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Friend's Cat: Drooling

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
My friend has this beautiful kitty named Esmarelda. She is just so cute.

She is kind of on the chunky side, yet normally very healthy. She is about 2 1/2.


My friend called her vet, and the nurse hinted that the cat might have an oral infection, yet, the vet said that she might just be content and happy.

Have any of you had experience or know anything about these symtoms?

It's just my great concerns for this lovely kitty.

Thanks, Willie's Meowmy
post #2 of 15
Kinah drools also when she is very relaxed. She has always done it and it never got worst. She's also healthy otherwise. I think she just can't control herself when she is content. She also farts when I pet her long enough.

But if the drooling appeared suddenly and/or gets worst, the cat might need to see a vet. I've had other cats drool before and one of them had a small cut in his mouth, the other had a tumor (she was very old and she also had trouble eating).
post #3 of 15
i had a cat once called shmoe and he drooled when sitting on my lap being petted,it came with purring,he was a huge big farm cat that when outside acted the hard man..
post #4 of 15
Amaudeus will *drool* your hand full if you scratch him around his mouth and under his chin long enough. I guess that somehow it must stimulate his salivary glands to *kick out some juice*. He is a very healthy and happy cat. He doesn't always do it.......but when he does......he does a good job of it. I wouldn't worry about it if the cat has been seen by a vet and is in good health. Some cats do this and others never do. We have one cat....Kiyoshi....that never purrs......go figure??? All of the others purr...and at different volumes I might add

Winter Hawk
post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 
Actually, he hasn't been to the vet. They just called the vet and asked.

They are calling the vet again right now, so mayeb he's gonna have a look at him.

He needs some vibes though, just in case! Because this family just put their dog down about a week and a half ago, so I really don't want them to lose or have trouble with the other (and now ONLY) pet! Thank you all so much!
post #6 of 15
Our newly acquired little girl Molly is a huge drooler. When you pet her long enough she starts drooling lots. She has done this since she was a kitty, she is 6 years old now with no problems. It's just gross thats all, my wife thinks it's cute!
post #7 of 15
Blaze also drools when you pet her under her chin.I was scared about it and asked our Vet.After a check-up, I was told she was fine and it just felt good to her.
post #8 of 15
Sending {{{prayers and vibes}}} out to Esmeralda. I've been told that drooling while being petted about the face is a response that kittens have when their mother cleans their face before allowing them to nurse.
My dog, Sugar, really drools - big, huge globs, like you see in movies such as Beethoven, K9 Cop, etc. It's so sad, cuz she'll shake her head, and the moisture soaks right through clothing and onto the skin; it repulses people, so she doesn't get all the pets that she'd like.
post #9 of 15
If the drool is clear I wouldn't worry about it. My old cat used to drool too especially when she was happy (high off of catnip, just had some tuna, getting attention, etc). If the drool is a different color (brown, pink, etc), then I'd worry...
post #10 of 15
if the drooling is sudden then the kitty needs to seee a vet, when my Simon started drooling it was because he had an abcessed tooth
post #11 of 15
I would want to be sure the cat is drooling, not foaming. Foaming can be a sign of some serious problems.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by Willie'sLove View Post
My friend has this beautiful kitty named Esmarelda. She is just so cute.

She is kind of on the chunky side, yet normally very healthy. She is about 2 1/2.


My friend called her vet, and the nurse hinted that the cat might have an oral infection, yet, the vet said that she might just be content and happy.

Have any of you had experience or know anything about these symtoms?

It's just my great concerns for this lovely kitty.

Thanks, Willie's Meowmy
Drooling can mean that petting has not only made him purr, but drool too because the petting has send him into such a state of euphoria that he's actually forgot to swallow. This kind of drooling isn't a problem but if he dribbles all the time, he may have a problem with his gums or teeth.
post #13 of 15
I would get it checked out if it's a change in the cat's usual behaviour, but some cats do drool when sleeping or being petted without it being caused by a health problem. My kitten drools a bit sometimes when he's really enjoying being cuddled, along with intense purring and fierce kneading with his eyes closed. The other day he decided to rub his face on my cheek during a cuddle session and I got cat drool all over my face
post #14 of 15
one of my cats does this when shes happy while been petted..she leaves such a puddle
post #15 of 15
Gizmo drools when she is happy, which is a little messy sometimes since she is a naturally happy cat...as long as the drool is clear and not coming out like a faucet, things are probably okay.
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