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Why has my cat started to dribble?

(8 Posts)
ComfortablyCurvy Mon 07-Jan-13 12:59:50

He was at the vets a few weeks ago for a check up.
All ok.

He's been dribbling for a few days.

Anything to worry about?

tabbycat15 Mon 07-Jan-13 13:15:29

Maybe a problem with the gums. Best to get it checked out.

worldgonecrazy Mon 07-Jan-13 13:21:19

I agree - teeth or gums are the most likely issue.

cozietoesie Mon 07-Jan-13 15:47:53

Yep - dental problems are the likeliest. And a bad tooth can flare up overnight even if you had him to the vet a few weeks ago. Get him back there - and best of luck.

waxlyrical Mon 07-Jan-13 18:34:31

My boy started this it was an ulcer on his lip. Easily cleared up by some antibiotics after a trip to the vet.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Mon 07-Jan-13 18:37:33

Is it always a sign there is something wrong?

I ask because my cat (18 months) has always been a dribbler. Only happens when he is very happy (ie being stroked/cuddled).

I just thought it was one of those things....confused

merlottits Mon 07-Jan-13 18:48:27

My 18 month old extremely healthy boy dribbles all the time. It's normal for some cats.

cozietoesie Mon 07-Jan-13 19:01:52

That's as may be. A trip to the vet would clarify.

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