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What is Hypersalivation?

Cats in general are not prone to drooling. Because it is uncommon, getting a veterinary assessment is the best course of action, to determine whether the hypersalivation is harmless or serious. The earlier that a health issue is detected, the more likely it can be successfully treated. Secondary bacterial infections can develop if mouth injuries are left too long. Saliva can also irritate the mouth and, in response, the immune system will cause the body to section the excess saliva off in a cavity. If the drool has a foamy appearance, the situation may prove to be fatal.

A cat may salivate or drool for many different reasons. While drooling is a normal body function, excessive drooling, or hypersalivation, can be cause for concern. Normal drooling is usually accompanied by excitement or pleasure in the cat. Abnormal drooling appears suddenly, and can last for hours. A cat who has overheated may begin to hypersalivate. Certain diseases, injuries, and viruses can also cause a cat to drool excessively.

Symptoms of Hypersalivation in Cats

While most signs of drooling are associated with the mouth, many underlying issues will create multiple symptoms throughout the body. All of these secondary symptoms should be noted, as they can make identifying the health problem easier. Symptoms are as follows:

  • Excessive drooling (sometimes lasting for hours)
  • Blood in the saliva
  • Bad breath
  • Inability to eat or drink
  • Swelling or masses in the mouth
  • Vomiting
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Labored breathing

Causes of Hypersalivation in Cats

The cause of the excessive drooling may be local to the mouth, or may be a symptom of an internal problem. Sudden onset is often linked with more serious issues. While cats may drool for numerous reasons, the following are the most common.

  • Excitement
  • Nervousness
  • Being near appetizing food
  • Poisoning (from a variety of sources)
  • Medication side effects
  • Foreign body stuck in mouth tissue
  • Teething (in kittens)
  • Injury to the tongue or mouth
  • Insect stings
  • Gingivitis and other gum disease
  • Abscessed tooth
  • Stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth and lips)
  • Acid reflux
  • Rabies
  • Pseudorabies
  • Cancer of the mouth
  • Nausea
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Liver shunt
  • Chronic kidney failure
  • Heat stroke
  • Viruses (such as feline immunodeficiency virus, feline leukemia virus or feline herpesvirus)

Diagnosis of Hypersalivation in Cats

When bringing your cat to a veterinarian, be sure to provide the cat’s full medical history to help sort out potential underlying causes of excessive drooling. The veterinarian will perform a complete physical and oral examination. The cat may need to be sedated for the oral examination to be successful. All symptoms will be noted to see how they match with possible health problems. The vet will look for obvious injuries, abscesses, foreign objects, or masses within the mouth.

Full blood work will be run, including a complete blood count to help detect anemia or the presence of cancer, and a biochemical profile to find signs of metabolic disease. Urinalysis can help to assess how well the kidneys are functioning. A bile acid blood test will indicate the function of the liver. Cultures of the urine may identify bacterial infections present in the body. X-rays or ultrasounds may be used to assess organ health or to locate tumors or lesions in the mouth or body. A biopsy may need to be collected from any masses found.

Treatment of Hypersalivation in Cats

The best course of treatment will be based on the underlying issue that has been identified. Treatment is only necessary if a health problem is present.

Poisoning 

If your cat has been poisoned, the stomach may need to be emptied either by a pump or by inducing vomiting. Certain medications may be administered to counteract the effects of the poison and activated charcoal may be given to stop toxin absorption in the body.

Dental Issues 

Dental surgery may be necessary if abscesses have been found. Singular or multiple tooth extraction may also be needed. Any wounds should be cleaned, and antibiotics may be prescribed to eliminate infection.

Cancer 

If malignant tumors have been found, surgical removal may be attempted. This is only possible in certain locations of tumor growth. Both radiation therapy and chemotherapy may be used to fight cancer on a microscopic level.

Upper Respiratory Infection 

Many URIs are the result of viral infections, which have no curative treatment. Supportive care can greatly assist in recovery. This includes intravenous fluid administration, humidifier use, appetite stimulants, and feeding tubes.

Kidney or Liver Issues 

These complications may require surgery and/or ongoing care and medication application for the remainder of the cat’s life. Special diets may need to be followed to help alleviate these organ problems.

Foreign Body Presence 

To remove a foreign body causing salivation, the cat may need to be sedated. Certain cases may require surgery.

Recovery of Hypersalivation in Cats

If surgery has been part of your cat’s treatment, you will need to follow all at-home care guidelines provided by the veterinarian. This will include monitoring your cat for signs of infection near the incision site. Painkillers, medication or antibiotics may need to be administered daily. Your veterinarian will have you return for follow-up appointments to see how the surgery site is healing and to assess the overall health of the cat. 

The prognosis greatly depends on the type of health issue that has been diagnosed. Dental issues generally resolve with surgical repair, cleaning, and a good oral health routine. Recovery from being poisoned greatly depends on how fast the the poisoning was identified and what substance has been consumed. Kidney and liver disease prognoses are guarded, and often require lifelong treatment. Usually, a cat will recover from an upper respiratory infection. If the underlying cause of the infection is a virus, it may stay in the cat’s system permanently. Cancer prognosis depends on how soon it is treated and how aggressive the cancer is. If your cat is diagnosed with rabies, it will have to be euthanized. Vaccines to prevent rabies should be a part of your annual vet visit. 

