No, Allie is unique in our home. How about yours?
You may not ever come across you cat when she drinks. Experts speculate this is because cats are descended from desert dwellers who are typically fairly stealthy about water consumption - as a way to protect their water source from competitors.
But then there are always exceptions to the rule. Perhaps Allie is just a bit fastidious and wants those pink toenails to be clean at all times. Or maybe it's because she prefers fresh, running water. We did notice that she has done less of this once we introduced a water fountain into the home.
Did you know your cat's water consumption is an excellent way to gauge his or her wellness?
If you notice your cat has suddenly started to drink more, then it's time for a quick trip to the vet to get things checked out. Increased water consumption could be an indicator of diabetes or kidney disease.
In the case of diabetes, the excess glucose that is flushed from the body tends to take a lot of water with it, so the cat will be using the litterbox more often. To compensate for this, a cat will often develop a powerful thirst.
In the case of kidney disease, what's happening is that the kidneys are gradually losing their ability to concentrate the urine. So in this case, too, you'll find kitty using the litterbox a lot, and then hitting the water bowl to replenish.
Hydration is encouraged in all living beings, and it could just be that your cat is a "social drinker" and enjoys lapping the wet stuff in your company. But when in doubt, please have your vet check it out.
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