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When should you see a vet about your dog’s drooling?

If your dog’s excessive drooling is persistent for more than a day, if they’re creating puddles on your floor, or if the drooling increased suddenly, you should see your veterinarian to investigate the cause of the drooling. They can become dehydrated from drooling too much, which can become a more serious issue.

Sometimes, like humans, dogs may have a bout of nausea which causes them to drool, and they may fully recover without treatment. However, it is important to pay attention to other signs your dog may be showing in order to assess the urgency of the situation.

If your dog is exhibiting the following signs in addition to the excessive drooling, you should contact your veterinarian right away:

  • Your dog is vomiting
  • Your dog is not eating
  • You can see something stuck in their mouth
  • Your dog is having trouble swallowing
  • You suspect your dog has eaten something poisonous
If your dog is not eating, vomiting or other serious signs of discomfort in addition to drooling, it's time to call your vet.

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