“Why do cats drool?” is a very common question, and one that pet parents should know the answer to.
Firstly, a drooling cat is perfectly normal. It’s generally a sign your feline is settled and relaxed, and can sometimes be seen while they are purring or kneading.
The occasional little drool every now and then is definitely nothing to be worried about. It just means you have one content cat.
That being said, stressful situations – such as a trip to the vet or a house move – can also cause cats to drool. However, this should only be a temporary reaction, and is again nothing to be too concerned about, unless these high-stress moments become a regular occurrence.
If you’ve started noticing your cat drooling a lot of the time, or they are producing a large amount of saliva, this could be a sign that they are sick or it could be a behavioural issue.
They may be struggling to swallow, fighting an oral disease, or it could even be that they are suffering from heatstroke.
Spotting these symptoms and knowing how to deal with them quickly is crucial if we are to ensure our felines remain happy and healthy.
If your cat begins salivating abnormally, and you believe it may be linked to a serious medical condition, you will need to arrange an appointment with your vet immediately.