Hypersalivation Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Dixon
mixed
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Clear drool in excessive amounts

I've noticed over the past few days that my cat has been excessively drooling and it appears to be getting worse everyday. He is eating normally. The drool is the only symptom but it is worrying..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3000 Recommendations
There are various causes for drooling in cats and many times it is due to dental issues especially in younger and older cats; oral trauma, poisoning, irritation, nausea, salivary gland issues among other causes may also lead to similar symptoms. I would suggest rinsing out his mouth thoroughly and checking for any signs of dental issues, trauma or foreign objects; if drooling still occurs after rinsing out the mouth you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bingsu
stray
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Breaths Faster At Rest
Diarrhea
Vomiting
Drooling

We picked up a stray a few weeks ago. Since then, his condition seems to be getting worse. Starting from diarrhoea, and recently being accompanied by vomiting and just today he started drooling and breathing quicker. Now we are unsure if it’s just that he hasn’t adjusted to food and a home or something more serious.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure if Bingsu is a dog or a cat, but either way, those signs do not sound like he is adjusting to a new home and food - those signs sound like he is sick. He should be seen by a veterinarian as soon as possible to have an examination and see what might be causing this problem for him.

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Kristof
Taby
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling, weakness

Medication Used

none

My cat has shed a lot of hairs in the past month. Yesterday I noticed that she has started drooling excessively. It’s been almost 24 hours and the drilling hasn’t stopped? What could be the cause? Are there any home remedies? Should I be worried?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3000 Recommendations
There are many possible causes for excessive drooling which may include dental issues, poisoning, oral trauma, nausea among other causes; rinse out Kristof’s mouth and check for signs of dental issues or trauma. If the drooling continues, visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Pinball
tabby
11 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My cat emerged from her hiding spot and was making a weird face and drooling it lasted maybe 3 mins and has since stopped and she is resting now should I be concerned enough to take her to the vet or see if it happens again or she keeps acting normal?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Pinball may have eaten something that tasted unpleasant - if the behavior has stopped and she seems back to normal, you should be fine to watch her to see if it keeps happening.

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Bear
dsh
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny Nose
drooling,

My cat bear started drooling a lot this morning I come gone he seems to be acting normally besides hes more attached to my side. His nose is also runny. My mom said her cat did the same thing and it ended up being a hairball for her cat. Should I take him to the vets or wait it out

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats will sometimes drool with they taste something unpleasant, when they are nauseous or nervous. Since he seems to be acting normally otherwise, you may be fine monitoring him to make sure that he is okay. If he starts vomiting, or the drooling isn't stopping today, it may be a good idea to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they can examine him and make sure that he is okay.

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David
Mom is a stray/friendly feral. He is a tiger
11 Weeks
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Still Tail
Stiffness
Yowling
Stiffening
Sneezing

Medication Used

Ofloxacin ophthalmic
Doxycycline (previous for 10 days)
Clavamox antibiotic - prev x 14 days

11.5 week old kitten has had an on-and-off URI and conjunctivitis that blinded him in one eye since 3 weeks old. Two rounds of (different antibiotics) were only a temporary fix. He is constantly stuffed up and sneezing. In the last day or so, he has started howling (as if in pain) and a couple of times acted like he forgot where the litter box is. In the last 12 hours he has started drooling (saliva is clear) and it is now associated with the howling and stiffening and is almost like clockwork every 15 minutes.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm sorry that is happening to David, that is very strange behavior. Kittens can have infectious diseases that can affect their health quite dramatically. Given the behavior that you are describing, it would be best to have him seen again by your veterinarian, as there may be more going on than just viral disease. I hope that he is okay.

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Kitty
domestic short hair
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

Cat just started drooling excessively and pawing at her mouth. I gave her a treat to see if she would eat it and she did with some difficulty. She has lost teeth before. I am thinking she might be losing another one.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. The signs that you are describing can be a sign of mouth pain, and can be caused by dental disease, growths or tumors, or other infections or disease. It would be best to have Kitty examined by a veterinarian, as they can look at her mouth, assess what might be going on, and recommend any treatment so that she is comfortable and pain free.

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moni
Female
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

loves sun bath

my cat is sick.her mouth remains slightly open.her right jaw is infected either for fish bone.for this reason salivation occurs through right jaw.my areas there is no vet for cats.
I need immediate help.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Moni it is very difficult to give specific advice and I cannot legally prescribe any prescription medications including antibiotics; however, you should ensure that if there is any foreign object in the mouth that it is removed and flush out any wound with sterile saline. It is important to try and get some medical attention as a course of antibiotics may be required as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Frank
tuxedo?
9 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

