MAY 25, 2023
WHY IS MY DOG DROOLING?
Let’s face it… if you own a breed such as a Saint Bernard, Mastiff, Bloodhound or Boxer, go out and buy a drool towel today because you’re going to have to wipe up slobber.
For the rest of us, maybe your pup is simply anticipating a delicious treat and that’s why she’s slobbering. Saliva plays an important role in digestion, so smelling something exciting like grilled steak or broiled chicken can make your dog’s mouth start to water.
That said, anything that upsets your dog’s tummy may lead to slobbering. Think about motion sickness; it’s a common cause of nausea, which is why some dogs drool when they go for long car rides.
However, there are other conditions where drooling is a serious symptom. For instance, nose, throat, and sinus infections or kidney disease can cause dogs to drool. Watch for changes in appetite or behavior and contact your vet if you see significant shifts in slobbering.