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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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Cat started drooling a lot. He leaves puddles everywhere he

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Cat started drooling a lot. He leaves puddles everywhere he goes. He is just about 3 years old. Other than the drool he seems to be normal. He eats normal drinking water normal and seen going to litter box. He still chases my other cat around. This as been going on for 2 days.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Ptyalism (hypersalivation) in cats can result from gastrointestinal distress (nausea, gastroesophageal reflux/acid reflux, heartburn) as well as oral pain (stomatitis, resorptive lesions). His vet will want to carefully examine your cat's mouth - particularly for stomatitis which in most cases defines inflammation resulting from an inappropriately upregulated (over-active) immune system which then causes widespread inflammation in your cat's oropharynx (back of the throat) and gingiva. Resorptive lesions look like our dental cavities but represent a different disease process. They're quite painful and often result in ptyalism.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Davd,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin