Is Your Cat Drooling? This Might Be Why

Cats are known for their strange, quirky behaviors – kneading, having an affinity for boxes, knocking things over, and more.

Many funny feline behaviors are perfectly normal; some can even be entertaining as you watch your cat play out her instincts. Some behaviors, though, can feel a bit unnerving, leaving you to wonder whether it’s simply another cat quirk or a more serious sign that something is wrong.

Read on to learn about some common causes of cat drooling, and whether your cat’s drool is a cause for concern.

Cat Drooling: Is it Normal? 

As much as we would love to give a straight yes or no answer, the fact of the matter is that every cat is different. Is cat drooling normal? The short answer: it depends.

Some cats may drool as an indicator of feeling happy and relaxed. Perhaps you tend to notice a few spit bubbles or even a single droplet of saliva near your cat’s mouth while she’s purring, rubbing against you, and kneading your lap, for example. If happy drooling has been a recurring behavior since your cat was a kitten, chances are there’s nothing to worry about (other than how you’re going to clean up that mess)!

If your cat suddenly begins drooling as an adult, however, it could be a sign that something is wrong—especially if that drooling is accompanied by additional changes in your kitty’s behavior and appearance.

Why Do Cats Drool? 

As mentioned above, drooling could be a perfectly normal sign that your cat is feeling comfortable and content.  However, it could also be a sign that your cat has an issue that needs to be addressed.

Common causes of cat drooling include:



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