Dog Drips Water Everywhere After Drinking (What to Do)

Jasmine Okechukwu
Dog Drips Water Everywhere After Drinking

Does your dog drip water everywhere after drinking? Many dog owners would agree that it is not uncommon to find water spilled on the floor after their furry friend takes a sip. However, this can be very extreme for some dogs, and they leave a messy puddle every time they take a sip.

Undoubtedly, not only is this frustrating to clean up, but it can also damage flooring and furniture. Fortunately, you can take some simple steps to minimize the mess.

Although this will require steps, sometime, and patience, it is better than having to mop the floor after your dog constantly.

In this article, you will find all the essential information that can help you get hold of the situation and help minimize the mess so that you can enjoy a happier, cleaner home for you and your four-legged companion.

Reasons Why Your Dog Drips Water Everywhere After Drinking

There are just a few possibilities, and if you are concerned after trying these steps, it is always best to consult with the vet to rule out any underlying health issues. Here are some possible reasons why your dog drips water everywhere after drinking;

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  1. Some breeds with longer muzzles and floppy lips breeds such as St. Bernards or bloodhounds, are more prone to drooling and dripping water after drinking it.
  2. Health issues are factors to also consider when this happens excessively and constantly. Dental problems, mouth infections, or a blocked salivary gland, can result in excessive drooling and water dripping.
  3. Some dogs lap up water very quickly and aggressively, which can result in them not swallowing properly and water getting stuck in their mouths, leading to drips.
  4. Another possibility is the temperature. If the water is too cold, your dog might drink too fast, resulting in some of the water dripping out.

What To Do When Your Dog Drips Water After Drinking Water

It is very understandable to be very frustrated when this keeps happening. Having to clean up after your dog when they create messes in the house is enough trouble already combined with the many other pet-related activities you get involved in every day.

Undoubtedly, you will need advice on how to stop this habit or behavior in your dog. The following is what you can do when this keeps repeating itself;

1. Observe Your Dog

If your dog keeps dripping water constantly after drinking, look closely at the behavior and frequency of the dripping. Make a note of any other accompanying symptoms like coughing or excessive panting, and inform your vet.

2. Ensure Your Dog Is Healthy

Although dripping water after drinking is common for dogs, it is always essential to ensure your dog’s health is good. Make an appointment with your vet to ensure your dog has no underlying health issues.

3. Use A Towel Or Waterproof Mat

Once your dog has finished drinking water, you can use a towel to wipe off the excess water around their mouth and any other area which may have gotten wet. You can also use a waterproof mat. Just place a wide enough waterproof mat around your dog’s drinking or feeding area. This step will help keep the floor dry and clean.

4. Use Elevated Water Bowl

One solution to help reduce dripping after drinking is using an elevated water bowl. A raised bowl will prevent your dog from stretching or leaning down too far and thus reduce the amount of water consumed at one time.  

5. Slow Down The Drinking Process

Another way to prevent dripping after drinking is to slow the drinking process. Invest in a slow feeder bowl that will limit the water your dog drinks at any given time. This will greatly help reduce the amount of water that splashes or drops when or after they are done drinking.


Dripping water after drinking is generally not an issue for dogs, but it is always best to consult with your vet.

By using a towel to wipe the excess water, using an elevated water bowl, and investing in a slow feeder, you can reduce the amount of dripping your dog experiences after drinking water.

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