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10 Ways to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, cats, water, protection )

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From turning on the tap to adding ice cubes to wet food (really!), we've got tips to get your cat drinking more

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Carrie B. (313)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 8:15 am

Nyack Clancy (538)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:27 am
I add a can of water to the wet food everyday- it dilutes it a lot, but they still lick every last lap. Plus, they really enjoy the water fountain and constant running water. My male's nicname is Sir Drinksalot, lol

HUH? Says Carrie? Either that was to collect 20 butterfly credits for the PROFOUND statement, or she has never witnessed a cat drop dead from kidney failure.Ice cubes in the food bowl is certainly a non-traditional OFFBEAT way to make sure you cat drinks enough liquid. That you for the lifesaving information, Cher.

Carrie, dont you have to go check to see who General David Petraeus of the CIA is sleeping with?

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:36 am

Thanks Cher another good article for those of us who want to learn something new about how to care for our pets. I was wondering if mine drank too water, I have heard that can be a sign of the on set of diabetes, fortunately for us that is not the case. Every one got checked at the doctor. Adding some water to food is good thought Nyack.
I'm just guessing that Carrie didn't read the article or just didn't understand the importance of real issues of pet care. Or was that a code statement? Curious and curiouser.

michelle l. (41)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:41 pm
Good article.Thanks

. (0)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:35 pm
Great info. Water is so important for especially male cats. My youngest is not a big canned food eater, but as in the article, he loves to drink from my kitchen sink.

florene Eaise (132)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:51 pm
my cats ALL drink water with no extra trouble although i know that very cold water or ice cubes are deadly to a cat thats why i use heated water bowls in the winter for my feral cats its NOT good for cats to drink very cold water at ALL! i know canned food will add some water to their diet , as for Carries comment i think she is just puzzled as to why this is in offbeat it really should be in the animals section but that probably ran out of space lol

Christeen Anderson (659)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 2:59 pm
My cat drinks lots of water and I don't need to do anything extra.

iveta NoFwdsPls cer (65)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:53 pm
My cat is drinking to much water he is on special food "urinary so " because he has crystals in his urine we were told he will have to be on this special food for at least 8 years and this food make him more thirsty . This food cost little bit more money but well worth it !! I will do everything for my animals to be healthy and safe . To bad we couldn't help our german shepherd who died little over two years ago on bone cancer . Missed him sooo much :(

Cher C. (1462)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:54 pm
@ Florence why does it have to be in the animals category??

I posted it so isn't that up to me?? I found this to be offbeat!!!

As far as Carrie goes she was just doing what she always does....... causing problems!!!

And isn't Carrie a hypocrite??? After all she posts animal articles in offbeat too.

Seriously I do believe some people need to find a different hobby.


Nyack Clancy (538)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:32 pm
Hi again Cher- Everyone has their own opinion where to post thing, what catagory.

Personally, it seems appropriate to me, because how to get a cat to more drink water is not exactly MAINSTREAM ANIMAL RIGHTS. It is, in my opinion, slightly OFFBEAT, meaning, not Mainstrream.

Here is the problem, if you don't appreciate the story, don't read it? But who are some of these Nazi Care2 Police telling people where they may, or may NOT post? Many control issues, people???

And giving cats ice cubes is NOT deadly, and in the extreme heat, may even prevent heat stoke.

Kara C. (15)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 5:46 pm
I used to live with a cat who wouldn't drink out of anywhere but the toilet :/ Fixed the problem by adding a tiny little pinch of vegetable stock powder to his water. He also loved running water to the point showers, washing and dishes where genuinly challenging. Ice he also loved but in a pull it out of his bowl and bat it around the floor making puddles kind of way. BTW they are not deadly just cold cats, budgies, dogs, possums, cows, horses, chickens and pigs love them (probably more but thats all I have tested).

Anne K. (135)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:11 pm
Thanks Cher. I do all of these things already. I've had a Drinkwell fountain for years, and have glasses, bowls, and mugs of water in various locations for my 4 cats. Bettina has always loved to drink from the bathroom faucet! Every day I use the water from the various drinking vessels to water my plants, and then wash the glasses and bowls and refill them with fresh water.

aj E. (162)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 6:50 pm

Ruth C. (267)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:41 am
Thank you for the tips.

Patricia H. (440)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:55 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 11:08 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

M B. (61)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:48 pm
My cat hardly touches his water, now I'll try different bowls. During winter I give warm water.

Melania Padilla (190)
Friday November 16, 2012, 10:57 am
Thank you for posting! Great info, love this Catster site!

Carol H. (229)
Monday November 26, 2012, 12:56 pm
noted, thanks

Dianne D. (477)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 11:56 pm
good idea's.
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