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Questions about managing the amount/cleanilness of water that pets ingest, or preventing them from ingesting harmful or unwated liquids.

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Cat refuses to stop meowing and scratching at doors in the middle of the night [duplicate]

My 7 year old cat has started meowing very loudly all through the night and scratching at my bedroom door. He just started this behavior close to one week ago when i cleaned out a small water fountain ...
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How do I get a minilop rabbit accustomed to drinking from a drinking bottle

I just bought a minilop rabbit last week. She is 8 weeks old and this is my first time getting a rabbit, so I have basically no knowledge of looking after rabbits apart from what I know from research ...
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Is mozzarella water safe for cats to drink?

One day when having dinner, my dad poured the water a fresh mozzarella comes packaged in inside a flower pot, and we noticed shortly after the cat jumping onto it and licking it. Next time I had a ...
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Cat won't drink water, only gravy from wet food; can I prepare the gravy myself?

My cat eats Royal Canin gastrointestinal wet food from the vet. She has constipation issues with her dry food (science diet sensitive stomach), so I took it away completely ($700 vet bill from ...
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My sick cat started to drink a lot of water after sickness

So my cat is sick (fever, lost appetite, sleeping all day), doesn't want to eat or drink from yesterday, so I have to force feed my cat with wet canned food. And now he began to drink water by himself....
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Bottle Feeding A (Smart) Elderly Dog

I am trying to devise a plan to get a beloved treat-motivated female dog to drink from a baby/puppy/whatever bottle, and I only found articles on the topic of bottle feeding puppies (no information ...
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How much water should a nursing dog drink?

I've read that dogs need roughly an ounce of water per pound of body weight each day and that nursing dogs need more than that to produce milk. My pit bull terrier recently gave birth to a litter of 9 ...
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Female cat's urine smells like ammonia

My four-year-old female cat’s urine smells like ammonia. She’s been on antibiotics twice and it didn’t seem to help. She hardly drinks any water, so I’m wondering what food I could give her that has a ...
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Cat is eating and drinking but hasn't gone to the bathroom since I got him a different kind of litter yesterday

My cat is normal overall, but usually I get up in the morning and there's something to clean. There was nothing. Yesterday I got him a new litter box with new silica litter. Up until this point, he ...
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Water chlorination too much for pup?

I asked a question about my pup regurgitating too much before but not much has improved since then. If anything, we just got better at limiting it and predicting when she would regurgitate. An ...
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Cat Keeps Drinking Unattended Drinks

I have a ~4 year old cat of uncertain breed. For as long as I can remember, he's had the rather unfortunate habit of drinking out of cups containing water instead of his own water bowl. Considering ...
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How to Limit Puppy's Water Intake?

Q: Does anyone have any strategies for limiting how much water my puppy will drink at one time? My female Yorkshire Terrier is coming on to five months old. Ever since we got her she has always ...
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Why does my cat knock over his heavy, refillable water dish?

A while back, I got this refillable water bottle dish for my cats because I got a second one and they don't mind sharing. My 1.5 year old cat though will sit there and knock it over until all the ...
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Cat & dog eggnog equivalent

Is there an eggnog equivalent for cats and/or dogs? It’s getting close to the holidays and people might want to give their pets a holiday drink as a treat. What can I give them?
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My gerbils don't know how water bottles work

I just got two gerbils yesterday, and they can't seem to use the water bottle. If I tap the end of the nozzle, they will come and drink all the water that drips onto the platform. Then they just sniff ...
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Does frightened cat drink a lot of water?

Today, one of our tenants was on the rooftop. She had her huge teddy bear in hand. At the same time, I went to roof to have a walk with Bhutu (my cat). By seeing the teddy, Bhutu was frightened to ...
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My cat just drank one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

Everyday my cat eats sweets with us at tea time and she likes it very much. So I decided to give her more sweets today. After that she has drunk one bowl full of water in an hour. Is this normal? It ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

I haven't seen my kitten-cats drinking much water lately. While they get hydration from their wet food, I'm not sure if it's necessarily enough for optimal health. I'm considering just adding a bit ...
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Dog Drinking and Peeing Habits - Cushings?

