Click here to learn more.
Cats produce copious amounts of saliva for a variety of reasons, including oral pain, difficulty swallowing and even as a response to nausea. Excessive drooling can also occur when cats ingest foul-tasting or toxic food, poison or medication.
But what about otherwise healthy felines who salivate when they’re simply happy?
It seems that a small but significant percentage of cats drool in response to positive stimulation, which is typically also accompanied by purring, rolling over submissively or rubbing their faces against the objects of their adoration. Most of these cats will be lifelong “happy droolers."
Although the biological rationale for this physiologic response remains a mystery, the important thing to keep in mind is that it’s a benign behavior. But if you do suspect any sign of disease, don't hesitate to consult your veterinarian.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
Blackie, who served in Afghanistan, is
safely back at his adoptive home, thanks
to the volunteers who searched for…
Want to keep your kitty off tables and
counters? Provide appropriate climbing
spaces and follow these training tips.
Dr. Patty Khuly says veterinarians have
come a long way in understanding
animals who are stressed at the clinic.
When Mikkel Becker visited her future
mother-in-law, she assumed her Pugs
would be well behaved. She was wrong.
From the 32-inch-tall Scottish Deerhound
to the 200-pound Mastiff, these big
breeds are large and in charge.
Before you buy chicks or ducklings for
your kids' Easter baskets, make sure you
know what you're getting yourself…
Want to find out how well your cat or dog is digesting his food? Well, our vet says the proof is in your pet's poop.
The active and playful Devon Rex’s high cheekbones and slender build make her look like a top feline model.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.