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Hi! Just found this forum in search of trying to find some information on something one of my cat's has been doing for a while. I have two kitties, Jakers (a tabby male) and Shay (a calico female). Both are around the age of 9, and are very very spoiled and loved! Not sure if I will be able to find what I am looking for on here but figured it might be worth a shot before going in and ringing up a huge vet bill. Jakers, whom we adopted a couple of years ago after my husbands dad passed away, is always making a sound that I notice when he comes to bed, and he makes it throughout the night....not sure if he is making the sound during the day since he is usually sleeping outside or somewhere like that when the weather is nice or we are gone to work so we aren't around during the day to hear it. Anyways...the noise he is making is like a licking of lips sound, or like lip smacking sounds, like he is wetting his mouth or has to much saliva in his mouth. He seams to be healthy and happy....haven't had a chance to mention it to the vet since he was last in for his last check up. Anyways.....if anyone has any info on what it could possibly be it would be much appreciated! TIA!


P.S.....besides spoiling my cats, my other hobby is growing orchids!
post #2 of 13
It could be possible he has a dental issue? I do think it's something I would ask the vet about.

Welcome to TCS! (We love pictures, BTW )
post #3 of 13
My older kitty, Cotton, makes odd whistling sounds when he sleeps and it's due to the fact that he has no front teeth. I'd definately check this with your vet.

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Welcome to TCS!

Be sure to post pics of your furbabies, we them!
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Hi Becca
I am so glad that you have joined our wonderful community of caring people who love cats.

About sweet Jaker...
You might received more feedback from members about your concerns, if you post another thread about it in TCS's Health forum. Our Behavior forum might be an option too.
I would definitely have my vet check his mouth, to rule out a health issue.

As you learn your way around our site, if you have questions, I would be happy to help you. Feel free to contact me by clicking on my user name, then send a Private Message.
I will get back to you asap.
post #6 of 13
Hello and Welcome to TCS neighborhood.
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Hola y bienvenido a TCS, ...Catulina y Milky te saludan!!!........
(Translate: Hi and Welcome to TCS, Catulina and Milky say hello to you!!!...)

See you on the forums!
post #8 of 13
Hello and Welcome to TCS!

Hope you enjoy the forums!
post #9 of 13
Hi there we're so happy to get the chance to welcome you and your gorgeous furfamily to TCS. I'm sure you'll enjoy your stay with us - we're one great big family and you'll find loads of friends here. If I can help at all while you're finding your way around TCS just click on my username and send me a Personal Message - I'll do what I can to answer your questions

Hope you find some answer to Jakers' lip-smacking issues. I'd recommend a vet visit too, just to make sure he doesn't have any bad teeth or broken teeth that might be making him salivate.
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Hi and welcome to TCS! I agree with the vet idea for his lip smaking...my needy cat, Douglas, likes to knead (usually on me somewhere) before he goes to sleep. This is typical behavior in a lot of cats and does not bother me. He also drips saliva from his mouth when he does this, which I assume is his overactive imagination at work thinking of the old days with mama and nursing. I don't think this sounds like what you have with Jake

Looking forward to some pictures!

Deacon and Douglas' human
RIP sweet Lady
post #11 of 13
Hello & welcome to tcs. Love to see pics of your kitties.
post #12 of 13
Welcome to TCS. This is a great place, with great people and great advice. Glad to have you as part of our family.

Rob & Sport
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