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Our nearly one year old mini pig male has started drooling non stop this morning.  Notice this morning when he came inside for after going to the bathroom.  He does eat grass.

I am not a veterinarian and can not make a medical diagnosis or prescribe treatment over the internet.

A number of things can cause excessive drooling. The most serious, and hopefully least likely, cause is poison.

Two common causes of drooling are insect bites and potent plants. When pigs snurdle and root they uncover ground insects, like mud wasps or stinging ants. If something like this stung piggy's mouth it would cause drooling. Some plants, like hot peppers, are not poisonous but still pack a punch. Things like stinging nettle can make a pig drool.

Teething is another cause of drooling. Pigs have three sets of teeth in their lives, and their final molars don't erupt until they are almost 3 years old. So, if piggy has a loose, irritated tooth, that could cause drooling.

Another possible cause is fright or upset. Many pigs will make a smacking sound when they are upset, angry or frightened, and will drool and foam while smacking.

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Helen Morrison


Pot-bellied or other miniature pet pig care, including diet, housing, training, health care. Can provide information about zoning, adoption, supplies, and organizations. Questions about any kind of pet swine are welcome!


Owning, raising, and caring for small pet swine, including "Vietnamese" pot-bellied pigs since 1992.

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