Cat "smacking lips".

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Doll:
For the past few months my four year old male cat has been smacking his lips constantly. I don't know what else to call it. I guess it looks like what we would do if we had a bad taste in our mouths. Last month he went in for some dental work but he was doing it before the dental work, and still after the dental work. The vet didn't mention anything abnormal about his mouth other than the usual cleaning. Any ideas what this could be?
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Cheryl:
[nq:1]For the past few months my four year old male cat has been smacking his lips constantly. I don't know ... work. The vet didn't mention anything abnormal about his mouth other than the usual cleaning.Any ideas what this could be?[/nq]
My kitty did something similar when he was very nauseous. He was drolling and he swallowed a lot. He also licked his mouth a lot to lap up the drool. In the beginning I thought it almost sounded like hiccups.
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Arjun Ray:
in message | news:(Email Removed)... |> For the past few months my four year old male cat has been smacking |> his lips constantly. (...) Any ideas what this could be? | | My kitty did something similar when he was very nauseous.

My CRF cat does that from time to time. Besides nausea, this can also be a sign of excess acidity in the stomach, possibly an ulcer (which CRF cats are prone to, anyway.) I mix some Slippery Elm bark powder into his food to ease the condition.

I think a visit to the vet might be in order for the OP.
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Cheryl:
I mix some Slippery Elm bark powder into
[nq:1]his food to ease the condition. How much Slippery Elm do you think you mix in per day? I use ... cap per day.. in the evening when he gets prednisone and then followed by a few lightly cooked chicken chunks.[/nq]
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Arjun Ray:
in message | news:(Email Removed)... | |> I mix some Slippery Elm bark powder into his food to ease the condition.
[nq:1]How much Slippery Elm do you think you mix in per day?[/nq]
I never measured it - probably less than 1/8 tsp per meal. I got the SEB in powder form, not caps. I try not to overdo it.
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Sherry:
[nq:1]For the past few months my four year old male cat has been smacking his lips constantly. I don't know what else to call it. I[/nq]
Just a thought, but mine always does that just before he throws up. Could he possibly be nauseous?

Sherry
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