It’s obvious. Aside from Tibetan Mastiffs, most Mastiff breeds will likely drool a lot, but there are many steps you can take to decrease the amount of drooling your pet does over his lifetime. These are the top three ways to control your pet’s drool.
- Limit his exposure to his drooling triggers by scheduling his meals and keeping him away from the heat.
- Choose the best method of cleaning your dog’s drool (dog drool bib, dog drool towel, or rugs and mats).
- Be prepared to understand that your Mastiff will naturally drool. There is no way to entirely stop it!
Is It Possible To Control Mastiff Drooling?
Although you know what you were doing when you bought a Mastiff dog, perhaps you didn’t fully realize how much they slobber every day. It can seem like a constant stream of drool that doesn’t seem to stop. It’s hard to know what exactly to do.
Tips for dealing with Mastiff drool problem:
- If your dog is drooling in a particularly severe manner, you should take your pet to a vet.
- Keep them away from the heat.
- Learn what causes drooling issues.
- Make sure they know when their meals are.
- Put a dog drool band around your Mastiff’s neck.
- Use dog drool towels and bibs.
Why do Mastiffs drool?
Although all dogs can drool, nothing compares to Mastiff’s drooling. This is a common behavior among large-framed dogs such as Mastiffs, large hounds, and mountain dogs.
There are many reasons why your Mastiff might be drooling. This is most likely due to the anatomy of your Mastiff’s lips and mouth, as well as its physical size. It’s possible that your Mastiff is just preparing to eat.
Anatomy And Size Factors
Although dogs all produce saliva, the saliva production of each breed is consistent with its physical size.
Mastiffs can weigh up to 200 pounds. A Mastiff’s physical size can lead to more everything, even drool.
If you think of dogs who slobber a lot you will probably think of larger dogs. It’s not about their physical size. They share one thing in common.
Mastiff Lip Anatomy
Mastiffs’ lips tend to droop more than smaller breeds. They can’t hold on to the saliva they naturally produce throughout the day because of their looser lips.
This is exactly why your Mastiff won’t notice when he drools all over the house. It’s impossible for him to control his behavior.
Hungry Mastiffs Drooling?
It’s possible that your Mastiff drowses when he is hungry, or when he has a greater appetite. You might observe that your Mastiff drools more while you prepare his meal.
This is because salivation, particularly in dogs, is a totally natural response to appetite and hunger.
It is helpful to reflect on Pavlov’s dog. Pavlov used this experiment to ring a bell before he fed his dog. Pavlov’s food made the dog salivate.
The dog started to salivate when he heard the sound of the bell. This shows that your dog may be salivating more when he hears the bell.
However, you cannot stop the body’s natural hunger response.
Tibetan Mastiffs Overheat Quite Easily
Because Mastiffs, including TMs, can be so large, it is easy for them to overheat in the hot summer sun. They become more agitated when they heat up and start to pant more.
If your dog is being exposed to heat, he will naturally drowse. However, you need to watch him attentively to make sure he isn’t slobbering while outside.
Dogs that are excessively hot and drooling can be more susceptible to heat-related problems. These conditions can cause serious health problems for your Mastiff if they aren’t treated.
Drooling More When Older
You might notice that your Mastiff is drooling more as he gets older. This is normal with large-breed dogs, and you should prepare for it.
You might be tempted to believe that your Mastiff won’t develop this terrible habit if he doesn’t drool yet. Your Mastiff is only a matter of time until he starts drooling. This is especially true if he has particular triggers throughout the day.
Young Mastiff Puppies Not Drooling?
He might drool occasionally as a puppy, usually when he’s hungry, or after drinking water. As your puppy ages, you’ll notice that he starts to drool more consistently and without any triggers.
If you are really lucky, your Mastiff will not start drooling up until the time he turns 18. The physical size may also determine the speed at which the drooling begins.
As he becomes an adult, the drooling process has started, and more saliva will be secreted as his lips and mouth begin to droop, and the never-ending cycle of drooling will escalate.
Mastiff Drooling Triggers
If your Mastiff is not exposed to certain triggers, there’s a chance that he won’t develop a drooling problem. However, he can’t stop drooling when he feels his triggers!
As mentioned, many TMs drool because they are hungry or have just had a glass of water. You might observe your dog’s tendency to drool more when he gets home from a walk or at dinner.
Another trigger is hotter temperatures. If the season changes to summer and your Mastiff spends more time outside, he may start drooling more.
You can try to reduce the amount of drool your Mastiff produces by limiting his exposure to triggers if you really need to control it.
How much do Mastiffs drool?
There are many factors that will affect the amount of drooling your T Mastiff produces. Although it is almost certain that your pet will drool every day, the amount will depend on his physical size as well as the triggers that he experiences throughout the day.