I'm posting on behalf of my mum who is looking for some advice with her 8 year old Border Collie, Jess. For the past 18 months, Jess has shown some pretty erratic behaviour when it comes to drinking ...
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How can I stop my cat throwing up after drinking water in the morning?

My cat (10 y.o.) goes through this routine every morning: water is available before I wake up I feed her a regular portion of dry food (1/3 her daily total) she drinks lots of water 5-10 mins later ...
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Do cats prefer water from bowls that are far from their food bowls?

I read in Jackson Galaxy's Catification that water bowls should not be placed near food bowls, since water sources near food sources in nature are likely to be contaminated. Thus, cats will drink more ...
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Cat dropping food in her water

This is one I haven't seen before: our cat (about 18 months old, rescued from the street before 6 months old) always wants to be sure there is food floating in her water bowl before she drinks from it....
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How do I get outside cats to drink more water?

I have a small cat sanctuary and have recently started doing my own wellness exams, including urinalysis strips. I'm already finding cats with very concentrated urine and some with infection that I'm ...
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My cat drinks out of our swimming pool, is this a problem?

My cat Rosie (female, age 8) likes to drink out of our swimming pool. This has apparently been going on for a while, but I just found out yesterday. Given the following: She prefers to drink water ...
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Is it safe for my cat to drink water which contains fake fish?

I recently watched this video. I couldn't find the original video. The contents are: some glass bowl/cup contains water with these fake swimming fish > cat gets curious > cat dips a paw into ...
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Why does my cat scratch around water before drinking it? [duplicate]

My cat likes to scratch at the edges of any and all kinds of water bowls and then tenses up when he drinks the water. I've tried all kinds of different water bowls but he scratches at all of them so ...
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How do I stop my puppy from licking her pee from training pads?

My 3 month old shih tzu is licking her pee after she goes on the training pads. How do I stop her from doing this? She has plenty of water and food. Help
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Is it bad for my dog to drink soapy shower water (that is all he drinks)

My dog refuses to drink clean cool water from a bowl. He comes into the shower when I am showering and drinks the soapy water. I have tried all shapes and colours of drinking dishes and bowls, but he ...
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Can cats drink sea water?

I heard that cats can drink sea water and get hydrated (less thirsty). I have also heard that people can die from drinking sea water. Can cats drink sea water and do well?
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How should I time feeding and watering while running amateur canicross?

I live with my 3-year-old mix of labrador and golden in big city and we started jogging together. For now we run 5km or maximum 10km long routes, about two times per week. If it matters, temperatures ...
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Dog drinks a lot of water and spits it back up

Recently, my puppy (a ~5.5 month old Pembroke Welsh Corgi) has started to drink a ton of water from his bowl (sometimes as much as half the bowl), and then a few minutes later, he will spit up some of ...
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Why does my Maine Coon dig around his water before drinking?

My Maine Coon digs around his water dish before drinking. Is this something that's common with Maine Coons? Why does he do this?
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Can rabbits drink from a bowl of water?

I often see rabbits in cages with bottles of water hanging on the side. Can they drink from a bowl like a cat or a dog? Is there some reason they should drink from a bottle with a nipple?
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How do I motivate a cat to drink more water?

When one has determined that a cat is drinking too little water, how can one stimulate him to drink more? I don't mean medical or other immediate cases, so syringe is out of the question, I mean to ...
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Is there a correlation between water bowl and litter box placement?

Historically, my cat's water bowl has always been in the vicinity of his litter box. Not adjacent to it, but close by and in the same room. He has recently adopted the habit of jumping up on the ...
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Will my pet get sick drinking from the toilet?

Many houses have a room with a large white bowl that is regularly refilled with fresh water. The door is open unless the room is occupied. The bowl holds much more water than any water dish. Unlike ...
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Why should I not give water or food to a wounded bird?

I found my bird wounded, and was advised not to give him food or water before I took him to the Vet. I can understand that a wounded bird may not be given food; it may be required that he's on an ...
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Is it safe for a dog to drink water from a stream?

We have a small stream that cuts through our yard. The dog enjoys drinking from it frequently, even when he has a source of fresh water (from the kitchen sink) nearby. Is it safe? If not, is there a ...
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