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What is Foaming at the Mouth?

Foaming at the mouth is usually the result of panting or rapid breathing while drooling.  There are several potential reasons why your cat may be drooling, which can range from a normal body function with no cause for concern to a potentially more serious health matter.  While light drooling may be normal, you want to watch for excessive drooling or foaming at the mouth.

Some of the harmless causes of drooling may be excitement or an increasing appetite.  Cats may also drool when given catnip or bitter tasting medications.  However, cats, in general, do not drool often, and foaming at the mouth may indicate something is wrong.  Possible reasons for foaming at the mouth may include the following.

  • Fear, anxiety, or extreme excitement
  • Dental disease
  • Toxic ingestion 
  • Epilepsy
  • Viral infections

Why Foaming at the Mouth Occurs in Cats

Occasional drool is normal but, drooling while in an agitated state, or drooling and foaming at the mouth in excess may indicate a more serious health related issue. Drooling can also occur as a reaction to your cat’s mental state if frightened.  Drooling and foaming at the mouth, when not associated with a psychosomatic event such as fear and anxiety, may be a reaction to an illness or toxic ingestion.       

Fear and Anxiety

When foaming at the mouth is accompanied by erratic behaviors, such as hiding, excessive grooming, destruction, or visible trembling your cat may be experiencing fear and anxiety.  Anxiety can be the result of unfamiliar stimuli, conditioned responses to traumatic events, or possibly due to illness and injury. Providing a safe and loving environment helps reduce stressful situations that might bring on anxiety.  

Dental Disease

Dental disease, such as gingivitis, a periodontal disease caused by plaque buildup, and tooth resorption are common dental diseases that can affect cats, especially as they age. Your cat may become uninterested in eating, resulting in weight loss, or shake its head along with excessive drooling and foaming at the mouth. Dental disease that affects the teeth and gums is mostly due to your cat’s diet.  Food left on your cat’s teeth will cause plaque buildup as well as provide conditions for bacterial growth.   

Toxic Ingestion

Drooling and foaming at the mouth may be a reaction to a toxic ingestion and is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting.  Many household products are dangerous, and even some pet products can cause reactions if your cat is highly sensitive to the product or if you use it incorrectly.  Pyrethrin based insecticides, often used in flea and tick treatments for both cats and dogs, can be toxic to your cat if ingested and can cause excessive drooling and foaming at the mouth. 

Viral Infections

Perhaps the most infamous cause of foaming at the mouth in pets is due to the rabies virus, which your cat must be vaccinated for by law. Though it is extremely rare for a vaccinated cat to develop rabies it is possible, and other viral infections can cause excessive drooling or foaming at the mouth in cats, such as calicivirus, an upper respiratory infection similar to the common cold.

What to do if your Cat is Foaming at the Mouth

Other symptoms and behaviors usually accompany excessive drooling and foaming at the mouth.  A little light drool is nothing to be concerned with but if you notice agitated behavior, a lack of appetite, vomiting, or tremors in your cat you will want to seek immediate medical attention.  There are many potential causes for drooling, and it is best to seek support from your veterinarian to identify the best course of action.  Your vet will perform a full physical examination, ask you about your cat’s medical history, and contact with other animals as well as potential toxic substances to determine the likely cause of the excess drooling.  

Your veterinarian will order your cat’s teeth cleaned if dental disease is diagnosed.  In some cases, advanced dental disease requires removing the tooth.  

Foaming at the mouth due to toxic ingestion requires immediate veterinary care, and it is best to bring a sample of the substance you know or believe may have poisoned your cat.  If poisoning is suspected, your cat may be induced to vomit or given charcoal to absorb toxins in the stomach.  Additionally, IV fluids may be given to help restore your cat after toxic ingestion. 

If a respiratory infection is suspected, your veterinarian may order blood work and x-rays to determine the extent of the infection.  Additionally, your vet will want to know if your cat has recently been in contact with other cats and will be kept away from other pets during the infection as to not spread the disease.  Restorative IV fluids may be given as well as antibiotics to prevent or treat a secondary bacterial infection.  Rest, proper nutrition, and oxygen therapy may be administered to help fight off an upper respiratory viral infection.

Prevention of Foaming at the Mouth

You can prevent many health-related foaming at the mouth issues by practicing responsible cat ownership and maintaining a secure home for your cat.  Do not frighten or allows others to scare or agitate your cat purposefully.  Provide a safe, loving space where your cat feels secure and at home to prevent fear and anxiety related issues.  

As your cat ages, common dental diseases may manifest.  Annual or semi-annual teeth cleaning will help keep your furry companion’s mouth healthy.  With a little patience and the right tools, you can also brush your cat’s teeth and gums daily to help keep their mouth clean between hygienic visits.  Never use teeth cleaning products made for humans, including toothpaste as it may be toxic if swallowed.  Natural cat food with higher concentrations of water will also help keep the plaque and bacteria down in your cat’s mouth.  

If administering an anti-flea and tick medication be sure it is made specifically for cats and follow the directions.  Formulas made for dogs will have higher concentrations that may be toxic to your cat.  Most topical medications are placed on the neck behind the head where your cat cannot ingest by grooming, but be aware of altruistic grooming if you have multiple cats or even a dog you are treating.

Cost of Foaming at the Mouth

Treatment cost will vary depending on the underlying cause of your cat’s foaming at the mouth.  For example, treatment plans for anxiety and fear related drooling may cost $150 whereas if your cat is diagnosed with a dental disease, treatments can cost around $850.  However, the average cost for excessive drooling and foaming at the mouth is around $350.

