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minesmoria
February 8th, 2007, 08:45 PM
I have a one year old, rotti x when drinks hlft the water comes back out.

I was told you can get the skin flap on the side of it's mouth made smaller to reduce the spillage.

Is this true?

Prin
February 8th, 2007, 08:54 PM
No. It's not true. Please don't even think about slicing up your dog just because it drools.

VanHull
February 8th, 2007, 08:56 PM
I've never heard of that procedure. All dogs drip water to some extent, though. My rottie drips water and my pit bull drips too. Is it a big concern for you?

Hunter's_owner
February 8th, 2007, 09:05 PM
Yeah that isn't true at all. It is their mouth, they need it left like it is supposed to be;)

My doggies drool after drinking water too, it is just a part of a dog's life:shrug:

mafiaprincess
February 8th, 2007, 09:08 PM
If a wet floor is a concern, I suggest you rethink dog ownership.

joeysmama
February 8th, 2007, 09:20 PM
My dog isn't a "drool-y" type but he has a beard that gets wet when he drinks. He'll jump up on the couch looking oh so cute and I just want a snuggle and I find out he has a cold wet face and it's dripping on my cozy blankie.

Oh well--one of the joys of being on his staff. :p

It doesn't sound as if your dog has a problem that's causing him discomfort. And he IS getting enough to drink right? The problem isn't such that he isn't able to get enough water ??

As long as he is healthy don't put him through any unnecessary procedures. Just love him up.:love:

minesmoria
February 8th, 2007, 09:20 PM
If a wet floor is a concern, I suggest you rethink dog ownership.

I was told this by a person who use to work at the vet office, i foreget what they call it but they cut/reduce the flappy skin make it tighter sew it up and it make's a big difference no flappy skin for the water to drip out of!

She said the vet here's done it many time no big deal.

joeysmama
February 8th, 2007, 09:21 PM
You might try putting an old bath towel under his dish to absorb any water that spills out of his mouth. That might keep it from getting all over--or making the floors slippery or whatever.

technodoll
February 8th, 2007, 09:27 PM
I was told this by a person who use to work at the vet office, i foreget what they call it but they cut/reduce the flappy skin make it tighter sew it up and it make's a big difference no flappy skin for the water to drip out of!

either this is some big joke, or some vet needs his license revoked :eek: :mad: good god what is this world coming to? :yell:

rainbow
February 8th, 2007, 09:39 PM
I'm still shaking my head. :eek: That is absolutely bizarre :mad: .....please don't consider it. :sad:

Spirit
February 8th, 2007, 09:48 PM
That is the dumbest procedure I have ever heard of.

:offtopic: My dog has his own wash(face)cloth(towel), and I trained him at a young age to wipe his face after he takes a drink. I used to wipe it for him, and I'd leave his cloth hanging over his food/water bowl, so now if he takes a big drink, he'll pull it off the hook, hold it to the ground with his paws, and wipe his face.

I thought this would be a really cute trick (and less messy for me), but when he was younger, it was kind of a pain to teach that this towel wasn't his to playtoy. Now he knows that it's for "post-drink face washing only" (and will often use it to wipe up after a drink), but he STILL won't hang it back up. He'll pick up his toys and put them all away in his toy box, but do you think I can get him to hang up that towel??? NOOOOOOO.....

Damn dogs... gotta pick everything up for them! lol ;)

Peepmouse
February 8th, 2007, 10:00 PM
My old Springer had surgery on her jowls done, but not because of the water dripping, it was because she had too much jowl and develope an infection. It's called lipfold dermatitis, so they cut a small amount of the loose skin out the tighten everything up. She still dribbled water everywhere, and so does my border collie/blue heeler x. It's like they forget to swallow the last little bit that's in their mouth!:yuck:

erykah1310
February 8th, 2007, 10:42 PM
Wow... k regardless if you get your dogs mouth "tampered with" they are still going to lose some water after drinking. One of my dog dropps most of his water but out the front.
How much does this "water dripping" bother you to consider having your dogs face operated on for cosmetic reasons????

