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Cat Drool?

Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by keeneland, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. keeneland

    keeneland Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

    Nov 30, 2016
    We have a fixed Tom cat who drools mainly when it seems he is tickled to see you as he wants to sit on your lap and purrs & constant head butts & rubbing. He really gets to drooling when we are giving out cat treats. I had googled a cat drooling and it talks about tooth & gum issues that cause this occurrence in cats. It would seem to me if this was a health issue it would be happening all the time and in his case it is not. The drooling only occurs as I described it and it's not like he lays around drooling constantly. Has anyone else every noticed this in a cat and could it be something that occurs more in a Tom cat than a female cat?

  2. blueyedgirl5946

    blueyedgirl5946 TCS Member Veteran

    Sep 10, 2005
    No, I haven't but I will be checking your thread to see if others have. I think it is unusual.

  3. javannalynn

    javannalynn TCS Member Adult Cat

    May 18, 2006
    Tucson, Arizona
    I have a 16 year old that drools from time to time. Treats, catnip, sleeping. His teeth are not bad.

  4. Gizmobius

    Gizmobius TCS Member Alpha Cat

    Dec 4, 2016
    My 1 year old boy does this when he's getting his favorite treats or when he's sniffing and chewing on the fresh catnip plant. His teeth and gums and in great shape so I know it's not an issue there. I always assumed it was kind of like when our mouths water when we're about to eat something really delicious. I just figure it's kind of like an over-salivation thing. The last time he was getting into the catnip plant, he shook his head and cat slobber rained down all over the dining room table. :lol:

  5. keeneland

    keeneland Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

    Nov 30, 2016
    That sounds just exactly what is going on with our Tom. I do not think he has problems with his teeth or gums either. He does go to the vet and they have never mentioned any issue. I also read the tooth & gum issue can come from eating only wet cat food. That is sure not the case here as he actually prefers dry cat food.

  6. duckpond

    duckpond TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 13, 2017
    I have never had a cat that drools. Has he had a vet check? I think if not i would want to have one, just to make sure there are no health issues, or dental issues. He may just be a drooler, like some of the others have :) But i think i would get him a check up, so you know for sure.

  7. duckpond

    duckpond TCS Member Top Cat

    Dec 13, 2017
    It use to be said that dry food cleaned the teeth, but most newer information shows this is not the case. a cat can have dental issues with wet or dry. Dental cleaning with your vet, and at home brushing is the best way to prevent dental problems. The drooling may not be any kind of problem at all, but if a cat has not had a dental check up recently i would recommend it :)

  8. Tobermorey

    Tobermorey TCS Member Super Cat

    Dec 13, 2017
    Two of my cats--sisters from the same litter--always drool when they're on my lap getting petted. They're almost 14, and they've done it all of their lives. They knead and purr, knead and purr, and drool just runs out of their mouths. In fact, their noses run, too, when they're really blissed out. For your viewing pleasure, I am attaching a picture of Lily slobbering and snotting all over me. :)


  9. 1 bruce 1

    1 bruce 1 TCS Member Top Cat

    Apr 8, 2016
    That's how one of our girls look when she's happy. When she's being held, pet, or rubbing around our feet she's leaving a spit trail =)
    The drooling happens only when she's really unable to stand her own joy. She's four. Vet said her teeth were impeccable, not a speck of tartar, not a sign of any inflammation or red gums or gums pulling away.
    If you're happy and you know it, flood your owners lap with spit.:cloud9:
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  10. cat princesses

    cat princesses TCS Member Alpha Cat

    May 15, 2016
    Chicago, Illinois
    My kitty does the same thing when she's really happy and content. My vet did a full exam on her and everything including teeth were totally normal - she said that's just a very happy kitty. The faucet really turns on just after she wakes from a nap and comes looking for her tummy to be rubbed, it's an all out faucet. Adorable! You have a very happy kitty!

  11. keeneland

    keeneland Thread Starter TCS Member Adult Cat

    Nov 30, 2016
    I think that's what going on with our kitty also! It's good to see others are having the same issue. I could not imagine he had dental issues that was causing the slobbering. Thanks for all the replies!
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