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post #1 of 16
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Today I saw a black short haired cat on the trail by the river here and he was very loving. But only one small problem, while I was petting him, he was drooling bad. Not the regular drool either, it was more like a gel that oozed from the mouth to the ground. Looked nasty. It was clear, but real thick. Could this be a cat that's been infected, or maybe rabies? He wasn't mad at all, or hissy. Just wanted to be loved and saying, please take care of me. Any idea if he'd be ok or something to call the humane society on, such as possible disease? He was drooling profusely while I petted him. But when I first saw him, there was no sign of slobber. Thanks for any input....
post #2 of 16
If he was rabid, you would not have gotten near him, nor would he be anywhere near a river. Chances are he has a bad tooth or a gum infection- any way of trapping him and getting him to the vet?
post #3 of 16
Oh I hope you can capture him and get him to a vet,. He sounds like he`d be a real lover cat if taken care of.
Linda
post #4 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lonewolfblue
Today I saw a black short haired cat on the trail by the river here and he was very loving. But only one small problem, while I was petting him, he was drooling bad. Not the regular drool either, it was more like a gel that oozed from the mouth to the ground. Looked nasty. It was clear, but real thick. Could this be a cat that's been infected, or maybe rabies? He wasn't mad at all, or hissy. Just wanted to be loved and saying, please take care of me. Any idea if he'd be ok or something to call the humane society on, such as possible disease? He was drooling profusely while I petted him. But when I first saw him, there was no sign of slobber. Thanks for any input....
Poor thing....just like Hissy suggested, he probably has issues with his teeth. I would try to take him to a vet...(to be on the safe side I would trap him either in a humane trap or in a carrier)...he may also need to be neutered. Here is a list of low cost clinics in Washington:

http://www.lovethatcat.com/spayneuter.html#wa
post #5 of 16
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Trap him? Why do that? He just walks right up to you and rubs his head on your leg and wants to be petted. Just have to pick him up and away you go.
post #6 of 16
Don't be to sure- they can change their tune quickly once they are being carried. At least use a cat carrier. Put some canned food inside and once he walks in, then shut the door quickly- then carry him off-
post #7 of 16
Good luck with this one! As Hissy said, they can change their little minds and attitudes very quickly once a situation feels out of their control, i.e. being picked up off the ground vs. rubbing against your leg of their own accord. I hope that you are able to get this kitty to the vet for the help it apparently needs with those gums!
post #8 of 16
I agree with Hissy - I had to go and catch a foster earlier in the year, and I had been told she was very friendly. She came running up to me (I had the sense to sit hide the carrier), and she allowed me to pick her up, and hold her, but as soon as she saw the carrier, it was a battle of wills. Luckily I won (I made sure there wasn't a gap between her, me and the carrier), but if I hadn't, she wouldn't have come back for a second go!!
post #9 of 16
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Went down to the river this morning and no cat. I think someone else got him. He was just so loving. But unsure how my calico would react to the other cat. She does not like other cats. She belonged to one of the neighbors and wouldn't leave my yard. So they gave her to me with all her records. She either didn't like the smoke (they are heavy smokers and I'm a non-smoker) or she didn't like the other cats (they had about 3 other cats and now are up to 5, 2 new babies) or a combination thereof. She's well mannered, has great personality, and is potty trained (won't go potty in the house). When I see her by the door, she's got to go potty, lol.
post #10 of 16
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Will see if this works, never pisted pics in this forum yet.

If this works, this is my kitty. She's adorable. I kept the name the original owners gave her, Dashboard.





post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
It worked, hehehe....
post #12 of 16
Aww she is a beautiful muted tortie! I love muted torties they have such a tortitude!
post #13 of 16
I am sorry you didn't get chance to get this cat and take him to the vet. Drooling indicates a serious problem of some kind. Maybe someone will get chance to help him.
post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 
I thought she was a calico, lol.

I just looked up muted tortie online and looks just like her.
post #15 of 16
She is indeed a beautiful muted tortie - and that rug or carpet really brings out her colours. A cat of many colours. Thx for sharing!
post #16 of 16
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Actually that's one of those fake mink blankets on my bed. It does bring her colors out.
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