4 Reasons Why English Bulldogs Drool (and What You Can Do About It)

Ever wondered why English Bulldogs drool so much? Dive into the drool-filled world of Bulldogs with surprising facts and jaw-dropping tips to handle the slobber!

4 Reasons Why English Bulldogs Drool (and What You Can Do About It)
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Hey Bulldog Dads,

It's Lee here, back with another tail-wagging story about my adorable English Bulldog, Luna. Today, we're tackling a slobbery subject that many of you have asked about: Do English Bulldogs drool?

If you're a fellow Bulldog dad, you've probably noticed your pup's tendency to drool. Well, Luna's no exception, and I'm here to share my experiences and insights on this drooly dilemma.

Why Does My English Bulldog Drool So Much?

1. Breed Characteristics

English Bulldogs are known for their loose, saggy skin and distinctive facial structure, which often leads to drooling. Luna's got those classic Bulldog wrinkles and jowls, which, while incredibly cute, don't do a great job of keeping saliva in her mouth. It's just a part of her charm! All of this drool compounds to make those pesky wrinkles smell.

2. Excitement and Anticipation

Just like us when we see our favorite food, Bulldogs tend to drool in anticipation of meals or treats. Luna goes into full-on drool mode when she knows it's dinner time or when I'm holding her favorite snack.

3. Heat and Exercise

These dogs aren't the most athletic, and even a little exercise or heat can get them panting and drooling. I always keep an eye on Luna during our walks, especially on warmer days, to ensure she stays cool and comfortable.

Do English bulldogs drool
Luna drooling in the heat

4. Dental Health

Dental issues can also cause excessive drooling. Regular dental check-ups are crucial for Bulldogs. Luna's vet visits have taught me that keeping her teeth clean can significantly reduce drooling caused by dental problems.

Managing Your Bulldog's Drooling

Quick Tips:

  • Regular Cleaning: Keep those Bulldog wrinkles and jowls clean to prevent skin irritation and infections.
  • Stay Cool: Always provide plenty of water and shade, especially after playtime or walks.
  • Dental Care: Regular dental check-ups and cleanings are a must.
  • Drool Bibs: Luna doesn’t have a collection of drool bibs but apparently they help manage the slobber in style.

When to See the Vet?

If you notice a sudden increase in drooling or other concerning symptoms, it's best to consult your vet.

Read more: Introducing ‘The Vet’

Wrapping Up the Drool

So, Bulldog dads, while English Bulldogs do drool, it's a manageable quirk of our lovable companions. Embrace it as part of their unique charm! Luna and I would love to hear your drooly Bulldog stories and tips. Drop them in the comments below!

Until next time, keep those tails wagging!