My dog is such a drooler, I usually carry paper towels with me to tidy her up. Is it normal for my dog to drool so much, and is there anything I can do to prevent it from happening so excessively?
From the Editors of The Dog Daily
You didn't mention your dog's breed, but some breeds do tend to drool more than others. Saint Bernard dogs and mastiffs, for example, are well-known for their heavy drooling. Owners like you often then carry around paper towels and other things in order to clean up the dogs. This is not necessary for health reasons, but just for cosmetic tidiness. I've even heard of some owners putting bibs on their dogs during car rides or carrying baby wipes around with them.
Excessive salivation that suddenly develops, however, should be cause for alarm. If your dog starts to drool a lot but didn't do so before to such a degree, you should have your pet checked out by a veterinarian immediately. Ingestion of toxins, dental problems or certain diseases can cause increased salivation, so you should rule out those reasons before concluding that your dog is just an excessive expectorator.