Why Do Female Dogs Drool Around Male Dogs?

By Julie •  Updated: 05/19/22 •  3 min read
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Why Do Female Dogs Drool Around Male Dogs?

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Noting is more adorable than dogs playing together! Many dogs love playing with other dogs, running around, sniffing one another, and having fun! But what does it mean if your female dog drools around male dogs?

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There are several reasons a female dog may start to drool around male dogs. Let’s take a look!

1. Happiness

When a dog is happy, you know it! Dogs look happy, and how this in their faces, tail wags, and more! Some female dogs may even drool around male dogs because they’re happy!

When your dog is happy, she’s relaxed, wagging her tail, and may have a “smile” on her face. Her tongue may even hang out the side of her mouth, with drool coming out, too!

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This type of drooling is normal and nothing to worry about. It means your female dog is happy to see and play with the male dogs!

2. Sexual Excitement

Another common reason for a female dog to drool around male dogs is sexual excitement. It’s possible that your female dog may be excited to be around male dogs if she’s in heat.

If your female dog is in heat and you don’t want her to have puppies, it’s imperative to have her fixed. Otherwise, the male dogs will vie for her attention and try to mate with her!

3. Stress

Female dogs may also drool around male dogs because of stress. This may be the case if your female dog is meeting some new male canines. One of the males may not be that friendly and could cause your dog to feel stressed.

About the only thing you can do in this situation is to remove your female dog to a place where she feels calm and at ease. However, if your female dog seems to have a regular problem with drooling around male dogs, it may be a good idea to have her checked by the vet. She may need something to help calm her nerves or even special socialization to learn how to behave around other dogs.

4. Fear

A female dog may also drool around male dogs if she’s afraid. Is one or more of the male dogs being aggressive? If so, it’s a good idea to take your female dog home, where she can feel relaxed and safe.

Your dog may need more socialization and/or need to avoid certain dogs that act aggressively toward her.

Summing It Up

There you have it! These are the most common reasons a female dog may drool around male dogs. If you’re ever worried about your fur baby drooling too much, be sure to take her to the vet. The vet will let you know if there’s anything to worry about with your female dog’s drooling.

 

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Julie

Julie is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, where she studied Animal science. Though contrary to the opinion of her parents she was meant to study pharmacy, but she was in love with animals especially cats. Julie currently works in an animal research institute (NGO) in California and loves spending quality time with her little cat. She has the passion for making research about animals, how they survive, their way of life among others and publishes it. Julie is also happily married with two kids.
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