Our 1year old Shih Tzu started salivating / drooling excessively a week ago, and it happened almost daily for 3 days or so. so we took her to the vet. The vet seemed to rule out other causes such as food poisoning etc so she confined our dog for 3 days two nights for observation.
She saw one episode, and seemed to be convinced that our dog was having seizures.. the very mild kind since the dog did'nt exhibit any other symptoms.
She the prescribed Phenytoin (Dilantin) treatment for a week and monitor the episodes by marking it on the calendar.
Today I am having second thoughts about starting the treatment because I am not entirely convinced that the excessive drooling are actual seizures because our dog's behaviour didn't change 1 bit, even during "drooling" sessions. Apetite was good, and she was focused, etc.. She was absolutely normal except for the excessive drooling part..
While the vet said that seizure symptoms can be "just that", just the drooling, i can't seem to find any information online to co-relate that. Most posts I read states accompanying symptoms, not just the excessive drooling part.
Our choice of trust worthy vets are limited where i'm from so i wanted to ask a around online about this.
I am holding off the Dilantin because I don't want to start treatment for fear of actually inducing seizures by use of the drug if our dog isn't having seizures in the first place (is that possible?)
Hoping for some advises.