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Although Boots may currently look like 'ol Yeller, I can assure you that the UK is rabies-free. Acute ptyalism (hypersalivation) usually appears after our cats have licked something unpleasant tasting, irritating, or corrosive. In addition, gastrointestinal distress/nausea/heartburn is also seen in these cats. Her eating her dinner uneventfully, however, should rule out gastrointestinal distress. As long as boots is otherwise well, I would simply "watchful wait" and expect her to remiss shortly. If her drooling persisted for more than a couple of hours, you can administer 1/4 of a 10mg PepcidTwo tablet in case heartburn exists. If her drooling persisted inspite of that antacid administration, it would be prudent to have Boots's vet take a look at her in the morning.
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Thank you for your kind accept. I appreciate it. I'm going to check back with you tomorrow for an update. Feel free to return to our conversation - even after rating - prior to my contacting you if you wish. If Boots will allow, please carefully examine her oral cavity for any evidence of trauma - focal redness, ulceration, a tear in her tongue, e.g. Simple trauma should also be considered in such a patient.