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Excessive drool

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I would think he ate something he shouldn't but I really don't think that is the case. Serj is right under 4 and has bad gingivitius (no idea how to spell it) so I really think it is just a flare up of that. He goes in for regular tooth cleanings and gets tartor control treats. His last cleaning was 3 months ago and it wasn't bad at all they hardly had to do anything.

He got up on the couch with me and after 10 min I heard him makin weird sounds when breathing and he had a HUGE amount of drool coming out of his mouth. He moved up on my leg and is sleeping on my leg. His breathing sounds wheezie and his amount of drool is ridiculous, it is thicker drool too. He is trying to sleep. His breathing is only bad once the drool amounts up. The amount is so much it is soaking through a knitted blanket and my pant leg.

This doesn't seem like an emergency since his breathing isn't always wheezie and his past medical problems but I do not know what to do other then keep an eye on him. I am a lil bit worried.
post #2 of 9
I would place a call to the vet. Better safe than sorry at this point. Good luck.
post #3 of 9
It sounds like your cat is very uncomfortable. My cat has gingivitis and it has never flared up like that to the point of breathing difficulties. If your cat is wheezing, I would at least call an emergency vet to discuss the symptoms.
post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by kittiekitten View Post
I would think he ate something he shouldn't but I really don't think that is the case. Serj is right under 4 and has bad gingivitius (no idea how to spell it) so I really think it is just a flare up of that. He goes in for regular tooth cleanings and gets tartor control treats. His last cleaning was 3 months ago and it wasn't bad at all they hardly had to do anything.

He got up on the couch with me and after 10 min I heard him makin weird sounds when breathing and he had a HUGE amount of drool coming out of his mouth. He moved up on my leg and is sleeping on my leg. His breathing sounds wheezie and his amount of drool is ridiculous, it is thicker drool too. He is trying to sleep. His breathing is only bad once the drool amounts up. The amount is so much it is soaking through a knitted blanket and my pant leg.

This doesn't seem like an emergency since his breathing isn't always wheezie and his past medical problems but I do not know what to do other then keep an eye on him. I am a lil bit worried.
I would really encourage you to get him seen by a vet - today. With the amount of drool you describe, and the way you say it affects his breathing, I'd be concerned about the drool causing him to choke or aspirate (it accidentally goes down into his lungs). This may not be in any way related to gingivitis....maybe he has an abscess in his mouth somewhere. I really would not let this go, this sounds like more than just a cat with a bit of drooling from gingivitis. Maybe he's eaten something that's caused an allergic reaction in his mouth/throat, or something's stuck in his throat. Please, get him to a Vet as soon as you can.
post #5 of 9
How is Serj today?

If he's still drooling, I'd be taking him to the Vet. If his last cleaning was 3 months ago, it could be that he's since developed a dental issue - like a resorptive lesion (those can be very painful). There are also other oral issues that can cause a lot of drooling...eg: a growth or tumor in the mouth.
post #6 of 9
My cat did that and it was not her teeth.
Her kidneys were gone and I lost her.
I would go to the vet and see what is causing it.
post #7 of 9
Jordan had this once when he had a flare up of his feline herpes. He was drooling like a crazy man & it turned out he had a fever. I would say that if you can't identify why he is drooling a vet trip is definatly in order. He may have something lodged somewhere in his mouth or throat, the possibilities are almost endless.
post #8 of 9
My cat, Sammie had the same thing. He ate a bug that has poison/venum; like a spider or something. Sammie had all this drool and the next day it went away. We live in a area with spiders, bugs and stuff. It only happened once.
post #9 of 9
I have a cat that drools from time to time (along with other symptoms) and my vet said that drool can be a sign of seizures in a cat. Although it sounds unlikely if your kitty didnt seem to have anything else affecting him. I would give the vet a call, see if they suggest anything.
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