French Bulldogs drool, snooze, slobber…and we love them as they are! But what if drooling becomes excessive? What could be the reasons for that, and more importantly what to do to stop it or to avoid it? Our expert teams share their tips.
Why do French bulldogs drool?
Some drooling is absolutely normal in case of any breed, not to mention French Bulldogs, who have a tendency of drooling more than other breeds due to their face shape. They have a syndrome called Laryngotracheomalacia or Brachycephalic Races Syndrome, which results in their nasal passages being very narrow. This is why they snore a lot; they breathe through their mouth and eventually could drool excessively.
It also helps them with digestion and to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
However, there are some more serious cases when you should be more cautious and take the necessary steps.
These reasons include:
- Injuries in the mouth
- Organ disease
- Motion sickness
- Heat stroke
- Mouth disease
If you notice much more drooling than usual, talk to your vet to make sure it’s not caused by an underlying health issue. If it is, you’d better start the treatment as soon as possible.
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How can I stop my Frenchie’s drooling?
If you’re sure your Frenchie is healthy and still keeps drooling excessively there are some things you might have to consider.
1. Check if you haven’t changed the cleaning detergent, washing powder or shampoo…
…you use for cleaning the house and your Frenchie’s stuff. Your pup might be sensitive to some of the ingredients in the new product. Switching back to the previous detergent or experimenting with something else can help if this really is the problem.
2. Unusual stress
Excessive drooling could be a result of unusual stress. If there has been a change in their daily rhythm, there are emotional disturbances in the family, or a new family member, a baby or a pet has arrived. As soon as the psychological problem is solved and your Frenchie feels safe, they will be back to normal in terms of drooling.
3. Positive stress and excitement
Positive stress and excitement can also be the causes of excessive drooling. When they see their favorite food or something the family eats and they want to have their share.
The same happens when your pup is excited about a new toy, or a guest who he or she loves and is happy to see again, or they are looking forward to an exciting program. This is a happy reason and they will stop naturally drooling.
The article was written based on the experience of the TomKings Puppies Team. TomKings Puppies have been breeding French Bulldogs for 10 years on their farm. All the pictures in the post belong to them and show a puppy from their breed. Check their available puppies here, or if you have any questions or comments let us know below the article.