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Foaming at the mouth, excessive drooling, etc.

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Bogey is 9 months old and is overall very healthy. However, ever since he was a puppy, he has drooled excessively and any time that he goes on a walk or plays outside, he foams at the mouth. He plays with other dogs (labs, goldens, spaniels, etc.) and he drools/foams worse than any of them?? His bottom lips fills with foam/saliva almost immediately while all other dogs are just fine.

And this has nothing to do with the other dogs. Like I said, he foams like this even when it's just me and him on a walk. 2 minutes into the walk, he's foaming at the mouth excessively.

I notice that he has some excess skin around his bottom lip, but not a whole lot more than any other golden or lab, etc.

What is going on?? I have to wipe his mouth off ALL THE TIME...otherwise I would have white foam all over my clothes!
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When Lucky is very excited he foams and drools. I mean VERY excited..or if he is scared. For him it is not common.

I have known dogs that foam and drool when they meet someone...when they get to zoom around.....almost anything that gives the edge of excitement.

I think doggies are different and express emotions different ways.
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Molly foams whenever I take her to doggie playgroup. I don't know why. It's the only time it happens. There's an occasional drool for food, but the foaming thing seems to happen when she's with other dogs. I don't know why. She's almost 3 yrs old and it's been going on for a long time. I just mop her up and she goes back to hanging with the other dogs. No biggie.
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Chewie foams when we get ready to go for a walk and continues thought out the walk, I think for him it's just excitement that we are going on a walk.
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My friends Golden does this all the time, has since he was a pup, he is now 5 yrs old so it can be common in some goldens, I dont think it is much to worry about. you may have to carry a drool rag with you...



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Murphy does this too when he's super excited. And sometimes he flings his head around and gets it all over himself; yuck! I was wiping him with the tail of my t-shirt yesterday, and had flashbacks to a few years ago when I was doing the same thing with my babies. LOL.
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Max is going through his saint bernard stage. When he eats, he makes this foamy slime. When he drinks, he has 2 streams of water going down both sides of his mouth. His lower lip is really loose. I figure as he grows, it will more fit him and that will be a thing of the past. Reading your post.... maybe not!! Drat!

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Foaming and drooling is a really common sign of anxiety or excitement. It may taper off as the pup gets more used to fun things like walks and other dogs, but I wouldn't consider it a cause for concern.
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Charlie foams at the mouth when we go to the park, I think it is just pure excitement as he doesn't do it any other time.
Thank your stars you don't have a Newfoundland, when we go out with my friends Newfie she drools that much that you could have a shower if you don't get out the way quickly!
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Boz is 3 1/2 and puts "Hooch" from the movie Turner & Hooch to shame with his slober and foam. You should see his tennis ball after a few minutes. YUCK! He also does the whole head shake where I end up having to wipe the stuff from his face.

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