March 23, 2023

Why does my cat dribble?

Q My 18-month-old cat Midnight often drools and dribbles, not excessively but enough for me to notice. Could there be an underlying problem?

Vet Samantha Taylor advises: Cats can drool for a number of reasons; sometimes it is behavioural, occurring when they are excited, anxious or being petted.

However, it is important to rule out a medical problem causing the drooling. Problems with the teeth, gums, mouth or tongue can cause this, as can nausea – if she is feeling sick for some reason.

So I would recommend a check up at the vets to rule out mouth problems before assuming it is something Midnight does when she is feeling ’emotional’.