Zaphod is above drinking out of water dishes
Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:44 AM
A few weeks ago I realized I hadn't cleaned my toilet in about 6 months, but it's actually quite clean. A lot cleaner than it was before I had a cat.
Suddenly, Zaphod's occasional "poo-poo breath" makes sense.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:28 AM
my cats rarely if ever drank water, and eventually it led to one of them becoming very sick and needing two surgeries. he had kidney stones and a blockage of crystals in his urinary tract...what a mess. a friend had a similar issue with her boy cat and it took three surgeries to finally reverse the damage...and he went from being Oliver to Olive in the process
among the changes i made after Frodo's illness (he made a full recovery, thank goodness) was buying a water fountain for the cats. i have seen super expensive ones everywhere, but the one i bought came from Homegoods and cost about $20. and they LOVE it. i went from never, ever seeing them drink water to watching them lap it up all the time.
i know you started this thread to talk about Zaphod's poo breath ( ) but if by chance you're looking for a solution that doesn't include toilet bowls or your own water glass, maybe start keeping an eye out for a reasonably priced cat water fountain? the one i bought is made by Animal Planet (or at least, they licensed the AP name) and i've seen it online for about $25.
Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:39 AM
I'm a little worried though that I'll have to start cleaning my toilet again
Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:22 PM
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Posted 04 May 2012 - 06:26 PM
i was sure they'd be more afraid of a water fountain than anything and never go near it so i waited til i found one at a really, really low price. but i was so happy when they turned out to love it!
Posted 05 May 2012 - 10:13 PM
tiger gets a pint glass on the floor he won't drink unless his head is all the way inside. i can't even fill it all the way up, i have to leave room for him to actually stick his head in it
Posted 06 May 2012 - 08:39 AM
i've had cats who would do that for milk, but not for water.