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My cat is opening and closing his mouth quickly and he is drooling. He is breathing fine though

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know what to do with the drooling. What is the cat's name and age?

His name is ***** ***** hes 7 years old

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Cat Veterinary
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Cat Veterinarian: Robert Schwarb,
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Hello, my name is ***** ***** I am a licensed veterinarian. If you are able to respond in the next 15 minutes or so I would like to help.

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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May I have an update on McKinley, please? Drooling usually indicates cramping, nausea, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD, acid reflux, heartburn) or perhaps esophageal or oral irritation/ulcers. "Opening and closing his mouth quickly" is unclear to me. Please clarify.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Hank you. He seems fine today. He was opening and closing his mouth kind of like they do when they have something stuck in their teeth
Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Ah! Thank you for the good update. I appreciate your taking the time to let me know. You may receive an inappropriate follow-up from the site ostensibly sent by me. It wasn't and I apologize in advance should you receive it.

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