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Luna is 7 months old now and I'm a bit concerned for her because it doesn't seem like she's been drinking any water. I've been feeding her dry food (a pretty good brand which was recommended by my vet), which Luna loves. she's been acting like a normal kitten, but when I change her water bowl, which is daily, I've been noticing that she doesn't drink much water....her water bowl is always full. She has no problems licking the water from my fingers but when it's from the bowl, she just sniffs at it.

Would the water temp. affect it?? I've given her cold and warm water, but nothing.

Should I be concerned? Or just overreacting?

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This doesn't have anything to do with your post but I love Hello Kitty too- very cute.
 

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A cat should drink about ½ a deciliter of water per kilogram (if the cat weighs 2 kg it should drink about 1 dl of water).

Many cats don't like still water. They want running water like water from a fountain. Many cats like to "hunt" for water. My cats never touched the water during the time I placed the water bowl besides the food bowl but as soon as I moved the water bowl from the food they started to drink. It's actuarally a very natural behavior since wild cats rarely eat food besides the water hole.

I move the water bowl around. Sometimes I put it in the window, sometimes I put it behind the sofa, in the bathroom etc. This seemes to make it more "funny" to drink water.

If your cat doesn't start to drink more water you should consider to start feeding her both dry and wet food. The wet food will insure that she gets some water at least.
 

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Try a couple things. On average cats and dogs don't consume enough water each day.

Buy a pet fountain, there are about 2 major brands out there, and they are well worth it. They keep the water cool and fresh, it also contains a filter too.

You can also put some wet (canned) food into his diet to help him consume more moisture even if it is through food.
What dry food do you have him on now?
 
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