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Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Anathema, Jun 2, 2018.
Help! My cats are drooling thick drool after flea treatment, should be worried. I'm freaking out.
Hello @Anathema and welcome
Was it a spot-on flea treatment? If your cats managed to lick some of the stuff off each other then it could make them drool or froth at the mouth because of the nasty taste. This is what cats do when they encounter a taste that is alien to them. I doubt they will have gone back for a second lick, so should be OK within an hour or so.
If it was a flea killing tablet you gave them the drooling could also be due to the nasty taste - some veterinary tablets are bitter tasting. The drooling should stop in an hour or so. Give them some tasty wet food to eat to take away the taste of the medicine.
If they have any other symptoms you are concerned about then please seek advice from a vet.
Hi, I think they're licking it in. They were squirming around and getting it on wasn't really my finest hour. They've both eaten since. But the second cat didn't start drooling until afterward. I 've managed to wipe off the excess from ones fur so I'm trying to see if that one stops. The other ones just hiding and hissing. It's the last time I use this brand that's for sure. Say here panicing.
Which brand was it?
Tbh, it's likely they would react the same way to any make of spot-on flea treatment if they manage to lick it off their own, or each other's, fur. The stuff is meant to taste vile, so the cats don't want to wash it off themselves.
Johnson. I normal get it from vet but they wanted me to cart them in. Wish I had now. Thank God I found you on here. All the advice on line is terrifying. I'm still trying to get the second one out of hiding to wipe her fur but she gets hissy and aggressive whenever I use flea treatment and I'm seriously in the dog house with her. The one i managed to wipe down has cleaned the area (because it was now wet) but so far no repeat of the drooling, so fingers crossed.