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 and fluid therapy may be recommended if your ferret has been suffering from ptyalism for any length of time and has not been able to eat or drink properly.
Excessive salivation at the mouth
A cavity in the mouth where the respiratory systems and gastrointestinal systems come together
The return of food into the oral cavity after it has been swallowed
A medical condition in which the mouth becomes inflamed
The product of protein being metabolized; can be found in blood or urine.
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
To slow something down or cause it to stop
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
The part of the brain that contains the medulla oblongata and other vital portions of the brain.
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
A wave that is transmitted through nerves and nervous tissue
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
A hormone created by the pancreas that helps to regulate the flow of glucose