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How do upper respiratory infections cause cats to drool and how can I fix this?

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Drooling can signal an infection of the nose, throat, or sinuses. Cats that live in homes or shelters with other pets have a higher risk. Stress is another factor.

Only your vet should treat an infection. But you can take steps to protect your cat from getting one. Keep her up to date on vaccines, indoors, and away from other pets, and wash your hands between handling different animals.

Only you know your cat’s normal behavior. If it changes for more than a day, she seems stressed, or she isn't eating and playing as usual, let your vet know.

From: Why Does My Cat Drool? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty: “Aging,” “Cats Who Suckle and Lick People,” “Heat Wave Alert: Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets,” “Hot Weather Tips,” “Ten Steps to Dental Health,”  “Upper Respiratory Infections,” “17 Poisonous Plants.”

Bernadine Cruz, MD, companion animal veterinarian, Laguna Hills, CA.

Mary Burch, PhD, animal behaviorist, spokeswoman, American Kennel Club.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: “Travel by Car with Your Animal Companion.”

The Anti-Cruelty Society: “Acclimating Your Cat to Car Travel.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on July 15, 2017

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SOURCES:

American Society for the Prevention of Animal Cruelty: “Aging,” “Cats Who Suckle and Lick People,” “Heat Wave Alert: Prevent Heat Stroke in Pets,” “Hot Weather Tips,” “Ten Steps to Dental Health,”  “Upper Respiratory Infections,” “17 Poisonous Plants.”

Bernadine Cruz, MD, companion animal veterinarian, Laguna Hills, CA.

Mary Burch, PhD, animal behaviorist, spokeswoman, American Kennel Club.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: “Travel by Car with Your Animal Companion.”

The Anti-Cruelty Society: “Acclimating Your Cat to Car Travel.”

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on July 15, 2017

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