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Old 05-05-2010, 11:06 AM
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Hie there, I really need help asap as my 11 month old cat does not like to drink water. Hence, she always have problem urinating. I have taken her to see the vet and she said that I need to make my cat drink enough water everyday. I tried all kinds of methods including feeding her using the syringe but still not good enough. Sigh...can anyone help me, please
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Old 05-05-2010, 11:20 AM
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1. Try placing more bowls of water around the house. Cats pay attention to unusual things, so try putting various types and shapes of dishes/bowls filled with water around the house, and in unusual places, like behind the sofa, under the sofa.....you get the idea. There're more chances your cat will be tempted to try the water if she keeps 'bumping' into them.

2. Try distilled drinking water. My cats prefer that to reverse osmosis water and they absolutely detest mineral water.

3. Try running water from the tap if your water is filtered in your home (don't attempt it if your water is not filtered). One of my cats simply love to jump up onto the kitchen sink, turn on the tap himself (it's those handle levers) and drinks from the running water. http://blackie007.blogspot.com/2009/...ed-handed.html

Or, get those fountain bowls (picture attached below).

4. Try adding flavour to the water.....sometimes I add a bit of tuna juice to give variety.

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Old 05-05-2010, 11:58 AM
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Thanks for the info, blackie007. I'll follow your suggestions and see whether it works or not. Finger crossed, hope it'll work.
Btw, where can I get the fountain bowls? And how much does it costs?
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Hi, Lisachs --

I agree with what Blackie007 suggested, especially about trying different types of containers.

My neighbours' cat prefers to drink out of glasses. Yes, really -- people's drinking glasses! They discovered this when they left a glass of water next to their bed & heard the cat drinking from it during the night. Now he has his very own drinking glasses. :-)

Also, many cats prefer their water to be far away from their food bowls. Try placing the water at different places in your house.

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Thanks for the info, blackie007. I'll follow your suggestions and see whether it works or not. Finger crossed, hope it'll work.
Btw, where can I get the fountain bowls? And how much does it costs?
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Amanda,my cats flatly refused drinking from the bowl.They demand their drinks serve in the big baldi/pail. 03 cats demand the others follow suit.

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Hi, Lisachs --

I agree with what Blackie007 suggested, especially about trying different types of containers.

My neighbours' cat prefers to drink out of glasses. Yes, really -- people's drinking glasses! They discovered this when they left a glass of water next to their bed & heard the cat drinking from it during the night. Now he has his very own drinking glasses. :-)

Also, many cats prefer their water to be far away from their food bowls. Try placing the water at different places in your house.

Good luck!
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Wow, drinking from glass? And baldi? That's really cute leh... And I never thought to place the food bowl far away from the water bowl. I wonder why cats prefer it that way eh?

Well, thanks Maneki Neko and June, for the guidance and info...really appreciate it
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by putting water n food aside each other, we define it as convenient but they define it as crowded i guess..
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Oh, I see... maybe there's some truth in it. Well it doesnt hurt to give it a try Maybe they will like the new arrangement... Thanks ya Nurkasih
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Btw, where can I get the fountain bowls? And how much does it costs?
I don't remember where I saw it, but you can try ebay or amazon. There are many different types, with some like one of those chocolate fountains you see at hotel restaurants.
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Thanks Blackie007, I'll scout around and see how it goes...
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Amanda,my cats flatly refused drinking from the bowl.They demand their drinks serve in the big baldi/pail. 03 cats demand the others follow suit.

Hahaha.. mine too. If not from the pail, then off the balcony floor after my maid waters the plants or cleans the tiles
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why is it so hard for cats to drink :P we're more worried abt it than they are LOL
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why is it so hard for cats to drink :P we're more worried abt it than they are LOL
have you tried blackie's suggestions?
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Not yet, but i will soon, esp. the tuna juice method :)
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Hie DuchessNin, yeah u shud try Blackie007's suggestion, it worked for me

I put so many water containers every where around the house and guess what, Allie chose the one just right outside my bedroom and now it has become everyone's drinking bowl
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