Why is your cat drooling?
- 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.