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Why is your cat drooling?

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2011-06-09 20:14:53

  • Some cats love their owners and it is a sign of affection if

    they rub and some cats may drool which is not a sign of

    anything being wrong with them, but just their particular

    personality. It's a form of affection. Like humans, cats can have

    more saliva than others.

  • I also have a cat who I have had since he was a kitten and he

    is now 13 years old. He drools a lot when he purrs as he gives

    affection. It is hilarious, sweet and sometimes a little disgusting

    but we love him, drool and all. I notice that when he purrs he

    keeps his mouth open slightly and doesn't seem to swallow the

    saliva. I believe that is why he is "sharing" with the rest of


  • We also have a cat that drools when cuddling, but if your cat

    does not normally drool under these circumstances and is drooling

    at other times there are several causes. Some are minor but others

    are not. See what your cat has been eating - ours occasionally

    chomp a slug, which is relatively harmless, but a huge drool

    producer. Other items are not so harmless. Check with your vet if

    the drooling lasts more than a day.

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