What Your Dog’s Drooling May Be Telling You

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Everyone associates dogs drooling with them anticipating a tasty treat, but there are several other reasons why dogs end up drooling. One of these reasons is in order to help them cool off. When dogs are hot, they typically only sweat from their paws, unlike humans who sweat just about everywhere. Since dogs do not have the ability to cool their entire bodies down through sweat, they end up engaging in a process called evaporation cooling which is when their panting leads to excessive moisture.

Key Takeaways:

  • Dog drool can be inevitable for some dog owners and this drool will cover your face and hands at some point when your dog gives you an hello kiss.
  • Dog drool is so prolific for some giant dog breeds like the Great Danes and Saint Bernards that eventually you have the task of wiping them off the floor.
  • Although dog drool is a natural and normal part of what makes a dog a dog, sometimes, it can be stimulated by illness.

“Saliva is necessary for your dog to properly chew and swallow her food, and it contains enzymes that start the digestion process when your dog eats a meal.”

Read more: https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2019/02/01/dog-drooling.aspx

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