My cat Frank, just about 9 years old (I adopted her last year on valentines day) has a pet md diagnosed lipoma on her head between her ears that she’s had for a while but never caused her any trouble(just thought i’d add that) she eats very well and is actually a little tubby now but sometimes i think she has a dental issue because she prefers soft food. she’s getting older and spends some time alone so me and my partner impulsively got a kitten to maybe cheer her up, not that she’s not super cuddley and seems fine! i thought she was happy even with the new kitten, he’s a bit timid but they’re warming up. but today I was petting her on my bed and out of no where she started drooling, a little at first and then a lot, it scared her, she went to jump off the bed but stopped to watch herself drool, and then ran into her normal bathroom hiding spot. i went in there worried as all hell but she didn’t seem to be in any noticeable pain but i could tell something was off. i tried as much as she’d let me to look in her mouth, and it looked like she didn’t have a lot of back teeth and there was some saliva bubbles. i am a struggling college student living on my own and i know i don’t have the money to take her to a vet if there’s something i could do on my own, but of course frank’s life is worth every penny i have. I hope someone responds to this and it isn’t just some internet scam. i’m worried.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3000 Recommendations
It is difficult to determine an underlying cause without an examination; dental disorders are common causes of drooling especially in cats as they age. Other causes for increased saliva production may be due to foreign objects, oral trauma, poisoning, salivary gland disorders among other causes. Veterinary care can be expensive, however there may be a charity clinic or other organisation (see link below) which may be able to help you with some of the cost of care; at a minimum I would recommend at least a consult so you’ll have a diagnosis and can plan accordingly. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM www.dogingtonpost.com/need-help-with-vet-bills-or-pet-food-there-are-resources-available/

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Moley
short hair
6 Years
Serious condition
-1 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Breathing Difficulty

Medication Used

Prednisolone

My cat all of a sudden started breathing fast and had a bit of drooling and looked like bringing a hair ball up but didn’t ,then was ok but his sides and tummy was taking deep breaths he ate and drank and he next day was a bit better then all of a sudden drooled again and hard to breath he was making crackling sounds when breathing he died on way to vet can u tell me what could have been wrong I’m heart broken he was in meds for his autoimmune condition

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm very sorry for your loss, that is very sad. Cats can be affected by heartworms, asthma, or infections of the lungs. Sometimes, they show minimal signs before it is too late. I am sorry again for the loss of your Moley.

He was an indoor cat and he didn’t have asthma he was checked st vets every other month

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Spaz
Gray short hair
14 Years
Mild condition
1 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Lethargy
mucus
Runny Nose

This afternoon our cat Spaz was drinking water from the faucet and he got some up his nose. Within half an hour he vomited twice (mostly clear liquid). Before all of this he seemed normal, regular appetite, playful energy, typical behavior, etc.

We left for about 3 hours, and when we came home he was sitting/sleeping in one of his usual spots, but his eyes were half closed and he was drooling with his tongue slightly out, sneezing softly (intermittently) and his nose was running some slightly opaque mucus. His energy seems low, but he’s not hiding or doing anything else strange.

We are watching him closely, but wondering what happened so quickly.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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That does sound quite unusual, and I'm not sure what might have caused that sudden change. If he is not improving, it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian, as they can see him, determine what might be going on with him, and get him any treatment that he may need.

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Jax
Dlh
1 Year
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

Woke up to my cat all of a sudden drooling alot. He's still eating and drinking water. He's using that bathroom from what i can tell. He will paying if u use a laser pointer but if not his energy levels have decreased and doesn't play with my other cats which he normally runs around with them.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3000 Recommendations
An increase in salivation may be caused by a long list of possible issues which may include licking something which is irritating to the mouth, dental disorders, infections, trauma, foreign bodies, stress, tumours among other causes. Have a look inside Jax mouth to see if you can see any possible issues, also rinse the mouth out in case an irritant was licked or swallowed. Keep an eye on Jax; but if you suspect that he may have consumed something toxic, visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitt
Cross Ragdoll
5 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Excessive Drooling
Loss of Appetite

My cat suddenly began drooling last night, to an excessive point at which it was dripping from her and she'd leave pools. She's always been very healthy. I'd suspected she'd been eating and drinking slightly less, but I put it down to the recent heatwaves. Other than that she's acting entirely normal, still purring and snuggling. However, in the morning she did hide in the wardrobe, a place she does typically like to go but tied with the drooling I've deemed it suspicious.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Drooling can be a sign of fear, anxiety, mouth pain, or nausea. Without seeing Kitt, I can't say for sure which of these things are causing her problem, but with her possible decreased appetite, and hiding, I think it would be a good idea to have her seen by a veterinarian to make sure that she is okay.

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Baby
short hair
15 Years
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Hypersalivating

My cat has been having "episodes" for almost a year now, I have taken her to the vet but they are at a loss as to what is going on. During her episodes she hypersalivates, stares off, doesn't eat, drink or move and often has very labored breathing and leaks. She wants to be left alone. After a period of time which can range from 30 minutes to several hours she returns to a seemingly normal state for her....drinking and eating walking around and seeking affection. She has a grade 3 heart murmur, urinates very little at a time and was on antibiotics for a possible UTI. vet tried to get blood over 7 times but could not because her skin was so thick they said. she also has an area on the top of her head near her ear that appears as if there is water in there. vet checked it out and said he could remove it but her heart may not be able to handle the surgery. he saidit is not attached to her skull and they he can basically lift it with his fingers. She definitely feels very sick during her episodes and does not seem to be suffering when she is not having an episode but no one can figure out what is going on. Vet checked her mouth and everything is fine and she is indoor only with no access to plants poisons or anything like that. She is approximately 15 years old. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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When I started reading your question I started to think about a possible house plant of being the culprit, but if Baby doesn’t have any access to plants it is difficult to say what the specific cause is; sometimes licking dish soap or laundry detergent may cause salivation but I cannot say for certain. If the inside of the mouth is free from dental issues or trauma, I cannot think of anything else. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kit
Shorthair
10 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Dripping nose, excessive saliva
Dripping nose

