Why Do Bulldogs Drool? Causes and Solutions

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english-bulldog drooling

We love Bulldogs as they are, for their looks and their particularities. But why do Bulldogs drool?

If there’s one thing Bulldogs are famous for – aside from farts  – it’s their constant drooling.

Why do Bulldogs drool so much?

It’s a genetic question – more specifically, it’s because of the shape of their skull.

By having your bulldog close their mouth you will notice that they don’t close completely, due to their lower jaw. And, of course, if the mouth is not completely closed, it is normal for saliva to leak.

The structure of its face and mouth, in fact, make meals more complicated than necessary.

When does a Bulldog drool?

It’s not like Bulldogs drool all times of the day, whatever they’re doing. There are certain activities that stimulate salivation, here are some of them:

  • After a walk – Some Bulldogs tend to drool after the walk, depending on the duration of the walk.
  • Before eating – You may notice that your Bulldog drools before eating, for example, while you are preparing the bowl or when you take out the bag of Its biscuits. The Bulldog drools just like us when we see food ” watery mouth “!
  • After Eating and Drinking – Bulldogs can’t do anything about it, after meals and especially after drinking, saliva is constantly dripping from that nose.
  • It’s Too Hot – Bulldogs drool and pant when tired or hot.

How can I stop the Bulldog from drooling?

You can not. You can’t completely stop your dog from drooling, but you can minimize the effects to prevent It from constantly soiling floors and furniture. Here are some suggestions:

  • Put a bandana around your Bulldog’s neck to help absorb saliva;
  • Always have some cloths ready to clean the saliva after meals;
  • Let it cool down;
  • Get your dog some toys that help absorb excess saliva.

Should I worry if my Bulldog drools a lot?a

Excessive salivation is actually great for digestion. For some Bulldogs, it is normal to drool a lot, but if the salivation is really too excessive there could be something more serious behind it, here are some possibilities:

  • A bad or broken tooth
  • Having taken something toxic such as chocolate, grapes, or poison
  • Something stuck in Its teeth;
  • Anger;
  • Liver problems.

In short, we must learn to accept and manage the excessive salivation of the Bulldog. On the other hand, what would become of the Bulldog’s charm without this peculiarity?

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About Amanda

Passionate about animals, Amanda draws her expertise from her training as an educator, pet behaviorist as well as her extensive experience with animal owners. A specialist in dog and cat behavior, Amanda continues to learn about our four-legged companions by studying veterinary reference books but also university research sites (UCD, Utrecht, Cambridge, Cornell, etc..)

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