Pet peeves

carmen_grower_2007June 30, 2010

I realize I am the 'pet peeve' of some on this forum but I want to share my own. There is one and maybe more here who claim cats either don't drink water or aren't physically able to. If that was so, there sure would be lots of pet food makers out of business and dehydrated dead cats everywhere.

They very fact that cats do eat dry kibble tells you they have to drink water. (I just wish my kittens would only drink it and not play in it.)

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marlingardener

Gee, I'd never heard that. Our Feliz likes her water and drinks it without complaint (well, she thinks she needs it changed twice a day, and the occasional ice cube added.) Our cats have always drunk water.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 10:57AM
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lily316

All five of mine do. With five cats and two dogs, I have four water bowls including a huge one and I refill them during the day...especially during the hot weather.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 11:32AM
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nycefarm_gw

Why on earth do you care about the one person who says cats don't drink water? Of course that is just plain ridiculous...

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 5:10PM
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axelsrose

I think that people forget that we are all mammals (dogs, cats and humans). If you lay us out on the surgery table, we all have the same basic organs, in basically the same places. People have been taught that they are so different from the animals when in fact, we are more alike than different. Wants, needs, even in behavior. Even watch kids play or seen the "clicks" that form in offices? It's basic dog behavior, strength in numbers and a need to belong and please the "leader". I have always laughed at how men really are like dogs - they really don't care about being clean, they will eat almost anything and they would lick themselves if they could. But I have to admit that women are very much like cats or at least the ones I know are. We're finicky. We groom too much. We hate it when someone tries to "pet" us without permission and if it isn't our idea, no matter how good it is, we probably won't like it. That's why you just have to laugh at people sometimes and go on.
Susan

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 5:27PM
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cindyandmocha

I've never heard of anyone on this forum saying cats don't drink water. That is just crazy.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 2:00AM
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stir_fryi

Weird "pet peeve" -- anyway I will go out on a limb and say MY cat will not drink water from a bowl. He will only drink it from a running faucet and that is only occasionally.

He eats wet food twice a day and I always add at least 1 tablespoon of water to each serving of wet food.

The cat we had growing up would only drink from the toilet not a bowl. Our last cat before this one happily drank out of the dog's bowl.

Every cat is different.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 10:20AM
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cynthia_gw

I suspect you misunderstood another poster's comment. Not clear why you wouldn't respond to the particular post if you believe someone had intentionally typed that.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2010 at 11:10AM
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christine1950

My pet peeve is people that dont spay & neuter and add to the kill shelters

    Bookmark   July 10, 2010 at 9:35AM
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