My cat lost her canines and started drooling excessively with a dripping nose that looks like it’s running. I’m worried. She’s eating and drinking and acting normal otherwise.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Kit had her canine teeth fall out, that probably indicates pretty substantial dental disease, and she should have veterinary care for her mouth. If the teeth were lost due to trauma, that would also be substantial trauma to cause that, and she should be seen to have any damage evaluated. Either way, it would be best to have her examined by a veterinarian, as they can assess her mouth, determine what care she may need, and recommend treatment for her. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Gracie
Calico
11 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Vomiting

My cat is about 11 years old. She just began profusely drooling today and has vomited a few times, once “screaming” before vomiting clear, saliva-like liquid. We are currently unable to bring her in to our vet because they’ve closed for the evening. Are there any suggestions on what to do for her now to help her? Does this sound like something potentially life threatening?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
3000 Recommendations
There are many possible causes for drooling and vomiting in cats which may include poisoning (especially if you have toxic plants in your home), nausea, foreign bodies, dental disorders, pain among many other conditions. Without examining Gracie it is not possible for me to say specifically what the underlying cause is but you should try to keep her calm and hydrated; if you have an Emergency Veterinarian near you, you should go regardless of cost if there is no improvement. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gem
Unknown
2 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

Kitten is suddenly started drooling over the last few days. It’s getting concerning now. It is to the point that if she was asleep on my bed there is a dinner plate sized wet spot, and she is a very small cat.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Gem may have a problem with her mouth, or nausea. It would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian, as they will be able to look in her mouth, assess her general health, and recommend any testing or treatment that she may need. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Sunday
Calico
2 Years
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My cat still acts the same as she always has but lately in the past two months I’ve noticed that she drools a bit. Only a little but it still worries me. Like I said she still acts the same. Is this something I should worry about? No blood in the salvia or stools.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Sunday may have a problem with her mouth, or nausea. Cats will also sometimes drool if they are very nervous. Since I cannot see her, it would be a good idea to have her examined by a veterinarian, as they will be able to look in her mouth, assess her general health, and recommend any testing or treatment that she may need. I hope that all goes well for her.

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Artemis
Domestic longhair
7 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

my 7.5 year old (11.4lbs) long hair cat Artemis has been hacking n some blood came up, took her (5/4/2018) to the Vet they give her an injection of Convenia .5 cc and injection of Dexamethasone 2mg/ml .5, she stopped hacking for about a week then on 5/11/2018 she was coughing and when she was purring it sounds garglily, so I took back to the vet. They xray her some something on the lungs but not sure what,10.5lbs checked for heartworms (neg), give 1/2 a Prednistab 5mg table, and .5mL of Ketoconazole. When I picked her up from the vet she was acting like she had peanut butter stuck in her mouth. She seemed fine and the some coughing last night then fine. This morning she was under my bed vs. on top of it next to me. When she came out she was in her small bed and drooling like crazy. I give her another dose of the give 1/2 a Prednistab 5mg table, and .5mL of Ketoconazole. She seems labored in breathing and not a lot of engery.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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If Artemis is drooling and lethargic and seems to be having problems breathing, it would be best to have a recheck with your veterinarian for her. I'm not sure what they saw on the x-rays, or what they might be treating her for, but those are not normal reactions to the medication, and she may be having complications. I hope that all goes well for her.

Artemis took a turn for the worst over night a lot of blood coughing up and no positive response to drugs, so we decided to euthanize her to end her pain.

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Nainoa
stray
2 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Puss, swelling at the left leg

I treated my cat's abscess last night and gave him some antibiotics. This morning he looks pretty good. He has some excess saliva in his mouth, but the abscess went down. I gave him another antibiotic pill.
Can I let him go back outside?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Nainoa has an open abscess on his leg, you should be keeping him indoors and should have the abscess flushed out and treated by your Veterinarian. It is important to keep Nainoa indoors whilst recovering from the abscess. You should visit your Veterinarian if you haven’t already for further assistance. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Drama
Unknown,
10 Months
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling and peeing, weak
Drooling and peeing weak

My cat is 10 months old he had his rabies shot and was fixed 2 week's ago. He is drooling and peeing on himself he is also weak what could be the cause of this

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Drama, I'm not sure what might be going on with him, but it seems unlikely that it would be related to his vaccine or surgery 2 weeks ago. Kittens can be affected by parasites, intestinal problems, and infectious diseases, and it would be best to have him seen by your veterinarian to see what might be happening and how he can be helped. I hope that he is okay.