Dracko
February 8th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Dracko is so good about eating/drinking. Never makes a mess at all. Maybe GSD don't usually dribble water? Never noticed any water around his dish unless it is accidentally spilled when I give it to him.

angeldogs
February 9th, 2007, 04:15 AM
thats ah sick:sick: after jag drinks most of the time.you need rubber boots.water everywhere.

pitgrrl
February 9th, 2007, 08:11 AM
That is the dumbest procedure I have ever heard of.

:offtopic: My dog has his own wash(face)cloth(towel), and I trained him at a young age to wipe his face after he takes a drink. I used to wipe it for him, and I'd leave his cloth hanging over his food/water bowl, so now if he takes a big drink, he'll pull it off the hook, hold it to the ground with his paws, and wipe his face.

I thought this would be a really cute trick (and less messy for me), but when he was younger, it was kind of a pain to teach that this towel wasn't his to playtoy. Now he knows that it's for "post-drink face washing only" (and will often use it to wipe up after a drink), but he STILL won't hang it back up. He'll pick up his toys and put them all away in his toy box, but do you think I can get him to hang up that towel??? NOOOOOOO.....

Damn dogs... gotta pick everything up for them! lol ;)

That is just about the cutest thing I've ever heard. Now I almost wish my dogs did dribble water so that I could teach them that. Perhaps they could learn to wipe their own feet at the door?:laughing:

Lise
February 9th, 2007, 08:16 AM
You want to see drippy face you should see Happy,he drips gallons and I have to haul it with buckets so he can do it!

OntarioGreys
February 9th, 2007, 09:54 AM
OMG that is crazy, sick and insane!!! I would hate to think what he would have done to Callie who used to love putting her feet in the bowl.... amputate her legs????

I had a cocker whose face was paralysed he could feel water or food in his mouth and could not tell when it was time to swallow his saliva, so he was aways dripping or if he shook, food would fly everywhere, I spent a lot of time mopping, washing walls, wiping, washing and drying his face to make sure he would not get lipfold infections, applying ointments to his eye to prevent the eyes from drying out since he could not blink, I was totally lost when he passed away at 7 years not knowing what to do with myself after 3 years of caring for him and how many tears I shed wishing I could have more years moping up after him, I would never have considered mutilating him just to make my life easier

joeysmama
February 9th, 2007, 11:33 AM
OG, that reminds me of how poor Joey had all his eye problems and even after the procedure to correct them we still had to apply ointment twice a day. And he was a badly abused rescue who would "go gremlin" the minute we tried to administer the ointment. It was a two man job. It involved thick gloves, sneaking up from behind--all carefully choreographed.

Friends used to love to be here when it was time for Joey's meds.

And immediately after he was all tail wagging and affection waiting for his treat.

He's been gone sice November 2005 :sad: and we still miss him, are still paying off his medical bills, and wouldn't mind one more chance to give him his medicine, and pay his vet bill. Poor little guy ! (There's no face sad enough to insert here !)

Catzig
February 9th, 2007, 11:50 AM
Dracko is so good about eating/drinking. Never makes a mess at all. Maybe GSD don't usually dribble water? Never noticed any water around his dish unless it is accidentally spilled when I give it to him.

My GSD does it on purpose! She takes a drink, moves her head away from the bowl and watches the dribble hit the floor.

I can't imagine a vet agreeing to do something like this just to prevent dribbles of water!

