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Q. Hi my dog is nearly 15 but last few days has been really drooling were it nearly touching the floor and today had a bit of scabby nose lost weight

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

A. The drooling and age make me a bit suspicious of severe dental disease>This combined with weight loss make me suspicious of oral pain. I would recommend some pain management for this possibility and the likely arthritis. I prefer a combination of Gabapentin and Tramadol. Speak with your veterinarian and they can assist you.


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