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.
Many cats need preventive dental care by age 2 or 3. How
often a dental examination, scaling, and polishing is needed will depend on the
rate at which calculus forms on the cat’s teeth. A program of dental hygiene
will limit the rate at which this happens and help prolong the health and life
of your pet. This includes the following:
Feed your cat at least some dry kibble as part of her diet-preferably
one of the dental diets listed here. Dry foods are abrasive and help keep 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"