Cat rubs the side of her mouth

by Joe
(Woodinville Wa)

My cat is constantly rubbing her face along her gum lines. She will rub against anything. She has no problem eating ao I have to presume she is not suffering from a tooth problem. I do notice that her incissors petrude from her mouth...not call the time but more often than not.

What do you think is going on
Should see be seen by a vet.
Thank you

Answer by Kate
A cat has glands at the side of their mouth which they use to rub their scent onto things, people anything in fact that they want to mark as theirs. it is normal behavior and is nothing to worry about.

If you think it is excessive then you could mention it to the vet the next time you see him but as long as she is eating ok i don't think it is anything to worry about.

best wishes Kate

Click here to post comments

Return to Cat Questions.

I'd love to hear what you think of this page or my site. Let me know if you like what you have read or if it has helped you with a problem.

It's easy to do just leave a comment in the box below and click the like / share or +1 to let others know about my site. Thank You It really is most appreciated.

Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.