Iím relatively new to this forum and this is my first post, however Iíve been reading a lot posts here and greatly respect your opinion as there are so many far more knowledgeable dog owners here than me.
We have a wonderful 5 Ĺ month old, male cocker spaniel puppy. Couple of days ago he started heavily drooling/salivating. Heís drooling so much now that whenever he lays down if even for a minute, he will leave large, wet spot. After a nap his ears and throat are soaked. At first we did not think much of it as it was a hot day (Iím in California) and he is teething as well. However it still did not stop as of this morning and I noticed there is a foul smell to it. He has been acting normally (eating, playing, sleeping as usual) and his saliva doesnít have any color to it. I checked his teeth and gums and as far as I can tell he doesnít have anything stuck between his teeth and there is no inflammation to his gums. He is up to date on all his shots and did not have any health problems before.
Of course he will be seeing his vet this evening but in a meantime if anyone happens to read this before I make it to the vet I will greatly appreciate any suggestions to what it might be Ė Iím very worried. Thank you in advance
Your vet is definatly the best route you can take at this point. It sounds like he has something medical going on. I see a cocker at my grooming shop that drools all the time, he is on phenobarb for epilpsy. I wouldn't have a clue, let us know what the vet says, and lots of luck to you
Yes, it was a medical issue Ė fortunately not epilepsy. Turns out our little buddy has a deep ear infection in both of his ears . The vet put him under anesthesia and did some deep flushing. He also prescribed an ointment. Our puppy is already doing much better as he stopped drooling right after the ear flush and is back to being happy himself
Thank you rutylr. We have been flushing his ears on weekly basis with a solution that vet previously gave us but obviously we must have been doing something wrong I glanced at both links you sent me and it looks like there is a lot of useful information there for us. Iíll make sure to do some reading this evening as we want our doggy to be as happy and comfortable as possible.
I am so glad it was something "simple". I hope your baby gets better soon, but I would ask the vet for extra ointment to have on hand after the infection gets better. You can use it everything he comes home from the groomer to help prevent the infection from returning. Cockers are known for their allergies and ear/skin infections. Thanks so much for letting us know