When the Cat Becomes Thirstier Than Usual


Have you noticed your cat lapping up water more often, perhaps with more gusto than usual? Has it been going on a bit? Get her to the doctor.

There are three main reasons cats start drinking more: kidney disease, overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), and diabetes. All are eminently treatable — if they’re diagnosed early. You don’t have to rush your cat to the doctor’s office as you would in an emergency. But do make an appointment for some testing. What the tests reveal could extend your pet’s life — and make her more comfortable.


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