How Much Drool is Normal for a Pug?
– Of course when a Pug licks someone, it's normal for that kiss to be very wet.; some refer to this as 'sloppy kisses'. And it's common for a Pug to have some spittle and little bits of drool flying out of his mouth if he's running or otherwise engaging in exercise
Also, it really is true that some dogs drool in anticipation of food, either seeing it being prepared or hearing the sounds of preparation. Really enthusiastic Pugs may drool a bit just hearing the words 'Dinner time' or another term that lets them know that food is on its way.
In addition, the salivary glands, which produce saliva and thus leading to drooling, can be triggered by excitement; so it's not uncommon for a Pug to drool a bit more than normal if he is really excited by something.
In general, minor to moderate drooling that happens occasionally is no reason for concern.
- If there is an overflow of saliva (an excessive amount being produced to the point that it dribbles or drops from the mouth), this is referred to as ptyalism or hypersalivation.
It's a good idea to take note of what is normal for your particular Pug in regard to drool, so that it is clear to you if there is a sudden increase. In some cases, this can be a minor issue, but in others it can be a serious red flag of an emergency situation.
In general, however, if a Pug is drooling to the point that bubbles of spit are forming all around his mouth or large streaks of drool are hanging down or falling from his mouth, this is considered excessive.