Foaming at the Mouth Questions and Advice from Veterinary Professionals

Smudge
Siamese tabby
1 Year
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Hiding
Retching
Foaming At The Mouth

I have a year and a half old kitten. She's half Siamese and half Tabby and my Roomates and I discovered the she and their two cats had fleas. My roommate got some flea stuff at Walmart and applied it to all the cats while I was gone. I got home and my cat was itching excessively so I gave her a Benadryl to ease the itching. About half an hour later, she started foaming at the mouth creating piles of foam everywhere. She’s acting way more skittish than normal and hiding in the corner retching. I’m scared and don’t know what I should do.

My cat was foaming at the mouth took my car keys and went to cops drugs I think,,,

Is she ok? This just happened with my kitten.

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Jack
Savannah
3 Years
Serious condition
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Foaming At The Mouth

I just adopted a Savannah F6 from someone who could no longer care for the cat. The cat is male,3 years old with cataracts. I've had him know for 48 hours and he started going into repetitive episodes where he starts drooling then foaming at the mouth. It does not last long. He is also not eating and is shedding a significant amount more than yesterday. He lets us pet him, but I can tell he is stressed out. I don't know if this is stress related or something else. I'm just very concerned for him.

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Boo
DOMESTIC
10 Weeks
Mild condition
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Foaming At The Mouth

I have a 10 week old kitten and a 2 year old cat. My upstairs neighbours had a cockroach problem, so my kitchen cabinets were sprayed professionally too. They said 4 hours we had to be out that's it. We were all gone about 5 hours, then we waited outside while I aired out the place and did a serious mop all around with pet friendly cleaner.
It's been 2 days since and I just now noticed foam coming out of the kittens mouth!! She otherwise seems healthy and is acting normal. Still eating, playing. She's super young so she hasnt had her shots yet.
Is it poisoning from the spray? Is it an infection because she went outside with no shots? Should I keep her away from my other cat?

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Tui
Ragdoll
18 Months
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Meowing
Foaming At The Mouth
Panting
eyes not able to open fully

Medication Used

none

My cat was extremely quiet, sitting in a corner until midday yesterday when he started to meow constantly. We checked on him and found that he had vomited and had some on his face, so my boyfriend tried to clean his face using a wet cloth and hand soap (not the best idea, I know!). This was a bit of struggle and my cat was squirming a lot and ended up getting away. He went and sat back in the corner however after a while I noticed that he was struggling to open his eyes. I assume he may have got soap in them so I tried to drip water in his eyes to flush it out, which seemed to help for a while as his eyes were opening a bit wider. He later began panting quite a lot and at one point he started to foam at the mouth, though it was only a little bit. This was over the period of an afternoon/night, and he continued to eat, drink and go toilet as normal. Later in the night, he kept following me around and wanting to be close, and staring at me meowing as if trying to tell me something.
I woke up this morning, and his eyes were still struggling to open though he seemed to be in better spirits, rolling over and begging for belly rubs as per normal.
Is it possible that he ingested soap which caused the panting and foaming, and got soap in his eyes, or is it likely something more serious? He did vomit before we cleaned him, though there was nothing unusual about it - he tends to overeat and run around a lot after, which causes him to get sick, and it did not look any different to previous times.

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Chanel
Siamese
16 Years
Moderate condition
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Foaming at the mouth
Foaming st the mouth

Our 16 year old cat, Chanel has hyperthyroidism. She was on medication and when we traveled we took her to the vet to boardThey were able to get her remaining thyroid under control with Hills Pet yd formula. She will not eat this at home so I've been buying the highest protein cat food with no carbs. She eats this but after eating every time she foams st the mouth. What is going on?

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Smoky
Siamese
5 Weeks
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

We just got a cat yesterday and he has a lot of saliva and some foam coming out of his mouth. Whenever he has foam coming out of his mouth he shakes his head vigorously. We don’t know what it is but we think it may be some of the eye drops we gave him that got in his mouth by accident but we don’t know. We can’t afford a veterinarian right now. Can you please give me some advice

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Sofie
Tabby Cat
3 Years
Mild condition
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Foaming At The Mouth , vocal
Foaming At The Mouth

My at is foaming at the month and is being very vocal for the past couple weeks. She’s an inside cat so there was no interacting with any wild animals. She is still eating good and drinking good.

My cat is foaming out of her mouth and she’s eating but not drinking anything idk what to do... what should I do?

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Grover
domestic short hair
4 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Weight Loss
Foaming At The Mouth
bad breath
Pawing/clawing at mouth

I have a kitten named Grover. He's a few months old, but he's having a few issues. He's foaming at the mouth a little bit, clawing at his mouth, has bad breath, and seems to have lost weight. If anyone has any ideas as to what could be wrong, I'd greatly appreciate if you'd tell me. I've tried seeing the color of his gums, but he won't let me.

