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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:04 PM
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Wet Crate

I have what I believe to be a bit of a wierd question. I have a 12 week old Rottie X Husky which we crate while we are out. We give him a Kong and a toy while in the crate. When he comes out of the crate he is very very wet. It is not pee as there is no odour, I am pretty sure it is slobber. We are about to move him up to a larger crate as he has almost out grown his current crate. When I mean wet his chest, face and front paws are soaked and it is getting worse not better. His toys are also very wet. Is there something we shoudl do when we move him into the bigger crate to slow down the self drowning process. He is very happy to see us when we let him out of the crate and he goes right out side but when he comes in to say hello we get soaked as well.

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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:05 PM
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yup sounds like goober to me. some dogs just goober alot, is it hot where he is being crated, keeping him cooler might help..
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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:12 PM
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He is right by an vet and the AC is on, maybe I should make it a little coller. When he is moved to the bigger vrate should I put water in it, I never have with my other dogs when they were little but this is my 1st Rotti. Or maybe more toys will keep him busy.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 06:16 PM
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i have never put water in with my dogs, you could try it. i'm not sure if rotti's are one of the goober breeds, my golden is and if he's hot he goobers somethin awful. Remember what is cool to you may not be to a fuzzbutt with a furcoat on.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 09:38 PM
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If it is not too hot, my next guess would be stress. In that case, it will slow down once he's more adjusted to the crate and his people leaving the house without him. I don't think I wouldn't put water in a crate with a puppy.....too hard to hold their bladder!
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Old August 14th, 2008, 09:40 PM
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ooops my bad, i didn't see doggies age, nope noooo water...
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Old August 15th, 2008, 12:41 AM
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I suspect the stress factor, too, water101. Our Brier drools excessively when he's in the kennel. We keep a roll of paper towels handy to dry him off before he's allowed to say hello.

The salivation used to be due to separation anxiety, which still bothers him to some extent...but we also put him in his crate while the other dogs are eating and he's waiting for meals... Those are drooliest times... It's sort of a Pavlovian reaction now, I suspect--crate means suppertime, which means it's time to drool...
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Old August 15th, 2008, 01:48 PM
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It sounds like the puppy is experiencing a little anxiety. Dogs require water. I would absolutely put a small amount of water in a bowl. Also, it all depends on how long you are leaving him in the crate during the day. If you work an 8hour day - water should be available.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 02:27 PM
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I agree with BenMax about the water and with everyone else about the stress.......excitement causes the same reaction in my lab/shepherd, she soaks her chin, chest , legs and anyone within slobbering distance....
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Old August 15th, 2008, 05:08 PM
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Are you giving the dog a frozen kong? I used to give my labX a frozen kong and there was always a soaking wet mess when we came home (that being the bedding where she got to eat it). So it could be a combination of stress, or it could be from the kong and excessive chewing on it. It doesn't sound like anything to worry about though, unless the dog is showing obvious signs of distress from anxiety.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 05:56 PM
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The Kong is not frozen and he is never upset when he comes out, he is actually very happy. It happens even if we leave him in it for 15 minutes or so. I am not concerned too much about it was just looking to see if anyone had any idea's to control it.
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