Helping Your Cat Stay Hydrated

Cats are notoriously poor water drinkers, most especially when they feel bad. We see this all the time in the greater Dallas area. Deficient water consumption in any animal tends to make the underlying disease process many times more serious. This can necessitate additional treatment at your veterinarians’ office. You can help your pet stay happy and healthy with proper hydration.

This video demonstrates several ways to encourage water consumption in cats. Cats gravitate toward flowing water sources, which is why they may be reluctant to drink from a standing water in a bowl. A dripping tap or running water fountain can entice your cat to drink water on a regular basis. Your veterinarian or pet hospital can recommend brands and types of water fountains so that you find the one that works best for your pet’s needs.

Chastain Veterinary Medical Group has two convenient animal clinic locations for our patients and their owners. To learn more about animal hydration, pet boarding, grooming or any of our veterinary services, please call Preston Road Animal Hospital in Dallas at (469) 759-7620 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney / Frisco at (972) 529-5033. You can also visit our website for information about the Chastain Veterinary Medical Group.

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