Also, it will depend on how much you consider “a lot” of drool. The drooling habits that TMs exhibit might not feel so bad if you have had a large breed dog that is prone to drooling in the past.
Loads Of Dog Drool!
We’ve already discussed that Mastiffs are more prone to drooling because of their size and the shape of their lips and mouths. We’ve also mentioned that your Mastiff will drool more if he is outside or spends a lot of hours in the summer heat than he would indoors.
It could also be based on how many times he drinks water and how much food he eats. Perhaps you have noticed that he won’t seem to be drooling as much if he does these things less frequently throughout the day. In other words, TM dogs don’t drool without a reason.
Do Mastiffs Slobber More Than Other Dogs?
Most Mastiffs drool quite a lot, but it ultimately comes down to the size and age of your dog, how exposed he is to drooling triggers, and individual variations. Some Mastiffs have looser lips and drink an inordinate amount of water, which increases drooling. Other Mastiffs hardly drool at all.
Bullmastiffs, Tibetan Mastiffs, and Cane Corsos have large, overhanging jaws that contribute to drooling. However, TMs drool less than most other Mastiffs.
How To Stop A Mastiff From Salivating?
Your dog’s natural response to their environment and actions will cause them to drool. You cannot stop them from doing it. However, there are a few things you can do to minimize the impact on your house and daily life.
You need to first consider why your TM is drooling so much and what you can do to reduce this. Once you have this information, you can begin to treat your TM drooling.
Avoid Excessive Heating
Dogs who spend time outdoors will pant and sweat to cool off, allowing them to return to their natural body temperature.
You can reduce his drooling by keeping him away from the heat and allowing him to spend more time indoors when it becomes hot and humid. This will help you protect him against heat-related diseases.
It is best to restrict how much time your dog spends outside and give him breaks when becoming too hot or tired. This will help protect your Mastiff’s from excessive heat and drooling.
Time To Spread The Meal Times!
You should encourage your furry friend to eat meals instead of allow free feedings. This will allow you to schedule your TMs meals and keep him from eating a lot. The reason is that dogs salivate naturally when they are hungry or think about food.
Also, this will help you to prepare for any drool cleanup that may occur. You can also be there with a towel or rag when you serve him something to eat.
Although it won’t completely stop drooling it can be helpful to address it as it happens.
Why Some Tibetan Mastiffs Salivate More Than Other TMs
There are a variety of reasons why your TM may be drooling more than usual, as we’ve already addressed. These are the most common reasons Mastiffs drool harder than usual.
- After playing and being fatigue
- Being hungry
- Getting overheated
- Drinking lots of water
It is normal for your T Mastiff to drool when being exposed to these triggers, and that is usually not something you need to be concerned about. If you think something is wrong, you might consider taking your Mastiff to the vet.
There are certain circumstances that should be considered. If your Mastiff starts drooling in greater quantities or more frequently, even though he has not been exposed to any “drooling triggers”, you should be aware of these signs.
Aside from external triggers, below is a list of possible causes for excessive drooling in Tibetan Mastiffs.
- Motion sickness
- Mouth infections
Your veterinarian should be consulted immediately if your pet is excessively drooling due to any of these conditions, since they can cause serious health problems for your dog.
T Mastiff Saliva Cleaning
Although it is near-impossible to altogether stop your Mastiff from drooling, there are ways you can clean up excess saliva. Inexpensive methods that might soon become part of your daily routine is to use drool bibs and towels to keep your floor free from excessive TM drool.
Dog drool bibs sound exactly like they are: you simply tie it around your Mastiff’s neck in order to catch any drool as it comes out. This will prevent drool from accumulating on your floors and furniture.
These bibs are great because you don’t need to wear them everywhere but can use them when your Mastiff is doing activities that cause excessive drooling.
This could mean that you put it on before you give him a meal. You don’t have to use a dog’s drool-bib when he’s outside, since drooling outdoors is perfectly normal.
An alternative to bibs is bandanas. A bandana can be worn all day by your TM, and you’ll be able to see his drool while also looking smart!
T Mastiff Drool Towels
You might consider another option if your dog is resistant to you putting a bib around him at dinnertime and invest in a dog drool towel.
These towels can do exactly what they say and are usually super absorbent, so you don’t have to touch the dog’s drool. So, if you or your TM don’t fancy cool looking bandanas, then towels is an option for you!
Tibetan Dog Drool Rugs & Mats
Rugs and mats can be a great addition to your home and people won’t even notice that they’re there to pick up dog drool! Consider where your dog drools most and simply put the rug or mat at that spot.
He’s probably drooling right before and after he eats. If using a mat or rug, you don’t have to put a bib on him or clean up after each meal. An absorbent mat or rug to collect the drool where it is most prevalent will do the job for you!
You can wash the rug or mat every few days, or even weeks depending on how often s/he drools. Pet store chains have a wide selection of absorbent mats and rugs that you can use.