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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-06-2013, 07:24 PM Thread Starter
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There have been mix results posted by members here with cat fountains.
Yeah, I'm not convinced that I would have good results with a fountain because she won't drink running tap water either (which she whould if 'still' water was the problem?). I haven't seen her drink in her bowls even once in the past week (and I've been around all day). At this point what is working is adding a quarter cup of water to her wet food morning and night. She drinks it all up. I will keep the milk for the occasional treat. I have been using lactose-free cow milk, but I will look into goats milk too.

She is doing a lot better now, only a little sneezing
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Awww, she is so beautiful Manue!


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Here is a picture. (I think she is a torbie?)
She's cute, definitely a calico, like my twins.

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My Missy (black and white) and Zipper LOVE drinking out of the faucet!! When Missy is done she will lick Zip's head dry.

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She's a gorgeous calico that looks like one of mine! Two of my three cats are rescues. Both of the rescues had upper respiratory infections and one of them was very sneezy with runny eyes when I got her(I ordered some l-lysine online that cleared it right up). As for drinking, she probably is drinking more when you arnt aware. She may also like flowing water .... I would look into getting a pet fountain to motivate her to drink.


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Well, my cat is definitely constipated. She passed hard stool last night and her anus was bloody and raw this morning. So tonight we will try pumpkin puree and tuna flavoured water. My vet appointment is next Monday, and I'm working late tonight. But if that doesn't get better by tomorrow I should probably see the vet right away, right?

I'm still very annoyed with the shelter. I think they don't realize how rough it is on everybody to adopt a new cat without adding sterilization on top of that the first week. I know shelters are crowded but seriously... The instructions from the vet at the shelter said the medication they gave her after being fixed could make her constipated for a few days. What's a few days? Two, three days? This past week she's had hard BM every two days. She's on canned wet food twice a day with water added to it. She eats well and otherwise seems ok.

The only funny thing about the whole situation is how we look at her with enthusiasm every time she goes to use the litter (you go girl!). And also the aggravated looks she gives me every time I try to trick her into drinking more water!!!
I just want her to be ok!
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