This evening when I got home I walked my dog as usual and brought him inside to feed him. He didn't attack his food with the usual gusto, and in fact showed some signs of trouble chewing it. He also was drooling out of the right side of his mouth, a heavy spittle you would usually see on a dog like a Rottie or a Mastiff. As it was clear, I didn;t think it was anything major but called the Vet just to be sure and scheduled an appointment for tomorrow afternoon- first available. He did finish his food, kept it down, is his normal self, drools a little. Shows no sign of fever or being sick otherwise.
I just put him to bed and heard him drinking from his water bottle on his crate and then a couple minutes later him smacking his lips. I went to check on him and he now had a bunch of spittle on the right side that was bloody. I cleaned him up, and the bleeding seems to have stopped. Being a pug I'm having a hell of a time getting his mouth open. I suspect he might have broken a tooth chewing on a bone, or maybe has a absess, but like I said, I can't check. I took away his water bottle, I know he is not dehydrated, he has been drinking regularly. I suspect he might have bit the end while drinking from it and it irritated his injury, whatever that may be.
I don't think he is in any immediate danger. I'm planning on calling the Vet first thing in the morning and imploring them to take him in early to be safe. I don't want to feed him anything and irritate his mouth. Anything I should be doing?