My cat is drooling.

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dgk:
Nipsy is drooling. I looked where he was lying on the bed and it was very wet. Really a puddle. At first I thought maybe he peed there but that wasn't the case. His mouth was wet and he was still drooling a bit. I checked his mouth but nothing obvious is wrong. So I went to review old messages here and check what is said about drooling.

And what do I find? A message from me on 9/9/2003 about how my cat Nipsy was drooling! I forgot all about that. Well, I did live through the 1960s. A very similar occurance. Sudden rush of drooling. I took him to the vet and had a very healthy cat. The only difference was that he had been outside in the backyard and we speculated that he ate something or got stung. This time he might have eaten something inside but unlikely he got stung!
He's behaving fine; no sign of anything out of the ordinary but he did just take a big drink at the Petmate fountain. That is not very usual for him but I can certainly understand it. I have to mop the bed. Cold wet nose (very wet), warm ears, again that is normal for him.

So, I'll watch him closely tonight and in the morning. Anything odd and I take him to the vet. If he seems normal I'll just give them a call to get their opinion. The last time I called the emergency vet and they told me to wait until morning and see how he was. Seems like good advice. Let's see what the morning brings us.
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dgk:
[nq:1]Nipsy is drooling. I looked where he was lying on the bed and it was very wet. Really a puddle. ... to wait until morning and see how he was. Seems like good advice. Let's see what the morning brings us.[/nq]
He was still dripping this morning so we went off to the vet. Nothing apparently wrong. Got shots for anti-inflamatory and antibiotic since he was about 1/2 degree high. Did he eat any holiday plants? No holiday plants. Any construction in the house? No, the normal destruction. New food? Well, they had friskies since I ran out of real food for the last two days. Maybe that was it. Friskees bad.

So who can tell what he found to eat? Something disagreed with him. But all seems ok pending further drooling.
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Alison:
[nq:1]He was still dripping this morning so we went off to the vet.Nothing apparently wrong. Got shots for anti-inflamatory and ... So who can tell what he found to eat? Something disagreed with him. But all seems ok pending further drooling.[/nq]
Hi ,
I think you did the right thing by taking your cat to the vet . It's better to be safe than sorry.
I did a search on Google and found a website with a little about it http://www.vetinfo.com/cdrool.html
Alison
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dgk:
I was worried about the long weekend. I figured the vet would close by the time I get home and not come back until Saturday. That would mean a trip to the speciality vet which is $300 or so and an hour away. So, we showed up at the vet, unannounced, at 8am. They open at 10 for regular patients. Of course they saw him anyway. I love those guys.

Thanks for the site. I was most concerned about the liver shunt thing since he still is, at most, 2 years old. But their description is of generally underweight animals and Nipsy is not underweight for anything. I would guess around 16-17 pounds. He may not be part Maine Coon, or he may be, but he sure has the size. He's still growing. The vet didn't really know what type he was, just that he was not a typical DLH. I think maybe I'd better get some pictures up so people can have a say.
Hopefully like the last time, he'll be fine in a day or so.
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