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Cynder
Calico
1 Year
Serious condition
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Foaming At The Mouth

We have a yr old cat and hes an outdoor cat. Always healthy until now. 4 days ago I noticed my cat has not been on our porch.. we have 2 cats from the same litter, they are brothers and until 4 days ago inseperarble. Wherever Cynder was Garfield was only a foot or two away and they both Absolutely love love lovvve eating. Well Cynder has not been eating for a few days now well 3-4 or drinking or showing up at the house.. After calling him for about 15mins tonight I ended up giving up for the nite when I went to go inside from rolling car windows up I noticed a grey furball under a chair and I picked him up with out looking at his face at all and I brought him in and set him down. As I filled up his water bowl I noticed he was acting really scary, very fatigue, slow, walking crooked like he were gonna fall, and I got scared and called my fiancee to the kitchen and told him to look at cynder cus hes starting me and my fiancee then pointed out that cynder was foaming at the mouth really bad and his 1 ear was back and his eyes looked tired but scary, dilated too.. so we then put him back outside and Garfield wanted nothing to do w cynder. What could be wrong? Please help me w what I should prepare for. Vets are way to ridiculously priced and this is my first animals ever
Please help...
Any guidance or advice would be soo so helpful and much appreciated
Thank you

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Rodriguez
tabby
7 Years
Mild condition
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Foaming At The Mouth
Panting

Our seven-year-old cat is foaming a lot at the mouth and she seems to be having trouble breathing. She looks pretty sick too. When I gave her milk she was having a lot of trouble lapping it up. She's an outdoor cat because we live on a farm and have many cats for mousing, so she never been treated for anything and we never use medications for our cats. I'm just hoping to know what her problem is and if she has a sickness that can be transmitted to our other cats. Other than her foaming mouth she's acting pretty normally except that she doesn't seem as energetic. Should I be concerned?

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thor bear
Bombay
2 Years
Mild condition
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foaming and shakeing

my cat suddenly died last night he was only 2yrs the runt of litter bottle feed back to life at birth suddenly fine alday than starts foaming at the mouth and passes in two mins weridest thing ever

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Tinka
Cat
4 Months
Mild condition
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Foaming At The Mouth

my mom's 4 month old kitten was outside for several hours, came home and started to foam at the mouth. she slept for the whole day and night, hasn't touched water or food today.... she's still drooling and such. no vomiting or bleeding.could it be poison from eating a plant or rat poison?

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ozzie
Rag doll
1 Year
Fair condition
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Foaming At The Mouth
Foaming At The Mouth sleepy

my cat foamed in the mouth than fell asleep than the next morning he woke up and wouldn't calm down

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Hobbs
Calico
4 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Dilated Eyes
Foaming At The Mouth

He hopped up onto the bed and there was an excessive amount of foam coming out of his mouth. He kept smacking his lips. I immediately took him to the sink and washed his mouth out. I then looked at him, and his eyes are super dilated and his inner eyelid is barely over his eye. he foamed a little bit more and I continued the wash out once more. I tried to feed him some tuna because my boyfriend read that maybe it was a bad taste that did it. Currently he is burritoed in a towel and sleeping but when he opens them they look the same. Should I take him to a vet or wait and see?

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Tom Tom
Orange tabby
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

drooling and lose of appitite
not bathing
Gum swelling
lose of appitite
Drooling

My cat Tom Tom is an outdoor cat and I've noticed he hasn't been bathing himself recently. Then about a week ago this yellow split like substance has been coming out of his mouth he doesn't like it when I try to wipe it off of his mouth. He also hasn't been eating much. I tried to look inside his mouth and its very red. What should I do to help him? Is it serious? Also I don't have a lot of money but I really want to help my cat is there any kind of home remedies I could use to help him?

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Trixie
American Shorthair
2 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming,
Excessive salivating
Foaming, Excessive salivating,

My 1 and a half year old black shorthair, trixie, began foaming at the mouth and salivating excessively one night. It was about 2 hours after I had given her a temptations cat treat w/ catnip. I suspected that as the cause, and threw them away. 1 week later she has the same foaming episode.. Could this be something she is just not reacting well to or could it be more serious?

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Roscoe
Black domestic short hair
3 Years
Mild condition
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Foaming At The Mouth

Our cat Roscoe is 3 years old and 1-5 times per month immediately after using the litter box, he has started heavily foaming at the mouth. He freaks out and flares his tail out and doesn't want touched. We calm him down and wipe the foam away and after a minute he's back to normal. He then gets extremely loving with us and rubs all over us for a couple of minutes. We've changed litter brands once, but it didn't help. This never happened until after we got our second cat, Blanca, about 6 months ago. His first episode was about 2 months ago.

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Blue
Street
5 Weeks
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth
Fleas

I just tried taking off the fleas off this kitten with dawn soap and he was shaking and he went into the cage and pooped and he started foaming from the mouth ? Can it be bad what do i do??

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most likely Blue licked some of the Dawn dish soap and it started to bubble and possibly cause drooling which added to the problem. You should try to rinse the mouth out thoroughly with plain water and monitor Blue for any changes; if you have concerns or you applied any flea treatments visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

My Mainecoon has been fighting fleas for a while now. I finally washed him in cat flea shampoo and he felt better for a few days. Then 48 hours ago they attacked his chin bad. In the past 24 hours its worse and he is drooling pretty bad. I plan on taking him to the vet in the morning but I am trying to find answers tonight!

A cat for some days ,i hv seen she was disturbed with tiredness. She was pregnant also. Bt at the time of delivery she became sick and died aftr next 2 days with foam and drooling.

Aftr 2 days a cat like our pet became tired and foam and drooling same as the above mentioned cat.

