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The drooling response is likely because of the itchiness.
Is he itchy anywhere else besides the chin area?
Keeping him on a regular flea/tick prevention such as advantage or frontline is a good idea. Even one flea bite (and we may never see the little thing) can cause an itching response for up to 3 months. So if he isn't on something regularly, try this for a few months.
If the itchiness is only on the chin area, we can have allergic reactions to the food/water bowls themselves especially if his dishes are plastic. Try switching to glass or ceramic dishes.
What sort of anti-inflammatory injection was given? And what sort of antibiotic?
Please feel free to respond. There are certain anti-biotic, anti-inflammatory combos that work better for these situations. Depending on what was given the other day, we may have to wait awhile before doing anything else.
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He doesn't have any fleas or ticks and we regularly check him for this and also worm him. I regularly check him in general for lumps bumps and tenderness given his age.
He doesn't seem to be excessively itchy anywhere apart from the chin. He scratches like all cats but he really goes for it on his chin and regularly draws blood.
The scratching occurs whatever type of bowls we use ceramic or plastic doesn't seem to matter.
Like I said he has done this since he was a kitten but recently it has become worse. I wondered if there was something we do food or medication wise that will help with the drooling. It's not a constant thing like a dog drooling but is more than other cats that I've had and he does have bald patches near his lip and obviously where the scratching occurs.
I don't know what kind of antibiotic and anti-inflammatory were given by the vet today.
Before coming to you I did a bit of internet research and don't think that any of the more serious conditions apply since he is otherwise healthy and spritely for his age. The vet did say he has a bit of tartar but I don't want to risk the anaesthetic for a teeth clean in case that's not the cause.
Anything else you can suggest??
He is 4.5 kilos for the Benadryl dose. I can try it but it is really difficult to give him tablets as with most cats! Can I use the over the counter human form of Benadryl?
I think I may ask the vet about teeth cleaning too just in case this helps. I'm in the UK though and I've never heard of the food you recommend but will look into it.
I know he's not old for a cat. The reason I worry about the vet trips and possible stay over is that he was a feral/stray who I rescued when he was about 8-10 weeks after he was found abandoned in a factory. I then had to rescue him again from my ex-partner when he put him out on the basis he had been spraying in his rental and didn't tell me. He's very timid and anxious when anywhere except the familiar. I know it sounds a bit daft but I worry about him feeling like he's been abandoned again!