Dribbly Cat

by Kirsty Parker
(Bournemouth, Dorset)

I have a 10 year old cat that has recently been dribbling excessively and randomly. What could be the cause of this?

Answer by Kate
i would say there could be an issue with his teeth. often dribbling is associated with tooth decay.

He needs to see a vet so that they can determine the exact cause and sort him out. cats do need regular dental checkups as they get older as tartar can build up and cause problems.

the only other cause I think of is that he either has been around lots of catnip, this can make cats dribble or he has been stung or has some other foreign body in his mouth. in any case taking them to a vet is the best option.

best wishes Kate

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