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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-18-2004, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does your cat drink lots of water?

Because mine doesn't. He doesn't eat any dry food, though - and the food that I make for him has about 1 oz of water per day of food. Also, he drinks whole milk sometimes, so that's the other source of liquid. But, he hasn't once touched his bowl of water, although it's filtered and changed a few times daily. He pees a few times a day, and I wouldn't say very little, but I was wondering if other cats drink no or very little water on a wet/raw diet?

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Cats who only eat wet food rarely drinks water. They get the water they need from their food.

My cats almost never drink any water, but they only eat raw food.
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I read that cat owners SHOULD get the water fountain bowl...people claim their cats drink twice as much after they got it, and it stopped them from getting digestive problems related to lack of water.
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I read that cat owners SHOULD get the water fountain bowl...people claim their cats drink twice as much after they got it, and it stopped them from getting digestive problems related to lack of water.
Everyone who feed their cats an all dry diet should probably invest in a water fountain since it's basically only dry fed cats who ingest to little water.

I plan on buyting a water fountain anyway, but that's because I really like water fountains. I'm gonna buy a really fancy one, in stone, with plants climbing on it
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My cats eat wet and dry food, they drink some water, but not a lot. I hope I can get a fountain for them soon. Where is a good one at a good price found?
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RE fancy fountains; if your cats will drink from it, I'd suggest something simpler, since it will need to be dismantled and all parts washed, disinfected, and rinsed thoroughly at least once a week. (This is the Voice of Experience here!) Fountains collect a lot of cat spit and hair!

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RE fancy fountains; if your cats will drink from it, I'd suggest something simpler, since it will need to be dismantled and all parts washed, disinfected, and rinsed thoroughly at least once a week. (This is the Voice of Experience here!) Fountains collect a lot of cat spit and hair!

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Thanx Dr. Jean! So do you mean a fountain that's more simple or that maybe a bowl should just be used? In your opinion, which is best? Here's hoping I don't sound too stupid... LoL! Thanx again!
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My cats did drink quite a bit of water in the summer, and also when they ate mostly dry food. Now that the weather is cooler and they eat mostly wet food, they hardly drink any.

I have a Fresh Flow fountain, and yes, it is annoying to have to take it all apart to clean it once a week! I wish there were an easier way.
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I feed dry food and have the catit water dome fountain that my cats love. I actually logged on to find out does anyone have a cat that drinks too much - Boomie has been drinking all day! He has learned how to move the handle to turn on the tap and drinks from it all day!
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Boomie is really clever! However, drinking a lot of water is often a sign of a kidney problem, so you might want to ask the vet about it, especially if he is older. Good luck!




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