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16th February 2010, 05:39 PM
EEEEEEk! No one told me that Cavies DROOL! My Boston always did, but now I looked down at Nina girl and drool was dripping out of the corners of her mouth. Then running down her throat on to her name tags, and on to her ears before splattering on the floor....Do you think maybe she wanted some pizza?:grnyuk:

16th February 2010, 05:42 PM
I would urgently ring a vet! That is not normal and generally would indicate she may have eaten something poisonous. Even when they drool due to nervousness or interest in food it is not remotely at that level in any normal cavalier I have ever seen.... I'd ring for advice immediately. :eek:

16th February 2010, 05:45 PM
Thanks for your consern Karlin, I may have exagerated just a little bit. When my pizza was gone, and she and Cooper had there small bite, she stopped. She is fine now curled up with Cooper next to me.

Cavalier Wisdom
16th February 2010, 05:51 PM
There has been many times when Buster was on my lap while I was eating my food.

I would get up and feel the dampness! :grnyuk:

16th February 2010, 06:03 PM
Oh that's a relief!! :D From the description it sounded as if it could be really worrying...!

Karen and Ruby
16th February 2010, 06:42 PM
Oh Ruby is the same- when ever there is Cheese mainly- or chicken. Once I didnt catch it in time and when she shook it spattered all over the wall!!!!!!!!!!!!1

18th February 2010, 09:44 PM
Skippy had an episode of drooling which lasted 1.5-2 weeks a few months ago. We checked his teeth and gums, thought about what he could possibly have eaten, monitored his behavior, but were clueless. After a few days or so then brought him to the vet when things weren't improving. The vet couldn't figure it out either. A few days later, his drooling stopped. Weird!

18th February 2010, 10:43 PM
Molly drools if you are eating something she wants but it is not that bad. On one occassion Dougall Drooled a lot, I got him to the vet immediately, we think he had picked something up on the walk or he was jumping all over Molly who had that morning been frontlined and of course that is toxic. So, if it is excessive I wouldn't take a chance!

29th July 2011, 01:47 PM
So drooling is not normal? Had been wondering as the last 2 walks I have taken her on she has had doggy slobber at the end of them. No other time that I have noticed though.

29th July 2011, 02:40 PM
They do sometimes drool on a walk, if they get hot or just from excitement.

Frequent drool can be a symptom of PSOM http://cavalierhealth.org/psom.htm

Obviously sudden onset serious drooling can be a sign of something seriously wrong, as Karlin says above.

29th July 2011, 02:59 PM
Nalu only drools a lot on occasion when she's around other dogs.

29th July 2011, 03:14 PM
Stress can also cause them to drool - maybe she's a bit unsure of herself around other dogs?

29th July 2011, 07:21 PM
A Pavlovian reaction to your pizza maybe? ;)

My first Cavalier used to drool for England if "people" food was around - it was almost as if someone had turned a tap on his mouth! He did it all his life.

But it's definitely worth getting it checked out if it's unusual behaviour.


30th July 2011, 04:48 AM
Claire will drool from time to time, depending on what your eating, but nothing obsessive. She just wants the food......I'm getting the impression it's a fairly common trait with a lot of Cavs?

30th July 2011, 07:15 PM
I've only ever had one real drooler Cindy, but out of my six over the years, three have been obsessive foodies! :D


31st July 2011, 04:42 AM
Prior to Claire, I've had Cockers, who worship food. I always knew when they weren't well, as eating was always a priority, and only if sick would eating be not as important.Now I have Claire, and have learned Cavaliers are the same. Food, food, food. I do keep her slim though.....

31st July 2011, 12:23 PM
Hi so funny,Archie drools,u wait till they have eaten fish,all in their ears and mouth,go to kiss him and he stinks,he just looks at me,in disgust....

Cathy T
31st July 2011, 04:27 PM
A Pavlovian reaction to your pizza maybe? ;)

Totally!!! Shelby's will have pools of drool dripping from her mouth when John is eating ice cream. She knows she's going to get a taste and gets all warmed up for it. Seriously, she will drool so much she soaks her chest....but other than then, she doesn't drool.

31st July 2011, 09:26 PM
Claire is my first drooled....the others were beggars, but didn't drool. And she doesn't drool all the time, but I do laugh when she does......cute ever the same though.