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16-05-2015, 07:05 PM   #1

drinking water


This might be a daft question to ask but how much water is too much for a cat to be drinking. Both of mine especially Harris has started drinking alot more water than we have noticed. We actually used to be worried they weren't drinking enough.

I'm glad they are drinking more but I know it's bad for them to drink too much



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16-05-2015, 08:15 PM   #2

Re: drinking water


I have no idea how much is too much Pamela. I suppose you are thinking diabetes? If you're worried, I guess it's a trip to the vet. Could it just be because the weather is warmer ... I don't know if yours is!



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16-05-2015, 09:19 PM   #3

Re: drinking water


Thinking more UTI as he has had them in the past and we have been feeding biscuits to get him to eat as he's being fussy again. Bought new urinary tract biscuits for him which is meant to stop them.

It has also been warmer here so could also be that



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16-05-2015, 09:35 PM   #4

Re: drinking water


Could be number of things:
UTI needs attention asap, as do crystals especially (more common in neutered males). I would be inclined to watch them wee if at all possible..for any straining or over washing of that area more than usual.
Kidney trouble can also cause more intake of water, as can diabetes or a change of diet to dry food, albeit anti crystal kibbles. If you really want to know then a visit to the vet for a bloods test would confirm or alleviate any worries.



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16-05-2015, 10:10 PM   #5

Re: drinking water


He has no problems with the litter tray. Been keeping an eye. Going to vet with barney this week so will ask vet advice for Harris when I'm there



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17-05-2015, 09:17 AM   #6

Re: drinking water


Definitely thinking UTI now as he went to litter Bix when OH was in bathroom, took a dew minutes and there was nothing in the litter box so vet visit tomorrow I think!



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17-05-2015, 10:04 AM   #7

Re: drinking water


You could be right, vet sounds like the next best course of action Pamela. I do hope it's not crystals.



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17-05-2015, 12:06 PM   #8

Re: drinking water


Poor Harris - Merlin had UTIs on and off for years so I understand your worry. Fingers crossed for Harris tomorrow.



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17-05-2015, 08:55 PM   #9

Re: drinking water


I am sorry for your poor Harris, Pamela. Hopefully your vet can nip it in the bud quickly and Harris will soon be much better. I'm thinking of him today. Best of luck at the vet.



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18-05-2015, 08:39 AM   #10

Re: drinking water


Off to the vet tonight. He couldn't pee last night so appointment us booked



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