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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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My cat keeps drooling. I have noticed this today and her left

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my cat keeps drooling. I have noticed this today and her left side of her jaw has dropped slightly and she seems to have trouble eating, any suggestions?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aloha! You're speaking with Dr. Michael Salkin
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. At Mignon's age, I would be concerned about an oral tumor causing her drooling, change in jaw, and difficulty eating. Mignon's vet will need to palpate (feel) Mignon's jaw and take a good look into her oral cavity. If I'm correct, a malignant soft tissue tumor such as squamous cell carcinoma or bony tumor such as osteosarcoma will be found and you'll have a difficult decision to make.
Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.