What to Do If Cat Licking Lips Constantly and Their Possible Symptoms

March 7, 2011 | Healthy Cat | Leave a Comment |

Possible Reasons behind Cat Licking Lips

It is a condition when the kidneys can no longer process waste products and electrolytes.

  • Agitation
  • Mild anxiety or allergies
  • Coping mechanism that relaxes them during stressful situations

Cat Licking Lips Symptom

Lip licking is the most common symptom for Chronic Renal Insufficiency or CRI.

  • The cat becomes poisoned by the accumulated wastes in its kidneys.
  • As the kidneys begin to deteriorate, the cat will suffer anemia, electrolyte imbalance and problems in blood pressure.

Other Signs of Chronic Renal Failure

Aside from the cat licking its lips constantly, there are more symptoms through which kidney failure can manifest itself.

  • Increased thirst and urination
  • Vomiting or gagging
  • Grinding its teeth
  • Dehydration
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Poor fur conditions
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
  • Convulsion

What to Do When Cat Licks Lips Repeatedly

  • If the excessive licking won’t go away, it’s time to send the cat for tests to determine the possibility of kidney failure.
  • Though chronic renal failure has no cure, managing this disease will enable the cat to live a comfortable life for a few years.
  • Modern studies have pointed out new relief methods that slow down the progression of CRF. Special medications can lower the blood pressure reinforcing an increase in blood flow that doesn’t do more damage for the kidneys.
  • Transplants and dialysis are also possible treatments to relieve the symptoms.

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