Question by  Aprilmay (34)

Should I be concerned if my cat is drooling?


Answer by  anyotherword (7)

Cats drool because they are scared, nauseated, have a hairball, or are motion sick. These cause temporary drooling and should remedy themselves. Seek a vet's advice for diagnosis and treatment.


Answer by  Teaberry (846)

It could be caused by regualr salivation from the smell of food, an illness and/or injury. One sign to note is if the cat has inflamation any part in the mouth, paying special attention to the gums. If symptoms seen to cause pain or is problematic, consult a vet immediately.


Answer by  Tigerbelle (252)

A drooling cat is a common thing amongst this species. While it is usually found in older cats, any cat can be prone to drooling, usually when content. Other problems this could suggest are tooth decay. It is important that you take your cat to a qualified veterinarian every 6 months in order to determine health problems.


Answer by  craftheart (392)

Your cat could be drooling or salivating from something that she ate. Lizards are notorious for causing this. It is also possible that there is a dental problem going on causing the drool. Cats will also drool if they have an infection by feline herpes virus. Check with your vet.


Answer by  CEEFORINA (784)

Some cats are natural dribblers and usually do this when they are being petted to express extreme contentment. If your cat suddenly starts to drool, then it is time to ask the vet to check them out, as it may be a sign that they have a dental problem, gum infection or even have something lodged in their throat.


Answer by  cmkekbif (778)

No, in fact many cats do this while purring or padding as a sign of happiness or contentment. If it bothers you, put a towel nearby.

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