Don’t be alarmed, drooling is normal and also healthy and a very natural process in a dog. But sometimes, your dog might end up drooling a lot more than usual and that’s when you need to take a breath and figure out what’s wrong. And it could be related to a list of different health problems that you can check on. But more importantly, if you notice unusual amount of drooling, make sure you take your dog to the vet as soon as possible. It could also turn out to be nothing, but getting your dog checked is never a bad thing.
In the meantime, here are some health problems that could be the cause of the excessive drooling.
- Your dog could have swallowed some kind of foreign object and it could be stuck in their gums or their teeth. It’s possible that it’s something as simple as a leaf or a piece of cloth, so keep all harmful things out of your dog’s way. But also check their teeth and gums for anything that could be lodged in there. Sometimes it might be as easy as pulling it out, but if you’re not completely confident, take your dog to the vet ASAP and have it removed.
- The heat is a big cause of dehydration for dogs as well and if there isn’t regular access to fresh drinking water, your dogs could end up having a heat stroke. And that could start with heavy panting and lots of drooling. The most important thing there is to make sure that your dog has a bowl of water as regularly as possible.
- A common issue is a dental disease. Make sure you get your dog checked often for gum diseases, ulcers and even broken teeth. All these things can also lead to excessive drooling. It’s something that can be fixed with a treatment plan, so make sure you speak to your vet about the best course of action.
- Sometimes your dog might hurt themselves and carry on with their day instead of coming to your. Which can then lead to lots of drooling. Any kind of pain that is caused to your dog can cause the drooling, so always keep an eye on your dog and notice the small things.
- Like dental diseases, your dog could also have a kidney or liver problem. Regular check-ups with your vet are important to make to ensure that your dog is not struggling with health issues that you might not be able to see on the surface.
Obviously the most important thing here is to keep an eye on your dog at all times, making sure that they aren’t falling very sick or dealing with health-related complications that you check on them regularly.