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Markiplier Fish-Batch Storoz
tabby
2 Years
Critical condition
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Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Depressed
Loss of Appetite
Drooling
Salivation
oozing from mouth
Tired
not active
Ticks

My cat, Mark, has been salivating and drooling for about 3 days. he has gotten to the point where he only gets up if we move around too much (he sometimes lays on us, which he has NEVER done. he is not a friendly cat) or to use the restroom. He drools 24/7 last 3 days except when asleep. hes been asleep more frequently. He usually plays outside but has not even wandered near the door. The other cat in my house has not walked anywhere near him the past few days, usually he is always jumping on mark and trying to play. He looks to have a sore mouth and will not let anyone look in it, so we can only see from yawns. He came in the night before this all happened with about 40 ticks, but he shows not many symptoms of lyme disease in my opinion. hes going on 2 in may. he has not peed the bed like my other cat who died in Jan. He's been getting up to use the litterbox (Which he honestly never does because hes a jerk cat who pees literally anywhere to make us mad) I'm just so worried and every vet we've called is busy for like 3 days. We are really scared he wont last another day.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Mark, it is difficult to say what the underlying cause of the symptoms are; poisoning, dental disorders, trauma to the mouth, infections among other causes are common causes for these symptoms. You should find an Emergency Veterinarian to take a look at Mark since if there is a poisoning event it would be best to get him help as soon as possible and the Veterinarian will be able to examine inside his mouth as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Freddie
Puspin
4 Weeks
Critical condition
0 found helpful
Critical condition

Has Symptoms

Peeing uncontrollably

I found a kitten and i think its 4 weeks old.He suddenly became weak and he pee and salivate uncontrolably making him wet his own body. What will i do? Is this dangerous?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without seeing Freddie, it isn't possible for me to determine what might be going on with him, but he is too young to be displaying signs of Rabies. It is more likely an infectious disease or an intestinal or parasite problem. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian to be assessed to determine any possible therapy.

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Chloe
short hair
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

About a month ago a stray came in from outside and we let her stay. She has seemed fine all this time but today we found a big wet spot on the couch where she was laying. I thought she peed on my couch but when I smelled it had no odor. Then we left the house again and came home to find another wet spot where she had been laying. First I didn’t know where was coming from but alittle while ago she was laying next to me and drops of drool are coming from her mouth. They are clear not foamy. Up until today I haven’t seen any of this or found any wet spots anywhere. Can you tell me why this might be happening and if I should worry? By the way the description says she is 1yr I really have no idea how old she is as she was a stray but I know she is young either 1yr or under

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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An increase in salivation may occur for a variety of reasons which may include injury, dental disorders, nausea, infections, salivary gland disorders, foreign objects among other causes; without examining Chloe’s mouth, I cannot say what the specific cause of the salivation is. Check inside the mouth for signs of trauma or dental issues, if you don’t see anything you should check with your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Dulce
Tabby Calico
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Hypersalivate

My cat is an indoor/outdoor cat. I have had her for 6 yrs and she was given to us from some roughnes. Has been healthy this whole time. Tonight she came in with foamy saliva. Keeps "chomping" at it. Whipping her head and not resting. Keeps wandering around the house. Kind of skittish, also not like her.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for the symptoms you are describing which may include poisoning or dental disorders (among others); you should rinse out Dulce’s mouth thoroughly and examine the inside to look for signs of broken teeth or other abnormalities. If the salivation continues you should visit your Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cloud
Siamese
8 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling while asleep

Hi. My cat is not even a year old but ever since yesterday whenever he sleeps he has been drooling a good bit. It isn't foamy. I don't know if my female just going into heat for the first time would have anything to do with it. He is my beautiful grey Siamese cat and I don't want anything bad to happen to him. Please help! Thank you!

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for drooling when sleeping including dental disorders, infection, nausea among other causes; look into Cloud’s mouth to look for any retained teeth or other oral issues. Ensure that Cloud is eating a suitable diet for age and breed; also ensure that food is given throughout the day. If you cannot find a cause for the drooling, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitty
Part bob cat
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hello my cat has been drooling excessive amount but I noticed it about yesterday Thursday March 22 and today being Friday March 23 my cat is acting normal but hasn't been rearing to eat like usual he isn't irritable in the least but just sleeping his drool isn't foaming either but coming out in a steady rate he has been sleeping more than normal but I have no idea what I can do one thing he has been vomiting for a awhile now but has been very sparse as in he'd vomit once and it would be two months were he would again but in times he would vomit quite closely where in a few days or a week but this drooling problem only came up just yesterday and seems like if he kind of gags a Little please help I've had my cat almost all my life I need to help him

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few possible causes for excessive drooling in cats especially as they get old which may include dental disorders (bad teeth as cats age), oral irritation (chemicals, poisons, foreign objects etc…), internal disease (kidney disease) among other causes. I would recommend checking Kitty’s teeth to look for any anomalies, rinsing the mouth out in case of irritation and visiting your Veterinarian for a checkup to make sure there isn’t anything more serious going on. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Harold
short hair
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling, lethargy.

