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Cat Keeps Drinking Unattended Drinks

I propose replacing his assigned water bowl with something he likes drinking from, like a dessert glass bowl or a drinking glass with a low rim. Different containers can add their own smell and taste ...
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Cat Keeps Drinking Unattended Drinks

I presume you're changing it very regularly already, but if not: make sure your cat's water is fresh, and keep the water and food bowls away from the litter box. If the water in the glass is fresh ...
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Cat dropping food in her water

Cats can develop strange little rituals when it comes to food and drink. If I put down food that our cat is not prepared to eat, he will stand over it and scratch the floor as if he is trying to cover ...
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How can I stop my cat throwing up after drinking water in the morning?

My cat has the same problem. I solved the problem by giving my cat a small portion of wet food before I give her the dry food. Wet food with gravy/gel works best for my cat. I believe the reason for ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

To answer your questions one by one. Cats need to have clean water in addition to the water contained in their food. Adding water to the wet food is not something you need to do. It can reduce the ...
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Cat & dog eggnog equivalent

What's not safe Cats and dogs cannot tolerate alcohol. You should not give any foods or drinks that contain alcohol to your pets. Milk or cream (which is one ingedient in egg nog) often causes ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

While you've listed off three questions about adding hydration, the first question you should be asking is: Is my cat dehydrated? It's very easy to check this yourself at home by using a pinch test. ...
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My cat just drank one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

One instance of a cat drinking 4oz of water in a sitting is not really alarming, but if you are noticing a pattern of your cat drinking more water than usual, repeatedly emptying the bowl in one ...
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My cat drinks out of our swimming pool, is this a problem?

Will the pool water give our cat any health problems? Most likely not. If the water is clean and you're not using an excessive amount of chemicals (like chlorine), there shouldn't be any problem. If ...
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Do cats prefer water from bowls that are far from their food bowls?

In my experience of owning 7 cats, I too have noticed that they PREFER water away from their food as opposed to water by their food bowls. I capitalize prefer because I want to stress that they don't ...
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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

This answer is part of Pets Spring Cleaning Campaign. This question is old, but this answer will still help people with the same problem. Basically what the comments already suggest: Cats are ...
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My cat just drank one bowl full of water in an hour, is this normal?

Never ever give sweets to cats; first of all, because it might kill your cat; and second, cats cannot taste sweetness. The reason why your cat drinks lots of water is to try to flush out the poison ...
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Does frightened cat drink a lot of water?

Just like humans, animals can have their own personal reactions to stress. Just a simple example, we adopted two sisters who are prone to anxiety when strangers are nearby. One is a stress eater, the ...
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Should I add water to wet food to provide extra hydration?

As to question 3: Do not feed gravy or other seasoned foods to your cat. Cats do not eat any salt or spice naturally. Especially salt can increase the risk for urinary diseases, which cats are prone ...
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Is it bad for my dog to drink soapy shower water (that is all he drinks)

Never let your pets drink soapy water, as some soaps are laxatives and can upset their digestive systems. Lock the door when you bathe. If your dog refuses to drink from regular water bowls, perhaps ...
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Cat dropping food in her water

I'm a fairly new cat owner. I adopted my kitten after finding her in the street at roughly 5 weeks old. She is now in the region of 4 - 5 months old and for the last couple of ...
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Cat dropping food in her water

My water is chlorinated from sink, my tomcat will tote food across the room in his mouth to dump in his water system. I purposely separated the food area across the kitchen from the water bowl to see ...
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Do cats prefer water from bowls that are far from their food bowls?

An interesting note, but it could be true. Our cats have water near the food and we found out that any other water (even a tea - no sugar :) ) in the house that is within the cat's reach in most ...
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Do cats prefer water from bowls that are far from their food bowls?

We've had cats for more than 20 years and never had a too huge separation between food and water – no issues. But these were all outdoor cats, so they were able to drink outside as well (e.g. from our ...
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How to Limit Puppy's Water Intake?

You should not limit the access to water at all. It is common that if a dog drinks lots of water and then goes to play and run, she will surely throw up (imagine you eating and drinking a lot and ...
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Cat won't drink water, only gravy from wet food; can I prepare the gravy myself?

Cat food is formulated with all the vitamins and minerals a cat needs and with the assumption that the cat would only drink water in addition to eating the food. So if you want to make gravy yourself, ...
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Dog Drinking and Peeing Habits - Cushings?

I definitely wouldn't be ignoring this - going back the vet that made the initial diagnosis or another if you lack confidence in them is the only real course of action here. The increased thirst and ...
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Why does my cat knock over his heavy, refillable water dish?

It sounds to me like your cat has got himself a new "toy." Telling him to stop is useless, so you need to solve this another way. You might get a heavier water dispenser, but it will need to ...
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How to Limit Puppy's Water Intake?

First of all: I have no idea why she would drink so much that she imediately vomits afterwards. A common problem - especially with small dogs - is pet food with a high grain content. The dog eats ...
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Bottle Feeding A (Smart) Elderly Dog

First off, you're working under a completely wrong assumption: that sucking milk from a teat or a bottle is less work for the tongue than lapping up water from a bowl. Puppies don't have the muscles ...
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How do I get outside cats to drink more water?

I wouldn't try to treat your cats for infections yourself. You can get into trouble with that kind of thing. That's up to your discretion, though. As for drinking. I was watching a cat show a while ...
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My cat drinks out of our swimming pool, is this a problem?

You wind up unintentionally taking in some of that water every time you swim. It isn't exactly up to potable-water standards, but it's better than the puddles your cat is also drinking from when you ...
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Is it safe for my cat to drink water which contains fake fish?

I have not seen the video, but I read the description in the comments. My concern with this scenario is that cat fountains get slimy pretty fast (definitely within a week). If not intended as a ...
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Cat & dog eggnog equivalent

You can buy "Pawsecco" for dogs and cats that you add to their food. You can find this on Amazon or in pet shops. You can also find doggy beer which is basically the same thing. Or you can make your ...
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