my cat is a female aged 12 1/2 years of age she is drinking alot even drinking out of vases put in my living room for moistening the air because of central heating. she has a bowl of water always out by her food dish with water in it constantly. what is wrong with her.
Maybe she thinks that water is more interesting. :) I have a cat who does that and also likes to drink out of the sink faucet even though I always have water down for the pets. They just have their own little minds, I guess!
My 16 year old cat went through a phase of climbing over my head whilst i was in bed to drink my glass of water that i have beside my bed every night. I was very worried that she might be dehydrated because of this behaviour and took her to the vets. The vet did lots of tests and fortunately found nothing wrong with her. She continued to drink the water out of any cup/glass of water that belonged to me or my husband. In the end i put one of our cups full of fresh water on the floor just for her daily and now she drinks from that and doesn't even try to drink from our cups!
Yes she is a spoilt cat!!
I would still take your cat to the vets just to check her over, its always best to be safe than sorry.
when its not excessive drinking it shouldn't be much to worry over(just reread your post). sometimes kitties prefer standing water because by sitting the chlorine has evaporated and they enjoy the taste more...plus no more offensive smell to their sensitive noses. never hurts to get it checked out tho to be sure.
sueelli...I also have a cat that drinks water everywhere she see's it. When we first got her, I thought something was wrong. I've never seen a cat drink so much water. She's been tested and is healthy so clearly, this is just her thing. If your kitty has been tested and an illness has been ruled out, then I wouldn't worry too much.
Scarletta....Oh, how funny. I could have written your post. Our cat would constantly try to drink from my water glass as well, so I gave her a cup of her own which solved the problem. Yes, she is spoiled too. Wouldn't have it any other way :)
If she hasn't seen the Vet for a recent exam, it wouldn't hurt to take her in and explain the symptoms if you feel this isn't the norm for her. Is she losing any weight? My cat was drinking water excessivly and also filling the litter box. It wasn't normal for her to be drinking so much water and urinating a lot. The diagnosis just recently was diabetes mellitus caught early, and now she is on insulin but doing okay.
Hi there!! If it isn't normal for your cat to be so obsessive about water I would get some blood tests done just for your own peace of mind. My cat recently started going from water bowl to water bowl to water bowl frantically drinking and urinating a lot more than normal. This could be a sign of diabetes like the other posters suggested. It could also be a sign that he/she is having kidney problems like my Jixxa was diagnosed with and if it occurs with other symptoms like increased appetite, weight loss, and hyperactive behavior it could be a sign of a thyroid problem. All of these conditions are serious but if caught early can be treated to prolong your kitty's life and make him more comfortable too!! ;-) Hope that it turns out to be nothing more than odd behavior!! Good luck!!
Hi Sueelli, well I don't think I can add anything to the sound advice which has already been left with to your post. Just wanted to say that the good folks who've already left advice DO know what they're talking about and yes, a trip to the Vet is the next step to take so that you know what may or may not, lay ahead.
All good wishes to you and your dear Kitty............. DiamondFox
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