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Mieko
tabby
18 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Drooling foaming

i think my cat may have a dental disease she is foaming by the mouth and drooling and has a hard time eating even with soft foods. I know i need to take her into the vet, she is 18 years old I'm curious as to what could be wrong with her teeth or anything going on in her mouth as it is a hard time to look inside her mouth

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It isn’t uncommon for older cats to have dental issues, decaying teeth among many other dental issues may lead to increased salivation which may in turn cause some foaming at the mouth especially if there is an increased respiratory rate or panting. You should visit your Veterinarian for a thorough examination of the mouth and to check that there isn’t anything else which may be causing foaming at the mouth. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Marley
short hair
11 Months
Mild condition
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Has Symptoms

Drooling/foaming at the mouth

My cat was given an anti flea spray today at 3pm and we noticed he foamed at the mouth for a few minutes and then it stopped, he started foaming at the mouth again for a few minutes at 8 and it’s now 11:14pm and he began foaming at the mouth again for a few minutes. Each time it’s only for a few minutes and then disappears. This is the only weird behaviour or symptom he is displaying

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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You didn’t mention which spray you used, but many times a cat may lick the spray off themselves which may cause some oral irritation which leads to increased saliva production along with an increased respiratory rate produces foaming from the mouth. I would recommend that you bathe Marley to remove the product and rinse the mouth out thoroughly, visit your Veterinarian if there is no improvement (take packaging with you). Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Ellie
American Shorthair
13 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Our cat was sitting calmly in her chair and suddenly started hissing. We were the only ones in the house. When we went to look at her, she was foaming at the mouth. She jumped up out of the chair, drooling with a really big tail. When we got her to lay down, her eyes were dilated and seemed reluctant to let us touch her. After a few minutes, she let us pet her and wipe the foam off her mouth. She then went and ate a bunch of her food very fast. She hasnt vomited but is still not quite acting normal (walking around aimlessly, laying down in spots not common for her). She is an indoor cat, is not on medication, does not have flea/tick medicine. Is it possible she had a seizure? Or could this be something more serious?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are a few different causes for foaming at the mouth which is normally a result of an increase in viscous saliva and respiratory rate; if you notice the eyes dilated I would be concerned about a possible poisoning event which may be from any plants in your home or food (as well as batteries, electrical cables etc..). You should ensure that the mouth is rinsed out and that Ellie is calm, you should also check that there aren’t any bite marks on any plants or anything else you can think of. If this issue recurs you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

I’ve been googling since 1am this morning after finding my car Harry lying on the floor in the lounge room foaming at the mouth. He also appeared paralysed and was slightly twitching. Being a former nurse I thought he’d had a stroke, so picked him up and cuddled him, trying to restore sensation through stimulation.

What jumped out from your experience, was the fluffed tail and he he ran to the kitchen and guzzled shat was left of his dinner.

He seems fine today, and I’ve checked for spiders etc in the area I found him but couldn’t find anything, and I dont have any plants inside. Thank you for your sharing your experience

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Izzy
Domestic shorthair
7 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Foamy saliva, watery eyes, heavy breathing
Foamy saliva

My cat jumped on my bed, and woke me up to her lapping up the foamy saliva from her mouth, a trail if it behind her leading to the bed. Her breathing was a little out of normal as was her watery eyes, but after the saliva was gone she was fine? I think? Im trying to keep an eye on her but she's hiding (No more than usual).

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Without knowing more about Izzy or being able to examine her, I'm not sure if she has a problem or not, but it isn't uncommon for cats to vomit occasionally. If she seems fine otherwise, is eating and drinking, and has not further episodes of this salivation, you should be okay to monitor her.

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Mochi
Calico
1 Year
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

Mochi is an indoor cat, and she loves to play, and is very snuggly, but i came home from a three day vacation and she was foaming at the mouth. Shes still eating and as affectionate as ever, but the foaming was pretty spooky.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for foaming at the mouth, it is possible that a little excessive salivation and increased breathing from the excitement of you coming home caused the foaming; if Mochi is otherwise in good health you should keep an eye on her and visit your Veterinarian if you have any concerns. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Bailey
Siamese
2 Years
Serious condition
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Drooling
Foaming At The Mouth
Fast Breathing
Vomiting

My cat is 2yrs old and dorsnt go out since Yesterday hes been breathing fast forming at the mouth drooling a lot in meowing when he walks you see he wobbles a little bit

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Rapid breathing and drooling are two symptoms which produce foaming of the mouth, especially if the drool is viscous. Poisoning, infections, heart disease, oral irritation, dental disorders among other causes may cause these symptoms; you should rinse out Bailey’s mouth thoroughly and if the drooling doesn’t stop you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Toothpaste
DOMESTIC
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Hi. My cat is perfectly healthy and just randomly she started foaming from her mouth and she looked panicked , she is now fine. Would I need to take her to a vet in the morning to get her checked out as this has never happened before.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming from the mouth may occur for a variety of reasons including seizures, poisoning, respiratory distress, viscous saliva among other disorders; keep an eye on Toothpaste, but you should have her checked over to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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rusty
tabby
11 Years
Serious condition
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Has Symptoms

Drooling
Foaming At The Mouth
Vomiting

My cat hasn’t eaten in 4 days and just recently stopped drinking water. I’m forcfully giving him water through a syringe and applying wet food on his teeth and gums. We took him into the vet and they did blood work and xrays, and the xrays showed that his kidneys could not be seen. My vet didn’t send me home with any antibiotics or anything and now my cat is meowing really loud, and foaming/drooling around the mouth also he has vommited and it was a yellow/orange colour. Is there anything I can do, to make things a little less stressful or uncomfortable for my cat? & what do you think could be the problem?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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The foaming at the mouth and vomiting are probably related to the lack of food and water intake: foaming can occur easily when an animal is a little dehydrated and the saliva is viscous, heavy rapid breathing then leads to bubbles forming; vomiting of bile occurs when the stomach is empty and bile refluxes into the stomach then it vomited up. Without examining Rusty and possibly doing an ultrasound (to check the kidneys) I cannot say what the specific cause is, but in the meantime try to encourage eating and hydration by mixing some smooth wet food with a little water and syringing it slowly into the mouth. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Church
Kitten
11 Months
Mild condition
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Foaming At The Mouth

