Cat is sick?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by bby31288, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    Hi everyone...I'm not sure if my cat is sick. I have two orange kitties. Brothers. One is slightly bigger than the other, we call them big orange kitty and little orange kitty! Anyhow. They have both been droolers. Especially if you are petting them and they are purring, they go into this state of euphoria and drool. But husband noticed that the big orange kitty is drooling all the time. Big puddles all over. The floor, the beds, where ever he is. He is eating fine, not losing weight, drinking fine. Should I worry? I'm trying to avoid a trip to the vet for nothing. Especially with Christmas right around the corner. He does go outside, so I'm not sure if he ate something. He seems to be acting normal except for the drool. Also we did move and have been in the house about 3 weeks now. Is stress possible? Any insight?
     
  2. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I would't worry too much. One of mine (Possum) snots everywhere. Especially when he's purring, his nose runs.

    Lots of cats drool. And lots of them drool a LOT. Unless it's a real problem, as long as he is exhibiting NO OTHER SIGNS of anything, I wouldn't worry.

    It can be pretty gross, though.
     
  3. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

    Is there any chance kitty has something caught in his mouth/throat? Obviously, if there is it's not blocking his airway but that could be the cause of it.

    I would at least give the vet a call and see what they say. It won't cost a thing and it can't hurt.
     
  4. mstang67chic

    mstang67chic Going Green

  5. katya02

    katya02 Solace

    That link is really good, and basically said what I was going to say - look in your cat's mouth, check for gum/dental disease, for foreign objects, for bad odors, for sores on his tongue etc., and then call the vet. If he's an outdoor cat he could have become infected or injured and need attention for that. If he's older, some cats can get neurological disease and drool. A phone call doesn't cost, and the more you can tell them in terms of what his mouth and tongue look like, the more useful their advice will be. Good luck!
     
  6. bby31288

    bby31288 Active Member

    Thanks for the Link! I didn't think to google drooling cat!! I will check his mouth when I get home. Then give the vet a call.
     
  7. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Wow I live by Google and didn't think of it.
     
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