My cat does this thing where her bottom jaw shakes. It happens a lot when she is yawning and sometimes out of no where.

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Customer: Hi, my cat does this thing where her bottom jaw shakes. It happens a lot when she is yawning and sometimes out of no where. Today she started pawing at her mouth like there was something in there. Freaked me out a bit. She has been drooling a lot but her eating habits are still good. She seems fine other than what I mentioned.
JA: Hi there. The Expert will know how to help with the drooling. Does everything look normal with the cat's teeth?
Customer: The front teeth seem fine. I couldn’t get a great look but the back teeth might be dis colored
JA: What's the cat's name and age?
Customer: Lily is I think 6.
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: O rescued her a couple months ago because the previous owner threw her out of the house. So at that time she was skin and bone and I could see her skin. Now she has put on some weight and the fur is growing back. I don’t know if this matter to the situation but she did have a brother who was thrown out with her and was killed by a car.
Answered by LindsayM46 in 1 day 1 year ago
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Hi there! This is Dr. Montgomery. I’m here to help you today.

Shaking of the jaw makes me worried about pain of some kind.

Sometimes the can chatter their jaw when they see a bird or are excited, but the drooling makes me concerned.

I would be worried about dental disease as a cause for the pain and shaking.

Would highly recommend seeing your regular vet for an exam to determine what is going on.

Good luck! I hope that helps! Please remember to leave me a review!

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