Medication Used

Methimazole

My cat is 13 and has hyperthyroidism. He has been taking methimazole for about a year but turned into a lethargic shadow of himself. I decided to take him off the meds and try a natural supplement that others raved about. He's been on it for a little over a week and today out of nowhere he started drooling excessively and there was dried blood on his chin that looks like it might have come from his mouth. He aslo has foul breath out of nowhere. Could this in any way be due to switching his meds or is it more likely an unrelated issue that requires medical attention? Thanks so much for your time

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that Harold is having problems. What your are describing sounds like he may have dental or oral disease that needs to be addressed, and is probably unrelated to his thyroid condition. It would be best to have him examined by his veterinarian, as they can look at his mouth and determine what treatment might be necessary. I hope that he is okay.

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Ashad
short haired
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Clear and excessive drooling

Our outdoor cat was sprayed by a skunk, so we gave him a bath outside yesterday with baking soda, detergent and hydrogen peroxide. We then pressed some fresh tomatoes around his neck where the smell was bad. Finally we sprayed a little Biokleen Bac Out on his neck, which is a non-toxic odor remover.
Today he is drooling excessively, but still eating and drinking. We live a couple of hours from a vet.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I am not at all surprised that Ashad is drooling today, he was subjected to a number of things yesterday that would make him quite nauseous! If he is eating and drinking normally, and generally acting normal, he may be okay and just need a little time to recover. If he stops eating, or starts vomiting or having diarrhea, he should be seen by a veterinarian. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Patches
Mix
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Drooling and tensing

My cat has been drooling excessively and tensing up. We just moved and he was fine in our old apartment. He is also lashing at my 2 yr old which he has never done

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining patches, i'm not sure what might be going on with him, whether he has a health concern, or if he is having behavioral issues. it would be best to have him examined by a veterinarian to determine what might be going on with him. I hope that everything goes well with him.

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Annie
British Shorthair
10 Months
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

hypersalivation

Hello. My 10 months old british shorthair kitten is experiencing hypersalivation. She is extremely lethargic and reluctant to eat, barely drinks water. I've taken her to the vet's and they said I should be monitoring her for another week. However I'm very worried about her she doesn't look well at all.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Annie may have a problem with her mouth, parasites, a foreign body or an infectious disease. If she isn't eating or drinking, she is in danger of becoming dehydrated. I'm not sure if she is on any medications or treatments, but if not, it seems that she should be, since she isn't improving. It would be best to follow up with your veterinarian, or seek a second opinion, to get treatment for her. I hope that she is okay.

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Kaz
tabby
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

history of urinary tract infection

My cat was normal one minute then in the evening, took off out of my son's room, ran up and down the hallway a couple of times like a shot. Then when he stopped I approached him and he was drooling a lot. We thought he was going to throw up but didn't. Then he took off one more time. Approached him within a minute and he was back to normal. Ate 2 little treats to see that he was eating well and not with an obstructed airway. Seems to be back to normal, but random pools of drool where he ran back and forth down the hallway.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Sudden episodes of drooling and hyperactivity like Kaz displayed is usually associated with ingestion of an oral irritant or a poison; other issues like nausea and other tummy upsets would not resolve as quickly. You should keep a close eye on Kaz and look for any other unusual behaviour and visit your Veterinarian if it occurs again without identifying a cause. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Panther
Big, black, short haired average variety cat
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling when eating

My cat drools alot when he eats and when he is cleaning himself and licks my hand or arm he produces alot of saliva. Other than this he is fine, he eats fine and doesn't have any sudden or abnormal behaviors.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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If Panther suddenly has more saliva than usual then this may be due to a dental disorder, poisoning, salivary gland disorder or another cause; but if Panther has always salivated then the underlying cause may be different. An examination should be done by your Veterinarian at his next check up to look for any signs that may explain the salivation. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Köpük
Persian
3 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

Hi, my cat stayed at one of my friends for 16 days and that friend also had a cat. The thing is my cat didn’t like the other cat and my friend also told me that she was not able to pet and play with my cat enough because her cat was getting angry towards mine when she did it. So, my cat was unhappy when I brought him home first, I am trying to have much more quality time with him but he doesn’t eat much and sometimes his saliva is excessive, but there is no bad breath and his poop is fine. My friend also changed his food brand when he was staying at her house. Do you think hypersaliva and appetite issue comes from there? Thank you :)

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining him, I can't comment on what might be going on with him, but it does not sound like it would be related to a stay at your friend's house. It would be best to have him seen by a veterinarian, as they can examine him, assess what might be going on, and recommend any treatment that he may need. I hope that he is okay.

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Cookie
Persian
18 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Not Eating
hypersalivation
isolation
Lethargy

My persian female cat, sudenly became very calm. She has not eat since morning. I noticed that her mouth is wet. I did use a special hair spray for brushing her today but it was not on the parts that she might leaked. She also had diarrhea this morning, which I thought it caused by too much treating of yesterday.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. If Cookie is quiet, not eating, and salivating, it would be a good idea to have her seen by your veterinarian and make sure that she is okay. Without examining her, I can't say what might be going on with her, but it may or may not be related to the hair spray, and she may need supportive care to feel better. I hope that she is okay.

