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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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licking condensation

so i have a random question. butters has a fountain, and I refresh his water everyday. but he has this weird habit of licking condensation in the bathroom, like on the shower curtain, or my legs right after i get out of the shower.

should i be worried that he isn't getting enough water? or maybe he's just curious / friendly?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 01:35 AM
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My boy loves licking condensation off my drinking glass. He gets plenty of fresh water but I think they just like the differing temperatures or the novelty of it.

Butters probably has enough water but they also like to have water sources that are far away from their food. If you haven't already, get him a water-bowl or two near places he likes to hang out.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, maybe I'll put a bowl out for him on the other side of the apartment.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 03:21 PM
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Bear in mind that cats are supposed to get most of their water from their food. Descended as they are from desert-dwelling cats, they do not drink much at all. If you see your cat drinking a lot, either he is sick (diabetes, kidney disease, hyper-T, etc.) or he's eating a diet primarily of kibble. If it's the latter, consider switching to canned food. Even the lowest quality canned food is better that so-called "super premium" kibble.

If the cat is eating canned food and is still doing this, I would get bloodwork done to rule out illness.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-13-2012, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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thanks hoofmaiden. no, butters unfortunately is on a steady diet of kibble. others have mentioned as well that he should be getting wet food. we'll see if we can work that into our budget.
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