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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 12:24 AM Thread Starter
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Not drinking?

Long story short, my 11 yo male cat had a tooth extracted a week ago. The next night I took him into ER for facial swelling and a UTI. He was prescribed Clavamox and Prazosin.

He seems to be recovering, but he won’t drink. I’m putting water on his wet food. He doesn’t seem dehydrated, but I want him to drink on his own. He’s also been a zombie since this procedure (or the medication?). I want my kitty back. Does anyone have any advice? He’s never been a big drinker but he did drink on his own. My anxiety is becoming overwhelming.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 04:56 PM
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Adding water to his food is a good way to keep him hydrated, and you can judge how well by how much he pees, if you are using clumping litter. I imagine the extraction took quite a bit out of him, as well as a second visit to the vet. In a few days he should be feeling better but if hasn't improved in a week would definitely contact the vet. Hope he comes around soon. All the best!

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If your kitty will let you hold him you may want to try a syringe of water. Just dispense it very slowly near the back of his cheek not down his throat a few drops at a time. This is how I give my girl her MiraLAX mixed with water. I also give her just extra water only, sometimes. I think she enjoys it. She never runs away.


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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 08:12 PM
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You can try adding tuna juice to the water to make it 'smellly' to attract him.
With meds it takes time, give him time they have sensitive systems.
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