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cat: mouth..When I try to give him fluid, he growls and hisses.

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My outside cat has water/fluid dripping from the mouth. When I try to give him fluid, he growls and hisses. He's usually very passive.... what could be wrong?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  LennyDVM replied 8 years ago.

A few of the more common causes of drooling (fluid from mouth) are having tastes something distasteful (toads, some chemicals, medications), a foreign object such as a stick or bone caught between either the upper or lower teeth, a lesion in the mouth (abscessed or infected teeth.gums, tumors), systemic infections (feline herpes) and kideny disease.


An examination and possibly some diagnostic testing by a veterinarian is required to get the diagnosis and determine treatment.


Has your kitten been vaccinated for FVRCP, feline leukemia and rabies?


Let me know if you have follow up questions.

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