My cat went outside she came back in hours later acting scared and foaming at the mouth. She won't come near us and she scratched my roommate when she tried to pick her up what could be the cause.it was a little of foam on one side

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming at the mouth may be caused by a few different causes including poisoning, dental disorders, dehydration, increased respiration among other causes; you should try to get hold of Church and rinse the mouth out thoroughly to remove any possible irritants and check the inside of the mouth for signs of trauma. If Church continues to foam at the mouth and you cannot find a cause you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mable
Tabby mix
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth
restlessness

Medication Used

none

My cat has had 2 episodes of foaming at the mouth. When this happens she gets freaked out and runs around or hides. I’m between and after he two episodes she seems stressed out and not like her usual self. I am not sure of the cause of it, but there are two things I can think of that may have caused it. First, I gave her tuna tonight (from a can but rinsed off so there is less salt) since I ran out of cat food. But I gave my other cat that as well and he seems his normal self.
Second, I spray painted her tag (so it would stop jingling while she hunts mice) and then let it air dry outside for a while before putting the tag on her collar. I don’t see how that would give her poisoning but that’s the only reasonable anomaly I can come to.
Maybe this is just a fluke and she isn’t intoxicated. But I figured I’d run it by y’all.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming of the mouth may be related to licking or consuming something toxic or irritating; it may also be caused by dental disorders, dehydration (increased viscosity of saliva), rapid breathing among other causes. Keep an eye on Mable and everything she eats and licks; if this occurs again you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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nova
Feline
8 Months
Critical condition
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Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

i took my cat to the vet for a urinary infection and gave him the medicine and now he's foaming everywhere once i gave him the medication. what do i do?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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I'm not sure what medication Nova received, but some oral medications are quite offensive to cats, and they will drool and can be quite dramatic, even though they are fine. Since he obviously doesn't like that medication but needs it, it would be a good idea to call your veterinarian when they are open and ask for an alternative. I hope that all goes well for him.

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Chou Chou
Calico
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

My cat is having difficulty opening her mouth. She cocks her head to the side and she is trying to open her mouth and it takes great effort. She is visibly in pain and hasn’t eaten in a day. She is a very chatty cat and hasn’t meowed once since I noticed this not opening her mouth behavior what could it be? A tooth ache? Jaw dislocated? She foaming at the mouth too a bit too which is unusual.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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From the description of symptoms in your question the possible causes may be due to dental disorders, infections, poisoning among other causes; the foaming at the mouth along with not opening the mouth is more indicative of dental disorders but without examining Chou Chou I cannot say what the specific cause is but you should visit your Veterinarian especially if she is not eating or drinking. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Kitkat
Short haired, black
9 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Uneasy
Rapid head movement
Dialated pupils

I think cat may have ingested a small amount of methamphetamine dust by walking on a surface that had residue on it then licking er paw. We've put tuna in water she's eating and seems too have calmed down. I'm staying with her, using calming and her a natural stress relief product for pets called Rescue Remedy and it seems to helping a lot. Does she still to go the vet? We her from under our neighbors stairs just before Halloween. and guesstimate sure was about 4weeks at the time so shes about 9 months or so. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There isn’t much information about the ingestion of methamphetamine in cats, but symptoms of ingestion include increased heart rate, tremors, seizures, increased blood pressure, behavioural changes as well as vomiting. I would recommend visiting a Veterinarian as soon as possible for supportive care and decontamination; the Pet Poison Helpline may be able to give you more information (for $59) but they may still recommend you visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
www.petpoisonhelpline.com

Extremely dissatisfied with this response.

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Romeo
Exotic short hair
3 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Sneezing, foaming at the mouth
Sneezing

Hi, my resident cat Romeo (3 yrs) old is now sick from the new kitten. Romeo is now sneezing non stop and just started foaming at the mouth. I went to the vet today. No temperature and he said his lungs sound clear. Just extremely nervous because he is an exotic short hair and worried about breathing issues.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats are commonly exposed to viral diseases that may be new, or may be a flare up of a previous infection and comes out under times of stress. If Romeo is eating and drinking, and generally bright and happy, the viral challenge may pass on its own. Some times they do benefit from antibiotics when they have these infections, as bacteria can be a secondary problem. If you are still worried, it would be okay for you to call your veterinarian and tell them that you are still concerned.

My cat has foam pouring out of his mouth. His name is Marley and he is 4 years old. His roof of his mouth is white and he has what seem to be cuts on his tongue. We can’t afford a vet. Can I do anything at home to help him?

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Cleo
Unknown..
8 Months
Moderate condition
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I took my 7 mo old kitten on a 4 hr car trip. On the last hr and a half he started to meow non-stop. On the way home (4 hr. Trip) I gave him a tiny bit of Benedrl. He had been panting quiet a bit and I thot he was overheated and stressed due to car travel. We were traveling from Las Vegas and it was 108*.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Cleo got dehydrated since it is a long time to be in a car, even with the air conditioning on dark haired cats will get hot regardless of car temperature if they’re in direct sunlight; ensure that Cleo is hydrated but if you have concerns pop into your Veterinarian for an examination to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Gigi
American Shorthair
1 year
Fair condition
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My cat was sleeping on my bed and when she woke up she ran a bit and her mouth was foaming i tried to get a better look and make her drink water, i put her usual flea treatment on earlier could it ve that did she get some in her while grooming? What should i do? She seems ok now

