My Pet Drools Excessively
One of the more common clinical complaints presented in the clinic are when animal guardians report that their pet drools excessively. By far the most common cause of this is the presence of some sort of dental or gum disease. Infected teeth and ulcers in the mouth are also common causes. In older pets, benign growths known as epuli, as well as oral cancer may also cause drooling. In certain cases, metabolic diseases including liver disease and nausea from any cause may also cause some pets to drool. Contact with irritants in the environment by overly inquisitive dogs and cats may also cause excessive drooling.
No matter what the inciting agent, any pet with excessive drooling for an extended period of time should have a complete veterinary evaluation to look for underlying causes.