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Foaming at the mouth help!!!

Nicky00

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Hi! I'm freaking out! I was clean nut' s ear with a solution. I made the cotton ball extra wet to get down in there. She jumps off my lap and goes and his for a like 2 seconds. When I grab her again she is foaming at the mouth and appears to be chewing something. I open her mouth and nothing is there. I flushed her mouth out and tht appeared to help. I'm watching her now and she is perfectly fine. What happened? Should I take her to the vet ASAP?
 

MollysMom

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It is a stress reaction. Found this:

Common Causes
More common causes are listed first. Less common causes are listed later.

  • Nausea, such as that caused by carsickness or gastrointestinal upset, is a frequent cause of drooling or foaming at the mouth.
  • Anxiety may cause hypersalivation. Since anxiety often causes rapid breathing as well, anxiety is a very frequent cause of foaming at the mouth.
  • Exposure to foul-tasting substances may cause drooling or foaming at the mouth. This is common in cats that have recently received oral medications.
  • Dental disease, oral trauma, tooth abscesses, stomatitis, or tumors in the mouth may cause drooling, often in combination with halitosis or a malodorous hair coat.
  • Metabolic disorders such as liver disease or kidney disease may cause drooling.
  • Animals who have difficulty swallowing will appear to hypersalivate or foam at the mouth.
  • Drooling or foaming at the mouth can be a sign of poisoning.
  • Hypersalivation is a side effect of some medications.
  • Infection with rabies virus is perhaps the most famous cause of drooling or foaming at the mouth in cats and dogs. Rabies is rare in animals that have been vaccinated.
 

Sheldon13

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Yeah if it tasted badly she could definitely have had that reaction.


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Nicky00

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Update: thank you all for your help! :). She is doing perfectly fine now. Running around like usual. It hasn't happened again when cleaning her ears but I've been careful about how much solution I use now.
 
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