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My cat has foam coming out of her mouth. Not all the time but

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My cat has foam coming out of her mouth. Not all the time but enough
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!


Is this something that is new or has been a problem for some time?



Customer: replied 5 years ago.
This has never happened before. It is long thick mucus like. and looks foamy. She is sleeping in her bed now and seems a little calmer. She ran around the house before when the mucus would come out or foam. Could she have eatten something or I did see a piece of rubber band chewed. Could she have eatten some of that. I am just not sure. She is quiet now like I said and in her bed.
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.

Regarding causes for these signs, possible causes may include:

1) Abscess (unknown cause)

2) Tooth disease or fracture leading to inflammation or infection

3) Eating / Licking something that caused irritation to the mouth

4) Systemic disease leading to nausea


In case there is a bad taste in the mouth you can offer a small amount of milk.


You can also offer 2.5mg of over the counter Pepcid A/C in case there is stomach upset.


If the signs do not resolve, I would recommend you bring her to your veterinarian for evaluation.

Although a complete physical examination (heart, lungs, ears, belly) is important - a thorough examination of the oral cavity is very important as your signs are related to the oral caivity.

I hope this information helps.
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.

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