Excessive Production of Saliva in Cats
Your veterinarian will treat the underlying cause of the ptyalism, once it has been effectively diagnosed. Although it is generally not necessary, your doctor may also treat the outward symptoms to reduce the flow of saliva. Nutritional supplements may be recommended if your cat has been suffering from ptyalism for any length of time and has not been able to eat properly.
Living and Management
Depending on the underlying cause, your veterinarian will want to monitor your cat as often as necessary to make certain that the treatment plan is effective.
Excessive salivation at the mouth
A cavity in the mouth where the respiratory systems and gastrointestinal systems come together
Having to do with dead tissue
A treatment of certain neoplasms that is administered using an x ray
A bundle of fibers that are used in the process of sending impulses through the body
A medical condition in which the mouth becomes inflamed
Any disorder of the neurons that may be characterized by rolling, circling, falling, etc.
A condition of having only one side
Something that is related to the whole body and not just one particular part or organ
The term for the nostrils and muscles in the upper and lower lips of an animal; may also be used to describe a type of tool used to keep an animal from biting
A change in the way that tissue is constructed; a sore
A disease of the brain of any type
Condition in which eating and/or swallowing is difficult
The part of the brain that contains the medulla oblongata and other vital portions of the brain.
The tube that extends from the mouth to the stomach
The digestive tract containing the stomach and intestine
To slow something down or cause it to stop
The condition of having a part of a body part protruding through the tissue that would normally cover it
Referring to the liver
The process of removing tissue to examine it, usually for medical reasons.
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