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I was wondering if there are any difference in the salivary composition of a healthy dog's saliva to that a dog with rabies.

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  • $\begingroup$ Yes. Mainly, the dog with rabies has saliva loaded with the rabies virus. Tears differ in composition to reflect emotion, and so does saliva to an extent. Squirt a lemon into someone's mouth and the flood of saliva will be more dilute than normally produced saliva. I'm pretty sure the dog with rabies is not in its right mind, but the saliva is not to blame for the drooling. That's due to laryngeal spasm. $\endgroup$ – anongoodnurse Mar 26 '18 at 5:24

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