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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It is possible that Gigi may have licked some of the medicine from the application site, you should wash out her mouth thoroughly and keep an eye on her for any neurological symptoms. If you notice more foaming at the mouth you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Lulu
Domestic short
8 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming and drooling

Medication Used

Gabapentin and prednisobe

My cat is getting over a sore back and started foaming and drooling when I give her the Gabapentin. It stops quickly and everything else seems fine. She used to be fine with her meds last week. This is new since she started to feel better.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Most of the time, foaming at the mouth after taking a medication may just be due to a disagreeable taste; if there are no other issues or symptoms I would just keep a close eye on things until you visit your Veterinarian for a check up. If there is a large quantity or there are other symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian earlier. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Noodee
Black cat normal
8 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

About my cat is struggling to get the tongue out while she is trying to clean herself especially her chest, keep shaking her head often, still eating but seems something in her mouth bothering her, cocking her head when she clean herself and seems to shaking a bit of her head as trying to clean her hair. Is this a sign of teeth problem or throat? Or something else?

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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The signs that you describe may be a sign of a dental problem, or a problem with something else. Since I cannot examine her, it would be best to have her seen by a veterinarian. They will be able to see her, examine her mouth and general health status, and give you an idea as to what might be going on.

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Sasha
Russian Blue
11 Months
Fair condition
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Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

My sister was picking up things off the floor by our treadmill when all of a sudden our cats started foaming at the mouth. She just started doing it out of nowhere. There was nothing in her mouth or around her.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats will typically foam like that when they taste something that they don't like. It normally passes in a few minutes. If Sasha is continuing to foam, she may need to be seen by a veterinarian.

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Milo
Balinese
12 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

I take my cat on walks outside every once in a while. Today I took him out, like normal. He tried to chomp at a few plants(grass, fern, and cat mint) and also found a toad. He is a slow cat and he didn’t eat the toad but I think he might have touched it. Within 15 seconds of the toad encounter, He started foaming at the mouth. He continued a constant stream of foam for 30 minutes and then stopped. He appears to be back to normal but will not drink anything. He seems to be content at the moment, should we take him in to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming of the mouth may be due to an overproduction of saliva and an increase in respiration, there are many different types of toads which have toxins with are excreted on their backs; without knowing where you are I cannot determine if this is the case or not. You should ensure that Milo’s mouth is thoroughly rinsed out and visit (or call) your Veterinarian to be on the safe side as they will be aware of the types of toads found in your area. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Harley
Not sure
1 Year
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a inside cat thats1 yr old and she keeps leaving spots of spit and throwing up food whole sometimes ,but has been recently just started doing the foaming mouth leaving spots of spit?She does have hair in it occasionally is this from hairballs or something worse

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Without examining Harley it is difficult to say what the specific cause is; however causes may include hairballs, parasites, foreign objects, other obstructions, acid reflux, esophageal disorders among other causes. If you are seeing hair coming up you could try a hairball remedy, but you should visit your Veterinarian for a check up to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Buttons
domestic kitten
7 Months
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Rubbing Face
Rubbing Face, drooling, anxious ..

Hi my 7 month old kitten came in from being out side and started to wipe both sides of her face with her paws, then started drooling at the mouth, there was quite a lot of drool and she is quite anxious, she won't let me look at her face at all but keeps rubbing at it and her demour has changed... This is the first time this has happen, I rescued and raised her as a four week old kitten.. Thankyou.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your question about Buttons. I'm sorry that she is having problems. Without knowing what she might have gotten into outside or being able to examine her, I can't say what might be happening. I do worry about her having been stung by an insect, or having eaten something toxic or caustic. She should see her veterinarian as soon as possible to have an examination and figure out what is happening with her mouth. I hope that she is okay.

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Fin
tabby
9 Weeks
Moderate condition
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Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

I just got home from work and my cat seemed fine. Playful as usual but stopped every now and then to "lick his lips" eventually I saw froth coming from his mouth.and when I picked him up I felt his little heart racing. I saw that you told someone else to rinse the mouth thoroughly. So I did that right away. His sister is the same age but has no symptoms.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for foaming at the mouth, sometimes it occurs due to oral irritation or poisoning which is why it is always best to rinse out the mouth if possible to be on the safe side. Other causes may be due to dental disorders, oral foreign objects, nausea, swallowing disorders and others. Without examining Fin I cannot say what the cause is, but if the foaming continues you should visit your Veterinarian or an Emergency Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Proteus
American Shorthair
7 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth
Shaking

I was wondering if cats can get frostbitten on their mouths. If they do, do they foam at the mouth until they get warmed up? He is also shaking a bit as well. The conditions just started today.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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I cannot think of a connection between frostbite in the mouth and foaming unless the swallowing reflex was affected leading to accumulation of viscous saliva which would bubble whilst breathing, but I cannot say for sure. If there is a lot of foam or it doesn’t stop, you should visit your Veterinarian for an examination to determine if there is another cause for the foaming which may be due to infections, dental disorders, poisoning among other causes. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Taz
tabby
11 Months
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

I noticed my cat had worms yesterday so I took him to the vet today. He’s almost a year old so I got him treated for the worms, as well as getting his rabies vaccine. I brought him home and put some flea medicine on him as well since the vet said he could’ve gotten worms from a single flea (he’s never had fleas). I left the house for a few hours and came back to him sleeping in his usual spot but then he got up and was moving around. He ran to me and I noticed him foaming from his mouth. I immediately wiped the foam away and brought him to his water. He ate his food and drank his water like normal. Now he’s just laying down and playing now and then, like usual. Is he ok?? Or should I take him to the vet?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming at the mouth may be caused by licking the application site of the flea & tick spot on treatment, if you have cleaned out his mouth and he is otherwise alright you should keep a close eye on him. If he foams at the mouth again or you notice any other symptoms visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Abbey
mixed
9 Years
Fair condition
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Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

Medication Used

No medications

My cat just started licking my clothes and then before I knew it.....she had a bunch of foam hanging out of her mouth. She seemed ok afterwards......but know she seems to be licking my clothes again hours later.

