- Health Library
- PetMD U
Treating the underlying cause of the ptyalism, once it has been effectively diagnosed, will be the first concern. Although it is generally not necessary, your doctor may also treat the outward symptoms to reduce the flow of saliva. Nutritional supplements may be recommended if your dog has been suffering from ptyalism for any length of time and has not been able to eat properly.
Depending on the underlying cause, your veterinarian will want to monitor your dog as often as necessary to make certain that the treatment plan is working.
Excessive salivation at the mouth
A cavity in the mouth where the respiratory systems and gastrointestinal systems come together
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
A treatment of certain neoplasms that is administered using an x ray
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
Any disorder of the neurons that may be characterized by rolling, circling, falling, etc.
A condition of having only one side
Having to do with dead tissue
A medical condition in which the mouth becomes inflamed
To slow something down or cause it to stop
A disease of the brain of any type
Condition in which eating and/or swallowing is difficult
The part of the brain that contains the medulla oblongata and other vital portions of the brain.
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it
Referring to the liver
The term for the nostrils and muscles in the upper and lower lips of an animal; may also be used to describe a type of tool used to keep an animal from biting