Dogs do some strange things at times! But have you ever noticed your male dog chattering? Is this anything to be worried about?
Has your male dog been chattering his teeth? Are you worried that he may have something wrong with him? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We understand it can be scary when your dog acts like this.
We’ve put together some information about why male dogs chatter and how you can help your dog. Let’s get started!
What is Chattering in Male Dogs?
Some male dogs click their teeth together very fast. It has been described in different ways, such as jittering, clicking, clacking, and more. If you’re not sure what’s happening, this can be scary to see in your dog. Why on earth would a male dog do this?
There are several reasons a male dog may chatter, including:
- Excitement: the male dog may be excited about something, such as a female dog in heat, food that smells good to him, or even seeing the vet.
- Nervousness: if a dog is nervous, they may chatter their teeth. This may also be a sign of stress.
- Fear: is another reason that a male dog may chatter his teeth.
- Cold: when a dog is too cold, he may chatter his teeth, much like we do.
- Pain: may also cause a dog to chatter his teeth.
- Oral issues: a male dog may also chatter his teeth if he has oral problems, such as broken or infected teeth, abscesses in the gums, and more.
- Seizure disorder: dogs that have a seizure may also chatter their teeth.
Should I Be Worried About My Dog’s Teeth Chattering?
If your male dog is chattering his teeth, it’s imperative to see if he’s showing any other symptoms, such as:
- Drooling (may indicate an oral problem, excitement, he’s eaten something toxic)
- Licking (something may have excited the dog—this is usually nothing to worry about)
- Avoids chewing (another symptom of oral problems)
- Pupils are dilated (may indicate a seizure)
- Something exciting is happening (this is normal chattering and nothing to worry about)
- Nervous, stress, fear (try to figure out what’s causing your dog’s distress)
If your dog seems to be in pain, having a seizure, has tooth problems, dilated pupils, or is drooling, these are indications that it’s time to call the vet. Your dog needs to be checked to see if he has an underlying health condition.
If your dog seems to be excited, stressed, or scared, try to figure out what’s causing him to feel this way. Excitement is normal, but if your dog is fearful or stressed, it’s essential to find the cause and solve it.
These are the main reasons a dog may chatter and how you can help him. In many cases, chattering is completely normal. But if your dog does this all of a sudden and he’s not chattered before, it’s best to see if you can figure out what’s causing this behavior. And do call the vet if your fur baby seems to have a physical issue that’s causing his chattering.