My 6 year Beagle is almost perfect pet- he rarely barks, is very playful and fairly obedient

All that goes for a toss when it is feeding time. He drools so much in anticipation of being fed, and leaves pools of drool puddles all over. It is not that he isn't being fed enough- he is almost always a step away from obese. I am pretty sure he can't stop eating till he is physically unable to !

I kind of hoped that this drooling would decrease with age but on the contrary, it seems to increase

I know it is involuntary but cleaning after him is taking a toll. Vets I have talked to couldn't offer any help

Would love to hear from folks here (PS: That's him on my Avatar)

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    Websearching "beagle drooling" suggests that it isn't uncommon, may just be excited thoughts of food.... But if it happens when not eating it could be an indication of disease – keshlam May 18 '16 at 18:39
  • @keshlam: Thanks. It doesn't happen when not eating. Guess it's something we have to accept- had a variety of dogs over last three decades but it never was a problem – beeshyams May 18 '16 at 18:47
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    My neighbour's dog (8 year old golden retriever) does that a lot ( I mean a LOT of drooling) when he sees us eating or before it is fed while my dog doesn't. I think it is natural for some kinds of dogs. I don't know about beagles, though... – papakias May 19 '16 at 11:58

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