Dogs have a number of endearing habits that make us fall head over heels in love with them, but unfortunately slobbering and drooling are one of those common doggy habits that are not so endearing. Slobbering, and excessive drooling, can be messy and a bit embarrassing when company or guests are accidentally slimed. If you have an aversion to slobbering and excessive drooling, here are a few things you can do to help prevent this common doggy trait in your dog.
Tips for Preventing Excessive Slobbering
Some dogs are naturally prone to excessive drooling and slobbering. Just as the poodle is known for curly fur, the Newfoundland is known for being a slobber king. If you have a breed of dog that naturally has floppy cheeks and jowls, you will most likely encounter more than the average amount of doggy drool. To minimize drool from your naturally slobbery dog, feed your dog on a regular basis, wipe your dog’s mouth and cheeks from time to time, and keep your dog in a cool environment.
Slobbering and excessive drooling can also be caused by dental problems; cavities, infected teeth, inflamed gums, and painful fractures can all lead to big drooling problems. To keep your dog’s teeth healthy, and slobber minimal, make sure that your dog receives a tooth examination during every physical. Check your dog’s teeth yourself to from time to time, give your dog plenty of bones and chewies that help to keep teeth strong and clean, and when your veterinarian says its time for a dental go ahead and schedule a dental as soon as you possibly can.