Maxine
February 9th, 2007, 12:20 PM
Horrible...:sick:

Please don't do this

Maxine

Scott_B
February 9th, 2007, 12:58 PM
I agree. No offense, but your nuts if you'd actually consider this. What next, remove its bark? maybe shave it clean because it sheds? just wow :rolleyes:

Rottielover
February 9th, 2007, 01:01 PM
Wow is right, it is amazing what people will do for money (vets I mean ).
Also, just to let you know if this dumb surgery occurs, you do realize water can still leave the dogs mouth. Harley has no loose lips, but let me tell you, he does not dare to finish his drink over the bowl, he walks away to finish it. Leaving water drops all over the floor. HAHAHAHA

angeldogs
February 9th, 2007, 11:48 PM
if it's not water it's food.jag also takes a mouth full of food spit it out then finish the food in the bowl.he drinks laying down and still gets water everywhere.and i wouldn't do that.it's a sin.i love my droopy lips.

Prin
February 10th, 2007, 01:47 AM
Scott, don't give them any ideas. :rolleyes: :sad:

Whatever happened to good ol' trusty dog towels? :shrug:

joeysmama
February 10th, 2007, 10:55 AM
I just wanted to throw this out there too. Have you considered that surgery is never without risks? You might be going from the frying pan into the fire. What if they botched it and wound up causing the guy more trouble? What if he has trouble with his sutures, has issues with eating, etc?

Anywa, I hope you see that this is not a great solution. Please post back so we can know what's going on. We're all just concerned about his welfare.

meb999
February 10th, 2007, 11:08 AM
well, I'm not the jowls have THAT much to with drooling...
here are Buster's jowls:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/meb999/cutie.jpg

and my dad's dog Harry's :
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/meb999/Harry_droopylr.jpg

and my friend' dog Jack:
http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a13/meb999/jackme.jpg

WEll, Buster are HUGE compared the two others -- So he should be alot more drooly than the two others right? WRONG!! Buster drools a little water when he drinks, but Harry drool huge puddles (like insane amounts of water) when he drinks...So since he has the same jowls as Jack, then they should drool the same, right? WRONG AGAIN!! Jack who doesn't drool nearly as much....so I doubt making your dogs jowls smaller will help.

What you need is a towel...

Prin
February 10th, 2007, 02:14 PM
Oh I just want to grab Busters jowlies!!! :lovestruck: :laughing:

rainbow
February 10th, 2007, 02:23 PM
Me too....he has the most lovable looking jowlies. :lovestruck:

Hmmm....I'm thinking we scared the OP away. :o

meb999
February 10th, 2007, 04:39 PM
Buster says thank you on complementing his jowlies :D ...they're my favorite!! And I'm completely serious, he really doesn't drool much water....

cherokee
February 10th, 2007, 05:48 PM
well since we are on this subject.....misty drewls like she has drank water especialy when you say treat!!!! so out comes the shop towel wipe her chin... give her a treat..... wipe again (she needs a baby bib )lol.... but i wouldn't change that for anything... i would like to teach her to wipe her own chin.....but then she would have to learn to do laundary....:laughing: but we have to wear rubber boots in the kitchen when she drinks i think she forgets to swallow the last cupful..:laughing:

meb999
February 10th, 2007, 06:24 PM
.... but i wouldn't change that for anything... i would like to teach her to wipe her own chin.....

Hey you laugh, but my BIL's Golden has his own towel hanging on the stove handle, and he WIPES HIS OWN MOUTH -- after drinking, after eating, he walks over, and rubs his mouth on the towel! I've never seen anything like it! BIL says he never tought him that or anything!! :D

OntarioGreys
February 10th, 2007, 07:14 PM
I love Busters jowlies, that is a great picture

I agree it is not the jowls, none of my dogs have floppy jowls but I still get the puddles, some dogs will simply walk awa from their bowl before finishing the last swallow of water so the last bit pours on the floor, it is my ones that easily get distracted, that are the worse water droolers.

mummummum
February 10th, 2007, 07:31 PM
Darn...where's that little smurfie smilie we had ?

angeldogs
February 10th, 2007, 09:35 PM
i love that handsome Busters jowles also i love doopy lips.that's one of the things i love about my boy.