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Excessive Production of Saliva in Dogs




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.


Living and Management


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.



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