A rabbit suffering from ptyalism may need help eating or fluid replacement therapy, especially if it has severe weight loss. It is important to keep its hair and coat clean and dry. Some require tooth (or teeth) extraction or teeth trimming(s). If the rabbit has developed abscesses or infectious pockets under the affected teeth, your veterinarian may prescribe antibiotics.
Living and Management
Lifelong treatment is often needed for rabbits with ptyalism, however, with proper care most recover. Follow-up care is also beneficial for rabbits with this condition, especially if they are young.
Excessive salivation at the mouth
The term used for the saliva that drips from the mouth of an animal; may be due to excitement or medical reasons
The condition of being drowsy, listless, or weak
The pendulum of skin hanging from an animal’s throat
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
autonomic nervous system
The part of the nervous system that contains the nerves that control involuntary movement.
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine