Pregnant Cat Drooling: Should You Worry? What Should You Do?

pregnant cat drooling

Let's be honest:

Seeing your pregnant cat drooling excessively and acting all weird is like a horror movie come to life. 😱

It's like having a sneak preview of your worst parenting nightmares.

But here's the cold, hard truth:

If you don't figure out what's going on and fix it pronto, you'll be drowning in a sea of worry, regret, and sleepless nights.

That's no way to bring new life into the world.

Lucky for you, in this I Care for Cats guide, I'll reveal the keys to solving this drooling conundrum.

Buckle up and let's get to it!

Managing Excessive Drooling in Pregnant Cats

Dealing with excessive drooling in pregnant cats can be tough. 😕

You have to address this issue because it could mean your cat is uncomfortable or nauseous.

So, what can you do to help?

Here are some tips for managing excessive drooling in pregnant cats:

  1. Start dental care early: It might be difficult, but using toothpaste made for cats can ease discomfort and improve oral health.
  2. Try dental prescription diets: These diets maintain dental health, reducing tartar buildup and gum disease. They promote good oral hygiene and reduce inflammation.
  3. Stay on top of dental procedures: Follow your vet's advice on scheduling cleanings and check-ups. This prevents excessive drooling and maintains overall oral health.
  4. Improve gum health: Cats often have mild gingivitis, but there are ways to enhance their gum health. Use cat-specific toothpaste, feed them dental prescription diets, or try dental supplements recommended by your vet.

Remember to consult your vet for personalized recommendations and treatment options based on your cat's specific needs.

Main points I'll expand upon further down this article:

  1. Excessive drooling in a pregnant cat can be a sign of contentment.
  2. Hormonal changes during pregnancy may cause increased salivation.
  3. Drooling can also be a symptom of dental issues or mouth infections.
  4. Pregnant cats may experience nausea or morning sickness, leading to drooling.
  5. A pregnant cat's drooling can be a result of stress or anxiety.
  6. Excessive drooling should be monitored and discussed with a vet.
  7. Cats may drool due to ingestion of toxic plants or substances.
  8. Drooling can be a sign of fever or illness in a pregnant cat.
  9. Dental problems can arise during pregnancy, causing drooling and discomfort.
  10. Regular brushing and dental care can help prevent dental issues.

And now, let's dive into another interesting aspect of pregnant cats...

Their nesting behavior and tooth development...

Understanding Normal Pregnancy Symptoms in Cats

Pregnant cats often show increased nesting behavior, a sign they are getting ready to give birth. To help your feline friend during this period, create a cozy and quiet spot where she can build her nest.

Additionally, it's normal for cats to experience tooth loss.

But don't worry, new teeth will grow in their place.

Keep an eye on your cat's oral health and consult with a vet if you notice any issues.

Supporting your pregnant cat and being aware of these natural changes will ensure her well-being throughout this exciting time.

I advise you to take note of any changes in your cat's behavior during pregnancy.

One important aspect to monitor is her appetite.

If you notice that she is not eating or eating less, it may cause you concern.

In such cases, my blog post Why Is My Pregnant Cat Not Eating can provide useful insights into the possible reasons behind this behavior.

Normal Behavioral Changes During Pregnancy in Cats

When your cat is pregnant, you must create a calm and stress-free environment for her.

Here are some things to watch out for during this time:

  1. Your cat may become more affectionate and seek extra attention from you. Show her love and affection in return.
  2. She might start looking for a quiet, secluded place to give birth. Set up a cozy nesting area where she can feel safe.
  3. Some pregnant cats may have changes in their appetite, either an increase or decrease. Make sure she has access to nutritious food and fresh water all the time.
  4. As the pregnancy progresses, your cat's energy levels may drop. Let her rest and provide activities that reduce her stress.
  5. You may notice that her mammary glands get bigger and more noticeable. This is a normal part of preparing for nursing her kittens.

To gain insight into your cat's needs throughout pregnancy and offer the necessary care and support, it is crucial to observe these behavioral changes attentively.

And if you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to reach out to your veterinarian. 😺

And that wraps up today's article.

If you wish to read more of my useful articles, I recommend you check out some of these: Why Is My Pregnant Cat Losing Hair, Can You Bathe a Pregnant Cat, Can You Spay a Pregnant Cat, Why Did My Pregnant Cats Belly Drop, and Do Cats Drink a Lot of Water Before Giving Birth

Talk soon,

-Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis

Howdy howdy, I'm Sarah Davis, and I'm all about cats – that's right, those mysterious, independent furballs we adore. So welcome to my blog "I Care for Cats", where I dish out the real talk on cat food, health, training, behavior, and so much more. My goal? To help your feline friends live their best nine lives.