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How Can You Tell If Your Cat’s Getting Enough Water?

Saturday, November 21, 2015
posted by Jim Murphy

CATFOUNTAINMany owners don’t realize how important it is for their cats to be kept well hydrated. Many times house cats don’t get enough water. I always left lots of water for my cats but rarely saw them drinking. I solved the problem by getting a running water fountain. Now I know my cats are drinking enough. Cats love cool, running water. That’s how they get it in the wild.

How can you tell if your cats getting enough water?

There are a few simple signs that will give you a pretty good indication of your cat is staying hydrated:

  • Skin elasticity. Gently pull the skin at the base of your cat’s neck (scruff). The skin should spring back when you release it. If it does not, your cat might not be getting enough water.
  • A shiny coat without dry flakes is a sign of hydration
  • Your cat should exhibit normal physical activity and not be overly lethargic
  • Is your cat urinating 2-3 times per day? You can tell if this is happening by checking your cat’s litter box for medium-sized clumps.

Thanks to “Catster” for providing this information. www.catster.com

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