Drinking a lot of water - Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2003, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 14
Drinking a lot of water

We just adopted a 2 year old female medium hair domestic cat from the humane society about two weeks ago. This is my first cat. She is so lovely and such a great cat.

My question is: She seems to drink a LOT of water. She likes to drink water as soon as we fill her bowl (Although I have heard her drink out of her bowls through the night). I know I get her fresh water twice a day and my fiance once a day. She'll sit there and lap up water for at least 2 minutes before finally taking a break. Is this a normal amout of drinking?

I have 2 guina pigs and I know excessive water drinking is attributed to diabetes. The vets at the humane society checked her out, she is up to date on all shots and I had my vet check her out when I first got her (before I had the drinking question). Any advise would be appreciated.
NalaKitty is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2003, 01:03 PM
Cat
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: wisconsin,usa
Posts: 220
2 minuets at the water dish is not bad but how many times a day does she drink? my one cat, who eats just dry food goes to the water dish 2-3 times a day as i have observed. my other cat who eats wet canned food drinks less. call your vet if you think she is drinking too much, too often.

tamara
binkyhoo is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-01-2003, 12:47 PM
Sol
Cool Cat
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Sweden
Posts: 1,157
The only disease I know about that causes abnormal drinkingbehavior is diabetes. If you´re vet have checked here out and found her healthy she probably doesn´t drink too much.
Sol is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-02-2003, 11:30 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 8
Re drinking a lot

Hi,

Ask your vet about the kidneys. I have just lost my beloved cat( last week) he was ten year old. Ever since he was a young kitten he drank a lot - it's a long story, other things masked the symptoms, I thought he was drinking because he was on cortisone (which does make them drink) for a mouth disease.

Anyway - drinking a lot can mean he has a problem with the kidneys (there's a few diseases relating to the kidneys) .

My cat had some disease called glomer ... something, can't remember the exact name. He went through a kidney transplant this month - but he only survived two weeks after the op, picked up an infection of the liver and died in his sleep.

Hope this helps , make sure you ask your vet if it could be the kidneys that's the problem (the only way that they can tell for certain is if they take a blood test first and measure the BUN, if necessary they will then take a Biopsy)
ceri is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Cat Forum : Cat Discussion Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome