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Customer: My small persian cat (indoor) suddenly started drooling

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Customer: My small persian cat (indoor) suddenly started drooling excessively today. He has eaten all his meals today. He does have hyperplasia of his gums. Which my vet keeps an eye on. He has never done this before. Worried !!
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The Veterinarian will know if the Persian cat will be able to digest that. Anything else I can tell the Veterinarian before I connect you two?
Customer: He got out on to the bottom step in our garden last night, (all paved) and his tail whipped back and forward, which he has never done before. He did not have access to any plants !
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Hello and thank you for your question. It appears that the Expert you were hoping to speak with is not currently available. I have stepped in to assist you in their absence so that you have a prompt reply to your question. Is it possible for me to obtain some additional information from you about your companion? 1) Have you seen any vomiting? 2) Any gagging or retching? 3) Has he consumed any food that isn't his cat food (human food?)4) Is he on any medication currently?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
None of the above
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.
Profuse drooling is typically due to nausea, but it can also due to something being wrong in the mouth. Gingival hyperplasia could certainly cause this symptom. Perhaps the easiest way to determine if this is due to nausea or not would be to give a dose of pepcid to see if it calms his stomach. If you're hoping to wait to see your vet on Monday, if necessary, that should be possible if he keeps eating and drinking normally. If not, it will be important to have an exam performed as quickly as possible (this weekend, if possible).The dosing for pepcid is available here: you're satisfied with our dialogue, please take the time to issue a rating for me so that I am compensated for helping you today. Best of luck!
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?