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Maggie
Persian
8 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Excessive Saliva
bad breath

My cat is 8 months old. She drools with some quantity of blood.She also sleeps a lot and when she drools it drips from her mouth and her mouth gets dirty and after sometime the drool becomes dry leaving dark spot on her white hair. Why does she drools so much and her drools smell bad?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Without examining Maggie, I can't determine what might be going on with her mouth, but if she is drooling that much and you are seeing blood in it, she should be examined by a veterinarian to look at her mouth and see what might be going on. They'll be able to assess her mouth, determine what is happening, and get her treatment for any problems. I hope that everything goes well for her.

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Chicklet
stray
5 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Salivating blood
Salivating

My cat has been salivating and sometimes with blood. He has difficulty in eating and drinking. He is very agressive so i could not bring him to the vet. What can i do as he is really not comfortable and i am bothered with his condition.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. Chicklet does need to be seen by a veterinarian - they can sedate him if needed to examine him and see what is going on with his mouth and teeth, whether he has dental disease or another oral problem. They'll be able to recommend any testing or treatments that he needs. I hope that he is okay.

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Precious
Calico
10 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sore mouth

What cat has the symptoms and his throat is really red and sore and his tongue sticks out all Tommy's and have some saliva and it and it smells really bad have been taken her to the vets and all I got to do is give her a shot every month while she's immune to that and is there anything in the pill form that I can get.. or any suggestions that I can do you know $61 a month is is is a lot of money but still again it's not doing any good anymore..

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Treatment all depends on what the underlying cause is; a sore mouth or throat may be due to infection, autoimmune disease, chemical irritation, trauma (consumption of non-food items) among other causes. Without examining Precious I cannot say what the specific underlying cause is and therefore cannot recommend any different treatment; if you think you are not going down the correct path with your current Veterinarian, visit another one in your area for another opinion. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bobo
Himalayan
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Light meow
Slow pupil dialation

I just adopted a cat from a lady that got him from a shelter 6 months ago. I’ve had him a week, had a bunch of blood work done to make sure he’s healthy and found out today he tested positive for Heartworm. Today we had a scare where he started foaming at the mouth and excessively drooling. It was right after I gave him a new food so I thought it might be an allergic reaction. Could the two be related? What can I do for him. I love him so much already and want him to be okay.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Many times foaming at the mouth may be caused by viscous saliva and rapid breathing; however if there are other symptoms like delayed pupil dilation and drooling it may be caused by a reaction to new food, poisoning or another cause. Keep a close eye on Bobo but I would recommend you visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side as I cannot give you any assurance that he will be alright without examining him. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Meep
tabby
12 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Runny eyes
hypersalivation
Sneezing

Hi I currently have 2 10 week old foster kittens that I brought home yesterday from the refuge. One is fine, the other is constantly drooling, has runny eyes and sneezes, it’s eyes are bright, it has a good appetite and is very responsive. I am not sure wether to take it to the emergency clinic or just book an appointment with the regular vet tomorrow?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Meep has some allergy or irritation to the change in environment or there may be another cause like infection or other irritation; I don’t think this is a medical emergency unless breathing is laboured or you notice any other concerning symptoms. You could probably wait until tomorrow morning and ensure that Meep continues to eat and drink in the meantime. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Phoenix
short haired
1 Year
Mild condition
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Mild condition

My cat was salivating; during this same week, he regurgitated his food twice on different occasions. Took him to the vet; received anti nausea medication, had xrays done, and his throat was checked for any foreign objects. Nothing was found. He is eating and drinking regularly as he is using his litter. Energy levels seem about the same. He’s fine now but I’m still worried about the underlying issue that was never discovered. I’m afraid we may be overlooking something
serious...no bloodwork has been taken. Any thoughts?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for excessive salivation which may include salivary gland disorders, infections, dental disorders (retained tooth etc…), foreign objects, chemical irritants, poisoning among other causes. You should keep a close eye on Phoenix to see if the condition recurs or if there are any new symptoms, also try to keep an eye on habits and other behaviour (licking of surfaces etc…). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Snowy
DOMESTIC
4 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

not eating, not drinking water,

my cat, Snowy is just 4 1/2 months ... last monday afternoon he vomitted the food he ate (liquid vomit) and then he vomitted 3 more times ( a white foamy, saliva like liquid) ..when vomitting he is in discomfort... on 16th I took him to the vet and she gave him IV and some ijnections and she said that he might have been poisined with rat poison or something. After the injections also he vomitted 4-5 times ( white, yellowy foam ) ...within this time he didn;t eat anything or drank anything (only the IV given)
He wants to drink water. He goes near his water bowl and tries to put his mouth but take it away and licks his mouth shaking his head side to side .. and foamy, saliva like liquid pours out of his mouth.... I tried to force him some milk and water .. but as soon as he gets it in the mouth he throws up ..and I am afraid to feed him like that because it hurts him when throwing up.
he lies on his stomach not even moving ... I took him to the vet a she asked yesterday and she gave the IV and some injections .... and asked me to take him back today evening as well...
bus still my cat is showing no signs of recovery ..still not eating ..lying on the stomach .. not drinking any water...and drooling foamy liquid from mouth.
and he isn't passing urine or feces as well since 15th ...

please please help me .. I love my cat a lot .. I don;t want to loose him... please help

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm sorry that Snowy is having these problems. It seems that you are doing the best for him by having him seen by your veterinarian - make sure that you let them know the signs he is showing at home, as it can help them determine what is happening to him. He may need continued supportive care until he starts eating and drinking on his own. I'm not sure if an x-ray has been taken, but you should ave one taken to make sure that he doesn't have a foreign body. I hope that he is okay.

