My pup has always been a very messy drinker. She does not drool at all, but when she drinks she takes big mouthfuls of water and then wanders away, dribbling water for 15 or more feet. (grrrr) My hardwood floors do not like this, our sock-feet would get soaked all the time, and nothing we did made any difference to neaten up her drinking habits.
Last week I thought about it and noticed that our floors have been a lot less wet lately. And then I realized that since we quit kibble and started feeding raw that the pup's water consumption has dropped by a ton. She drinks probably 1/3 as much water as she used to, and when she does drink it is not with that old thirsty, gulping post-meal desperation that she had when eating kibble. My floors and my socks are SO HAPPY.