my 18year old cat salivates a lot

by joanne
(england)

my cat is 18 years old and when hungry she starts slavvering a lot (salivating) she eats loads in a day much more than she used to and is sometimes sick , shes a lot more clingy to me , she was a wild cat and has never been a cuddly cat up until now , she is always behind or at the side of me


Reply
from kate
Hi
well at 18 years old she may now be suffering from underlying health problems which may not necessarily be apparent at first and this eating more and salivating may be the first symptoms of something becoming an health issue.

My advice would be considering her age that it would be wise to take her to see a vet soon and have this checked out. It is impossible to say what the issue could be without further tests but if there is something wrong i.e thyroid problem
cat-thyroid

Then the sooner it is caught and treated the better the outcome.

The clingyness may also be an indication that she is not feeling herself and may be a little anxious and therefore seeking more comfort and attention from yourself.

I also have a page about older cats and some of the things which can happen to them health wise and which you may find of further interest here

senior-cat.html

best wishes kate

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