What Causes Drooling in Cats?
Excessive salivation, also called ptyalism appears in two types of situations:
– When the cat produces too much saliva.
– When the cat is unable to swallow the saliva that it produces.
Oral Cavity Issues and Dental Disease
If you have a drooling cat, it is a symptom of an oral and dental disease because the salivary reflex activates. Here are only some of the cases when cats drool due to issues of the oral cavity:
Foreign Body or Disease
The presence of a foreign body in the cat's mouth might be preventing the cat to close its mouth all the way. That foreign body could be a splinter or a piece of bone. The salivation could be more intense depending on where the foreign body is.