- My vet recommended that I begin to give my two cats more canned food so they
get enough water. My previous vet had discouraged this because of the
effects it has on their teeth. Wouldn't it be better to get cats to drink
more water? I have seen water fountain water dishes in pet stores that I
think most cats would like. I put several water dishes thoughout the house
and move them around every time I fill them. When Timon discovers a "new"
dish, she sits there for almost 5 minutes drinking and then spends another
hour just laying by it. They seem to prefer the dishes in higher spots too.
Is there another reason why canned food is necessary? Daisy has horrible
teeth for a 2 year old and brushing is very traumatic for her, so I am
reluctant to do this.
- --- Canned
food is not necessary if you give your cat fresh human meat as people
are mentioning here. I add water to the ground turkey I simmer on the
stove so it makes a broth.A supplement must be used tho if one is
giving just human meat and I use Call of the Wild by Wysong. I am
going to try simmering chicken innards after reading these posts. Dry
food is full of carbs and not much value, it is like us with crackers
or chips. They add their vitamins to it and if you use a high grade
dry food like Natural Balance or Royal Canin and several other good
brands, it is not as bad as using the supermarket
email@example.com, "Garet and Shannon" <garet@c...> wrote:
> My vet recommended that I begin to give my two cats more cannedfood so they
> get enough water. My previous vet had discouraged this because ofthe
> effects it has on their teeth. Wouldn't it be better to get catsto drink
> more water? I have seen water fountain water dishes in pet storesthat I
> think most cats would like. I put several water dishes thoughoutthe house
> and move them around every time I fill them. When Timon discoversa "new"
> dish, she sits there for almost 5 minutes drinking and then spendsanother
> hour just laying by it. They seem to prefer the dishes in higherspots too.
> Is there another reason why canned food is necessary? Daisy hashorrible
> teeth for a 2 year old and brushing is very traumatic for her, so Iam
> reluctant to do this.
- I started giving my cats Britta filtered water about 7 years ago and the
vomiting decreased dramatically. I have 3 cats and I only find vomit a
couple of times a year. Our water is very chlorinated, smells like bleach
when I brush my teeth, and that can't be good for cats to drink (or people
for that matter!) The Britta pitcher only costs about $25 and the filters
cost about $3 and need to be changed approximately every 3 months depending
on the frequency of use and the sediment in your water.
Daisy: Maine Coon mix, 3-1/2 years old, asymptomatic HCM, 6.25 mg atenolol
----- Original Message -----
From: "ireneboater" <ireneboater@...>
Sent: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 9:10 AM
Subject: [FH] Re: DCM and vomiting
> Scratchy and Itchy have almost always been vomiters. Not really sure
> why, but they tend to leave presents around the house. Since I've
> changed their food and litter box they seems better. It is either
> whole chunks of food - or watery, bilely, foamy stuff. I've asked vets
> what it is and they never know why. It's not consistent so I worry
> about the heart and lungs mostly. Sorry to hear that she's sick and
> hope she gets better.
> Irene and Scratchy.
> PS this is kinda weird, but maybe it's the water? I worry that the
> water quality at my house stinks. I want to give them "bottled" water.
> What do most people do?
> Now, the day before yesterday, a new
>> symptom -- she suddenly vomited violently, mostly fluid and foam.
>> Then she acted like she felt sick and queasy, and slowly climbed onto
>> her chair and sat there listlessly.
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- I use a water fountain, My cats just love it. The won't even touch the bowl of water that I have out as well.
The fountain, keeps the water crisp and clean at all times, plus adds oxygen to water too.
I have seen them at wal-mart for about $25 the filters come in a 2 pack, and cost few bucks.
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- Our water is very chlorinated, smells like bleach
> when I brush my teeth, and that can't be good for cats to drink (orpeople
> for that matter!)Me Too!!
My roomate laughs at me filling up my dog's dish, who is over 80 lbs
with a dish to match that takes about 2 minutes to fill from the
filtered water out of the fridge - but if I won't drink it I'm
certainly not going to give it to my four legged kids!
jen, deagan, kira the dog and royal the foster (who looks like he may
be becoming a permanent fixture :)