Thanks a lot doctor ... I told him everything. He said that he might have been poisoned with rat poison. He checked his toungue and mouth and said that there are no ulcers. Didn't take and x-ray though .. but gave him IV. and injections. He vomitted after I took him home (yellowish foam with a little bit of fluid ..may be the IV??? ) but thank god he urinated a bit too... Thankfully now he is at least walking a couple of steps towards his water bowl ... not walking a lot ..he seems still a lot tired... but at least he walked a bit ...
vomitted a couple of times after I took him back from the vet ... but now at least he rises his head up a bit sometimes and see when I talk to him ..

still he is lying on his stomach ... still some white foam is coming from his mouth sometimes ( with saliva I think and he tries to lick his mouth a when it happens )
the doctor asked me to bring him today evening as well to give IV as he isn't eating or drinking anything so far ...

Doctor, is there any advice please ? should I try to force feed him some milk with a syringe? what else should I do? He will be alright right doctor? I love him so much ...

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Moe
Cat
5 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Raw nose

My cat has all of a sudden got a raw patch or ulcer looking thing on the bottom of his nose that I think is begging to scab. He seems to have a little drainage either from the nose or the scab. He also started to drool while he sleeps which he has never done before. After I gave him a treat he spent a long time licking his mouth and I could hear/see him swallowing a lot with some constant movement of his mouth. He hasn’t cleaned himself in the past day but is still eating and drinking but seems hesitant when he goes to the food and water bowls. I tried to look in his mouth and his gums were regular with a very thin line of dark pink where the gum begins. He is a all around healthy cat and has only had one medical issue where he got part of his lip cut but was stitched up and healed right away.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. That ulcer sounds like it is painful for Moe, and he should be seen by your veterinarian to determine what the ulcer is, what is causing it, and how to treat it, so that it doesn't interfere with him eating and drinking. I hope that it is easily resolved by your veterinarian.

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Jaz
Maine Coon
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

My cat has been drooling for a few weeks now. She's always been the cat to drool a little bit if she was super happy getting attention but this is way beyond that. She went to her regular vet who gave her a 2 week antibiotic shot because she had a cut on the underside of her tongue. She went back last Thursday but to a different vet who suspects an URI with nausea. She was given IV fluids and an anti-nausea shot and then sent home with drops for her nose and eyes and 2 weeks of pills. She's still drooling, though not quite as much. Neither vet saw an abscess or anything to clue them into what is really going on. Can you give me any possible other ideas to help the vets hone in on a possible cause? Or do you think we're right in thinking it's an URI and I just need to give my ol' girl (she's 16) some time to recover from it?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. A common cause of drooling in older cats is dental disease, and without seeing her, I can't comment on the health of her teeth or mouth. If she is still drooling even after treatment, it would be best to follow up with one of the veterinarians that you have seen, let them know that things aren't dramatically improved, and see if they have any suggestions to make her feel better. I hope that she recovers well.

That was checked at both visits, nothing to lead towards that.

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Boobando
I don't know
1+
Serious condition
0 found helpful
Serious condition

It is very week, moves slowly, and often lays down or sits with it's head resting on the ground, it has a lot of saliva drooling from its mouth, please help ,it's been three days

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Weakness, lethargy and drooling may be caused by a few different causes which may include dental disorders, infections, poisoning, liver disease among other causes; I would strongly recommend you visit your Veterinarian for an examination as there are a few possibilities with different treatments. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Skyler
Cat
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling

Hello
My cat has been drooling for a couple days now. It’s dripping like a faucet. I looked inside her mouth. Everything looks normal and no different smell. She’s acting her normal self, chasing the older cat, jumping on counters and table. We have canned fresh clams which she had a couple tiny pieces. Could that be the reason ?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Excessive salivation may be caused by a few different causes which may include dental disorders, foreign objects, infections, poor oral hygiene, salivary gland disorders, irritations, poisoning or trauma. I understand that you have checked her mouth, but there may still be some issues there; without examining Skyler, I cannot say what the cause is. I would suggest rinsing out her mouth and keeping an eye on her, if the salivation continues you should visit your Veterinarian as the quantity described is concerning. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Junior
Medium hair
About a year old
Fair condition
0 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Drowsiness

My cat is drooling i came home from school today and he was asleep which is unusual and when i picked him up he made a sound like holding him was hurting him (very unusual) and hes drooling. Im taking him to the vet tomorrow but they dont know whats wrong with him and he has attachment issues i had to go away for a week and i had my friend house sit for me and when i came home my cat was way skinier

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Drooling in cats is usually caused by oral irritation (from licking something), dental disorders (check inside the mouth), foreign objects, emotional drooling, infections among other disorders. If Junior is showing a pain response, it would be worth having a more comprehensive examination done by your Veterinarian since drooling is a symptom of some liver conditions as well. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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