamed tonsils and Vet prescribed some medication for that. Medications were given to him for 5 days but drooling did not stop. We took him to another clinic thinking he might have dental issues. After giving him anesthesia again, Vet found that he had a cut underneath his tongue that required stitches. Also, during this procedure, they sucked out a lot of saliva that accumulated, but nothing else was found. He was prescribed medication to give at home, one of which was antibiotics. This procedure helped him and for 2 weeks his drooling stopped. Then, he was given a chicken strip treat and salivation began again. It is been more than 5 days and it is not getting better. We don’t know if chicken strip caused some irritation or something, but 2 Vets we’ve been taking him too don’t have a clue of what may be causing this. So I’m looking for someone else’s opinion. We need some clues of where to look. It hurts to see him suffer like this. His appetite is perfect and he is active as usual, but obviously this excessive amount of drooling causes him discomfort and he has to vomit every 2-3 hours to get the mucus out.
Did anyone's dog have similar symptoms? We are just so frustrated no Vet can find a cause.