My dog salivates excessively when she's in the crate and wants to get out!

I have 2 (6 month old) puppies.  The female is so distructive when I put her in a crate.  If  I put her in with her brother she fights with him.  She carries on whinning a lot and salivates excessively to the point where she looks like she has  a white beard (she's all black), and there's a puddle in the crate and saliva all over the door of the crate.  She's supposedly a Vizsla Hound/Black Lab Mix.  Her brother looks like a Vizsla and she looks like a Black Lab.  Both dogs were rescued.  They were from a litter of 10 and were found abadoned in a house, skin and bones.  Any ideas as to why all the saliva and carrying on?

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nascardoglvr

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Reply To: ziemisill

Have you tried putting the dogs in separate crates?  I have always heard that the dog should think of his crate as his own personal space- somewhere he can go to get away from it all and feel safe.

As for the salivating... Is there any chance he is allergic to something in the crate?  Does he display any other symptoms?

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ziemisill

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Reply To: nascardoglvr

when I put them in separate crates, she salivates even more.  I looked it up and it's due to the fact that she was abandoned.  It's separation anxiety, but I don't know how to get her to stop salivating puddles.

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Darlene

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Reply To: ziemisill

I have a small mixed breed dog,(shih tzu mix I think,  about 4 yr., who was rescued from the dog pound after his human mom died.  He, too, salivates when he's put into a crate, especially if I leave the house.  He also sleeps in the crate at night and that doesn't upset him so much, but when I leave and he's in the crate, it's very wet and he's wet when I return. His crate is a wire crate, spacious, new.  He  chewed and worried in the old crate which was smaller and enclosed.  If anyone knows how to fix this, I'd appreciate hearing from you.  Except for this, his manners are very good, he's house trained, and a very good dog. I've only had him 6 months, but am very attached to him.

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GothamPups

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Reply To: ziemisill

There are three reasons a dog will salivate in this manner.
1) Prior to vomitting
2) Hunger with a stimuli in front of it
3) Nervousness

Obviously, you dog is very nervous at that moment.  That should explain why it is drooling in that manner.  As to why he is so nervous, that is a different issue that I don't have any information about.

Charlie Allen
Gotham Pups

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queenofchaos

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Reply To: ziemisill

extreme salivating and aggression are both often a sign of stress,i think the main thing is to just make their 'den' as comfortable as possible with bedding toys etc,and perhaps leaving a radio on at low volume might help her feel better

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776148005

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Reply To: ziemisill

The Humane Society on Separation Anxiety: http://www.animalhumanesociety.org/training/separation-anxiety-dogs is an excellent resource for others that check out

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