Dog Dripping Clear Liquid from Mouth – Top 3 Reasons Why

The clear liquid that’s dropping out from your dog’s mouth is most likely excess saliva. Here are a few common reasons that may explain the excess production of saliva in dogs.

1. Irritation in the dog’s mouth

Check the dog’s mouth. There could be a foreign object that’s stuck in the dog’s mouth and causing a lot of irritation. The dog may have also licked something toxic such as a household cleaner or detergent. All of this can cause a lot of saliva to be produced and start dripping out from the dog’s mouth.

2. Dental problems like tooth abscess

Excess production of saliva may also be caused by a dental issue. For example, the dog may be feeling a lot of discomfort due to tooth abscess. Alternatively, the dog may be suffering from some sort of gum disease due to a lack of dental hygiene. In addition to the constant dripping of clear liquid, dental pain may introduce other common symptoms like bad breath and a loss of appetite.

3. Dog is feeling anxious

A lot of clear liquid may start to drop out of the dog’s mouth if the dog is feeling anxious or stressed. Take a moment to think back to the past few hours or days. Was there anything that might have suddenly changed from your dog’s usual routine? Anxiety can interfere with the function of the dog’s salivary glands and result in a lot of clear liquid dripping out from the dog’s mouth.

Should you be worried by excessive drooling?

Yes, we recommend calling the vet right away as the constant dripping of clear liquid from the dog’s mouth may point to an underlying health condition that requires immediate treatment.

Disclaimer: The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of a veterinarian when in doubt.


  • Yesie Negron | 22/05/2023

    I have a pomeranian he very old like 11 years old and I been noticing he’s been drooling a lot lately he has never does that before this content was very helpful thank you so much.

  • Alan | 16/03/2024

    My fur baby drools when we’re eating something that he wants. He’s mixed with bulldog and German shepherd.

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