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Foaming At The Mouth
Should I worry about contracting rabies, after a cat got playful and scratched me? It wasn't foaming at the mouth or acting strange. Looked healthy.
Highly unlikely!: once you've seen a rabid animal, you will know that there is nothing "playful" about them. It is true that in cats rabies can develop slowly, but even early on cats get more aggressive, or shy or restless & disinterested in play. HOWEVER, rabies can only be transmitted by a BITE rather than a scratch, since the virus is found in saliva. In addition, all pets MUST be vaccinated against rabies. I ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Does not sound norma: That is certainly a possiblity and there are other "parasomnias" that can cause this behavior. This is easily clarified with a sleep study which a primary care doctor can arrange. During a sleep study brain waves and patterns are measured and epileptic behavior would likely be detected. It would also be noteworthy to keep a log before any appointment as to how he feels after sleeping like that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heart failure...: Sometimes, people with a heart attack will develop heart failure, where the heart is unable to pump the blood to the body and lungs. When this occurs, fluid leaks out of the blood vessels. When this occurs in the lungs, the excess fluid can get coughed up and result in "foaming of the mouth." acutely, diuretics can be given to get rid of the excess fluid. ...Read more
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Was asleep & found to be foaming at the mouth. I am wheezing and breathing isn't as easy as normal. What could cause this? How can I fix this?
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