Healthy cats do not drool. However, it
is common for cats to drool when they know they are going to be given an
unpleasant-tasting medicine or receive an injection. This is psychological. A
few cats will also drool when they are purring and very relaxed. It is
important to know what is normal for your individual cat.
Keep in mind that an animal who drools excessively and acts irrationally
could have rabies. Exercise great caution in handling such an animal.
Some cats are born without the
ability to hear because of developmental defects in the hearing apparatus. Cats
may also be deaf in just one ear. Congenital deafness occurs most often in
white cats with blue eyes, and is the result of an incomplete autosomal
dominant gene. However, not all cats with blue eyes are deaf, and that includes
not all white cats with blue eyes. Longhaired cats with blue eyes have a higher
risk of deafness than shorthaired cats with blue eyes. White cats with the
Drooling accompanied by signs of ill health, such as watering of the eyes,
is quite likely due to a feline viral respiratory infection. Young cats with liver shunts
will drool excessively. Mouth infections and foreign bodies in the mouth are
accompanied by drooling. Heat stroke can cause excess salivation, as can
certain poisons (such as insecticides and arsenic).
Treatment: This is contingent on identifying the cause of the drooling.
WebMD Veterinary Reference from "Cat Owner's Home Veterinary Handbook"