Why Does my Dog Drool?
Here is the down low on dog drool
Have you ever wondered why your dog or cat drools? Drooling is normal however; too much of anything is bad for you – and your pet. If you notice excessive drooling, take a gander inside your pet’s mouth. Drooling could be a sign of a more serious, possibly fatal issue. Here’s what to look for:
If you notice any signs of infection, immediately contact your vet. Your pooch will probably need an antibiotic to clear it up! Some signs of infection may include pus, redness, and irritation. Avoiding veterinary care at the sign of infection can lead to more serious infections of the heart so don’t delay!
Unusually offensive doggy breath can be a warning sign of infection as well. Brushing your pup’s teeth may help and it is recommended to keep your pooch on a proper tooth brushing regime, anyway.
In addition, look at your pet’s teeth closely. Dental disease can be serious and will worsen over time so if you notice fractured or broken teeth, red gums and/or exposed roots of your pet’s teeth, dental treatment may be necessary.
Besides infection and dental issues, you should also be on the lookout for any bumps, masses, or overgrowth of tissue. Any swelling or masses should not be ignored! Some bumps are harmless warts which should go away on their own. On the other hand, it could also be a sign of a cancer that could eventually take your pet’s life! Prompt treatment is always advisable.
Next, you should look for signs of any objects that might be lodged in your pet’s mouth. Sometimes our pets chew on things that can harm them. Let’s face it, our pets explore their world by sniffing and chewing. Be on the lookout for glass or plastic pieces or even splinters. If you notice any of these things, only try to remove the objects if you’re sure your pet will be safe. Any injury to the mouth can cause excessive bleeding so don’t panic right away. Apply some hydrogen peroxide to gauze and apply it to the affected area of your pet’s mouth. If the bleeding does not stop, seek veterinary care.
Finally, while examining your pet’s mouth, any sign of pain is a clear indication that something serious is going on. If your dog whimpers, tries to bite you or fight you, stay out of his or her mouth and seek veterinary care.
So remember, drooling can be signs of a serious and even fatal issue. Always err on the side of caution and seek medical advice. You’ll be glad you did.