Drooling is pretty common in golden retrievers. Drool is basically very similar to human saliva, and contains enzymes that help them digest the food they eat.
If you are noticing that your dog is drooling more than usual, and you have dog drool all over your house, don’t ignore it. Excessive drooling can be a sign of some pretty serious conditions!
Here are some possible reasons as to why your dog is drooling more than usual:
- Tooth Decay
A very common reason for excessive drooling is tooth decay. Some other signs for tooth decay also include: red, swollen gums, and a dash of blood in your dog’s drool.
- Bumps and Warts
Any kind of bumps in your dog’s mouth can also cause hypersalivation. Therefore inspect your dog’s mouth regularly.
- Kidney Diseases
Kidney infections can be a possible reason for excessive drooling as well. Loss of weight and appetite are other symptoms for kidney diseases.
Drooling can also be a sign of nervousness. If your dog is in a new or uncomfortable situation he might be drooling because he is feeling stressed.
Usually, dogs drool a lot when they are in moving cars. This is because most of them suffer from motion sickness. Take regular breaks and keep the temperature down to avoid car sickness.