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Stella
tortishell
6 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

I just gave my cat flea and tick medicine in between her shoulder blades. She was outside for about 3 hours, in the 90 degree heat (this was before the medicine was given). I noticed, after the medicine was given, that she was foaming at the mouth. I see her trying to lick the medicine off her back, is that a possible cause of her foaming at the mouth?

Her eyes are not dilated.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Licking flea & tick spot on medications are a common cause of foaming at the mouth; also dehydration, increased (thick) saliva and increased respiratory rate may also cause foaming at the mouth. If you have concerns you should rinse the product off her back if she can reach it with a mild soap and rinse out the mouth thoroughly; if any other symptoms present including twitching or anything else concerning visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Talula
tabby
10 Years
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

swollen face
Foaming At The Mouth
Crying
Face swelling
Foaming mouth

Our ten year old, indoor/outdoor tabby cat has severe swelling around cheeks and mouth and is foaming at the mouth. She is also verbally distressed with crying meows. She spends her days roaming the backyard and nearby neighborhood, or sleeping in the bedrooms of the house.

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Mitzy
Mancoon
6 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Antisocial
Foaming At The Mouth

Medication Used

none

My cat is foaming at the mouth and doing this thing that’s like she is chewing it or something. It happened seemingly out of no where. I was just petting her a few minutes before. Nothing happened to startle her or agitate her, as I was in the room the whole time. It seems to have went away over the course of 10 minutes or so and I wanted to make sure everything is ok. Thank you.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming at the mouth may be caused by various different causes which may include dental disorders, dehydration, poisoning, oral injury, respiratory distress among other conditions. Without examining Mitzy I cannot give you an all clear but would recommend that you rinse the mouth out and check to be on the safe side; if this recurs or you notice any dental issues or oral injury visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Peaches
Snowshoe
4 Years
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth
Vomiting, chewing, foaming at the m
Vomiting, chewing
Chewing
Vomiting

Medication Used

none

My car ate wet food as she always has this morning. She threw that up, 10 minutes later she starts chewing and immediately foaming/salivating/frothing (not sure which to call it) she is a little overweight, 4 yrs old, updated on everything and nothing new

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for foaming at the mouth which may include poisoning, dental disorders, increased respiration among many other causes; generally it occurs due to excessive salivation and increased respiration which causes foam to form. Sometimes it is not serious and sometimes it is an indicator of something more serious. You should rinse out Peaches mouth and ensure that there are no injuries or dental issues; monitor her and if this occurs again or if you suspect she may have eaten something poisonous visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Alan
Unknown
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Drooling
Coughing

My 4 year old cat was outside all night and he meows at the window when he wants to come in. He ate a little a drank a bit of water and I thought everything was fine, until I woke up to the sound of him coughing and I saw him drooling, spitting and foam was coming out his mouth. The foaming stopped after 2 minutes after we made him lots drink water... So my question is, why was he foaming in the first place?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming at the mouth is normally a combination of viscous saliva and an increase in respiration/panting; this may be caused by dental disorders, oral injury, poisoning, respiratory distress, heart disease, dehydration among other conditions. Without examining Alan I cannot say what the specific cause is, however I would recommend that you visit your Veterinarian if it recurs, you notice other symptoms or you suspect he may have been poisoned. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Trout
Mancoon
4 Years
Mild condition
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Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

My brothers cat is a inside/outside cat who does normal cat things. (Chases mice and rats, kills them, plays with toys etc.) Today my mom and I got home and he was foaming at the mouth but we know it’s not rabies. We are thinking one of the rats or mice he got a hold of was poisoned and it’s carried onto him. Is there anything we can do from home.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Cats will often foam at the mouth when they taste something that they don't like, and it isn't necessarily a toxin. If Trout is acting normally, eating and drinking and the foaming is getting better, you may be fine to monitor him. If he is stumbling, glassy eyed, vomiting, not eating, or acting strangely, he should be seen by a veterinarian for treatment.

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bosi
shiraz
10 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

dilated pupils clenching jaws

doctor my cat had poisoning and my doctor gave her atropine cortisone vitamin b12 and some sedative
now she is salivating white matter and having episodic twitching and jaw clenching and confusion with dialated eye pupils what should I give her to stop the episodes

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Since I don't know what Bosi was poisoned by, I can't comment on what to give her to stop this problem, unfortunately. If she is still having signs, it would be best to follow up with your veterinarian, as she may need further treatment until this resolves.

she had permethrin poisoning
I gave her muscle relaxant as my vet instructed but she isn't eating or drinking and she is dizzy and has low blood pressure
what can I do

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Miss molly
Calico
10 Weeks
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

very weak

My cat is 10 weeks old and just within minutes today I went to feed her and couldn't get her to come to me from under the table. When I got her I noticed she was foaming its not white foam its clear also with drooling and acting unaware and can barely stand up... I'm very concerned. Also she is a house cat and does not go outside.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for foaming at the mouth which may include poisoning, dehydration, dental issues, pain among other causes; you should rinse out Miss Molly’s mouth and check for any dental issues or trauma, if she is lethargic or has any other concerning symptoms you should visit your Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Stella
domestic short hair
3 Months
Serious condition
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Serious condition

