We know it’s normal for dogs to drool. They get excited, they drool. They get hungry they drool.
But if this gets out of hand, particularly for a Bernedoodle, what do you have to do?
Do Bernedoodles drool a lot?
Bernedoodles are not heavy droolers, and may only drool if they get excited or see tasty food. However, there are several reasons like a poor mouth or oral health that may cause them to drool a lot. Sometimes, indigestion or heat strokes can cause them to drool excessively.
Bernedoodles are a designer breed that has mixed genes of a Bernese Mountain Dog and a Poodle. While Poodles are a breed that does not drool at all, Bernese dogs are on the top of the spectrum of drooling dogs.
With a mix of two, fortunately, the Poodles genes have dominated resulting in Bernedoodles who only drool when there is reason to do so.
Do mini Bernedoodles slobber?
There’s no such evidence that mini Bernedoodles slobber more than adult ones. The breed, by nature and genetics, does not drool very heavily. The smaller ones are no different.
However, there is an understanding that smaller dogs tend to drool more as they are weaker. Sometimes they get sick more often and then get mouth issues. This can include mouth tumors, inflammation, or gum issues.
Why do dogs drool?
When your pooch drools once in a while, there is nothing to worry about. Most saliva accumulation is possible for a natural reason. Here are a few possibilities:
One of the main reasons making your dog drool is its facial bone structure. The bone structure, lips, and extra folding skin around the mouth of the dog make certain breeds incapable of holding back their saliva.
Loose lips and a lot of hair around the mouth also cause increased drooling in many dogs.
Another natural and completely healthy reason a dog might drool is because of joy and excitement.
This might be the case when you take them out unexpectedly or bring them a toy they love. Sometimes a good playtime session with their favorite humans can also cause them to get overjoyed and start drooling a little bit.
Your pup is no different when it comes to salivating over something juicy and delicious.
Even if you are not serving dinner, they might want a piece of your steak or sandwich so much that they start to drool. This is natural and just a sign of them wanting the food.
What does it mean when your Bernedoodle is excessively drooling suddenly?
There are natural causes due to which a Bernedoodle might drool as we’ve mentioned in the previous section. However, if your pooch is drooling excessively, there might be an underlying health issue. Here are a few possibilities:
Mouth or Throat Problem:
If you notice your pet is unable to swallow their food easily as they do, while they drool more times than usual, you may want to visit the vet. This could be caused by some sort of tumor or ulcer in the mouth.
Sometimes it may be some inflammation or infection on their throats as well. Tooth or gum issues can make them drool quite a bit as well.
Indigestion and gastric issues and often stir up tummy problems for your Bernedoodle which could lead them to drool a lot.
You might have noticed how your dog drools in the car. This is because they get nausea for motion sickness. Eating something too much or an allergic ingredient can also trigger slobbering.
When a Bernedoodle is left to play out in the sun, they will drool a lot in order to cool themselves.
This is a natural way of preventing heatstroke in your dogs. That’s why it is always important to keep them in shade and have enough water around when they are outside.
When should I worry about my dog drooling?
For a Bernedoodle owner, you may be aware that your dog’s breed is not a heavy drooler. In fact, they hardly salivate, and if they do it’s usually because they are much excited for some reason.
Hence, when you see that your dog is slobbering and drooling excessively, you should be thinking about seeing the vet. Notice your dog’s activities to find out why they are drooling.
If it’s simply because they want a bite out of your meal, you shouldn’t be worried. Other than, if you think that your pet is having troubles eating or swallowing, along with the excess drool issue, you can assume it is linked to a health issue.
How do you stop a Bernedoodle from excessive drooling?
To stop your Bernedoodle from drooling all the time, you can take the following steps:
Taking care of your pet’s oral and dental hygiene can often save them the misery of drooling excessively.
For that, they might need dental chews and a few visits to the vet to be sure. This is especially important if you notice other symptoms other than chewing.
Dog chew toys are a great way to help with drooling. It is always best to invest in vet approved dental chews so that your Bernedoodle does not do more harm than good.
Remember to avoid chews that are too hard or rigid for your dog’s teeth. Also, say no to very hard plastic toys and ones that are made of nylon.
As we have mentioned, Bernedoodles can tolerate heat but only up to a certain point. If the weather is too hot and humid, they might start drooling to keep away that heatstroke.
That’s why you may want to keep your canine close to shades and cool places when you go out. Stay indoors if you feel the climate is not good for the pup.
While this goes without saying, many dog owners think it is okay to not visit the vet as long as their pet “looks” healthy.
Visiting the vet regularly will keep any serious dental or physical health issues from becoming graver. They would recommend ways and treatments for a drooling dog.
When do Bernedoodles start teething and how long do Bernedoodles teeth?
Bernedoodles usually start teething as a puppy as early as 12 to 16 weeks of age after birth. Around the same time, they also start to chew. At first, they will begin teething by losing their front teeth. In the following months, they will lose their sharp canine teeth.
Up until 4 or 6 months of age, they will continue to lose their teeth. By the time the teddy bear like puppies is 7 months old, most of their teeth will be gone. That is when they stop teething. However, sometimes few dogs might have retained baby tooth that doesn’t fall out.
How do Bernedoodles do in the hot weather?
Bernedoodles, are quite adjustable and can tolerate extreme weather well. This doesn’t mean you’ll let your pup out on the hottest or humid days, as they might suffer from heat stroke. The breed is fonder of colder climate but do well in warmer climates as well.
If they are taken out in the sun during humid days, Bernedoodles will get exhausted as soon as you would, or sometimes even faster. They have thicker coats and a lot of fat underneath their skin for which they feel the heat more than other breeds.
Do small dogs drool?
All dogs drool, some more than the others. Smaller dogs of certain breeds may drool more than adult ones. This can be due to several reasons, and the first being their lip and face structures.
For smaller dogs, sometimes too much hair around their mouths and jaws makes it difficult for them to control the accumulated saliva. They are also more prone to having mouth inflammations, teething issues, and oral tumors for which they drool more.
Among the smaller dogs, the Terrier breed along with the miniature Schnoodle dogs drool more than other breeds.
What are the least drooling dogs?
There are many dogs, that don’t drool much or at all. These dogs are lucky because they have upright facial features, stopping the canines from drooling. The same breeds also don’t have health issues making the drool.
The dogs that drool the least, include:
- Finnish Spitz
- Cardigan Welsh Corgi
- Brittany’s dogs
Do dogs drool more as they age?
Apart from dog breeds that drool more due to their genetic passing or because of their facial features, most dogs drool because they are suffering from some sort of illness.
Likewise, as dog’s age, they are more prone to many diseases including mouth problems and throat issues. This causes them to drool more as they age.
As dogs get older, they also become weaker and their lips sometimes become loose. This can also cause salivating issues beyond their control.
If your cute little teddy like Bernedoodle has been salivating and drooling lately, you don’t need to sweat on it.
Keep an eye on your pooch and notice if the drooling is out of order. If you feel the drooling is excess, contact a vet and seek treatment!