Has Symptoms

Seizures

Medication Used

Levetiracetam

Should I be concerned? I adopted a kitten from the animal defense league and shortly after she began drooling a large amount and what looked like little sniffles which would always end in her urinating on herself and before going stiff. Her pupils will dialate and she won’t move her back legs for a short period afterwards, then after about 3-5 minutes you can’t even tell she was feeling unwell. We took her to two vets and recorded the episodes only to find they were seizures. Last week we were given liquid anticonvulsant medication which she gets 2 times a day. It is .32ml of the drug and she has not shown any real issues with it for the first week, aside from walking a little stiff from time to time but no convulsions which was our main concern. This morning at 5am we were woken up however by a violent episode this time instead of her usual slight sniffles she was jerking a flailing in the bed and producing a large amount of frothy saliva accompanied by projectile urine she was unable to control. After the tremors stopped she stared into space unresponsive and frothing for an additional few minutes until she shook her feet out and tried walking away. After confirming she was ok we got back to sleep to wake up 3 hrs later at 8am to another seizure. Her medication was due at 8am so I can kind of understand how the second one may have occurred but why is she having two seizures so close together ON ANTICONVULSANTS? I already did blood work on her and everything seemed normal and every vet she sees says she is fine but she is obviously not fine when she continues to have these episodes. In her more recent episodes she will have a moment where she is somewhat conscious of what’s happening and meows our for help even though we are right next to her. I am becoming increasingly concerned about her health and safety but I keep hitting dead ends. Is she ok? What can I do to help her and how to I prevent these episodes from happening, she is only 3 months old I hate for her to live her entire life with this condition. I asked for X-rays from a vet and they said there would be nothing in an X-ray to show epilepsy, obviously. Should I take her to a specialist instead of normal vets? If so how do I even go about finding a specialist for a cat that no one can diagnose? Any thoughts or advice will be helpful since at this point nothing seems to be working.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Cases like these are never easy and a x-ray would not help in narrowing down a cause, but a CT or MRI may help to show any brain lesion or other anomaly which may be causing these severe seizures; sometimes regardless of treatment or management an animal will continue to have seizures which is important to have a diagnosis rather than just attempting to manage the symptoms which is being done now. A Neurologist would have more experience in neurological conditions to draw from than a general Veterinarian and therefore would be valuable to visit for a consultation but a CT or MRI may be recommended. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Mr. Mittens
Tuxeduo
5 Years
Moderate condition
0 found helpful
Moderate condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

My cat foams at the mouth when he is traveling on a plane. It only happens when we are taking off and when landing. Since he is under the seat in his carrier we are not allowed to hold him during these times. Any suggestions to make air travel less traumatic? I do not give him drugs. Tried it and he is allergic.

Dr. Michele King, DVM
Dr. Michele King, DVM
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Thank you for your email. I'm not sure which medications you have tried for Mr. Mittens, but if he is that anxious during take off and landings, medications may be the solution for him, and there are many options for anti-anxiety medications. The only other way that you will be able to solve this problem is to positively reinforce the experience that he has during these times, which is quite impossible unless you have access to a flight simulator! Your veterinarian can discuss different options for medications with you, and you could trial them while you're home to make sure he doesn't have any adverse effects.

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Cheeto
domestic short hair
11 Months
Fair condition
1 found helpful
Fair condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

My cat ,Cheeto, was sleeping next to me and woke up shaking his head drooling, which I then noticed he was foaming from the mouth. I immediately rinsed his mouth & now he is totally fine and back to normal. This has never happened before, he’s an active indoor cat, eats & drinks normally, uses the bathroom on a regular basis. He occasionally has soft stool and frequently goes to the bathroom outside of the litter box ( i don’t know if that has anything to do with it). Any ideas what could be wrong & should I take him to the vet as soon as possible?

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are various causes for foaming at the mouth which may include poisoning, some respiratory infections, increased salivation with increased respiratory rate, dental disorders among other causes; without examining Cheeto I cannot say for certain whether or not there is a cause for concern, but keep an eye on him and if any other symptoms present or there is another episode of foaming at the mouth visit your Veterinarian to be on the safe side. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Cheetah
Bengal
13 Years
Mild condition
0 found helpful
Mild condition

Has Symptoms

Foaming At The Mouth

My cat started the shake his head and then started to foam at the mouth. There was quite a lot of drooling also. I believe that it is caused by his teeth because he is now thirteen and they are not in good condition. I was hoping you could verify.

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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Foaming at the mouth may be caused by a few different causes including dental issues, seizures, poisoning and other conditions; any episode like this should be investigated by your Veterinarian to make sure that there isn’t a more concerning cause than dental problems, also the dental issue may be able to be managed. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

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Diana
mixed
11 Months
Moderate condition
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Moderate condition

I have a person mix cat named Diana. She is totally indoor cat and has had all her vaccinations. Last night she slipped out of the house. Although I found her after a search of 3 hours. Now she is panting is foaming at mouth.
I don't know what is wrong with her. Please help me

Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
Dr. Callum Turner, DVM
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There are many causes for foaming at the mouth and may be due to poisoning or other serious condition; oral trauma, dental disorders, respiratory distress, dehydration etc... may also lead to foaming at the mouth (viscous saliva and rapid respiratory rate may form foam). You should ensure that the mouth is thoroughly rinsed out and check inside for any signs of trauma or dental issues; if she is still foaming at the mouth or other symptoms present visit an Emergency Veterinarian. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM

No tabbies no dental issues just deflead him with mflea 5 x is he gonna be ok????

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