Go Back   Pet forum for dogs cats and humans - Pets.ca > Discussion Groups - mainly cats and dogs > Dog training - dog behavior > Cat behavior forum - cat training

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 28th, 2005, 03:58 PM
canadiangirl canadiangirl is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 26
Cat obsessed with water!

Hi,

Now, I might just be paranoid about this, but it appears as though my 12 year old female cat is obsessed with water!

She sits outside the bathtub and tried her best to get it and when she does, she just sits there and waits for someone to turn on the water so she can drink. She does have a full water dish downstairs with her food, so I wonder if it is just a case of laziness? Her brother died a few years ago of kidney failure and one of the symptoms was extreme thirst. She was checked out by a vet in the fall and nothing appeared to be wrong, so I might just be scared of her falling ill.

Anyone else have the same issue or can offer some advice?

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old March 28th, 2005, 04:08 PM
chico2's Avatar
chico2 chico2 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Oakville Ontario
Posts: 26,593
I don't think it is all that unusual,2 of my cats drink water from the tap in the kitchen-sink,the bathtub is just a bit different
I too had a cat who died from UTI and I am a bit paranoid,always checking that all 3 of my cats pee properly and don't have full tight bladders.
__________________
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 28th, 2005, 04:56 PM
dmc123's Avatar
dmc123 dmc123 is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 1,600
Keep a good eye on her, see if she drinks elsewhere and pees regularly, but on the lighter side, my two girls, 3 1/2 love to get in the tub or sink to drink, even though fresh water is in the bowl 10-15 steps away
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old March 28th, 2005, 05:40 PM
TwoCats's Avatar
TwoCats TwoCats is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 18
I agree with the observation of making sure she does use the litter box(pee) properly.
__________________
Shelby- 4.5 y.o Turkish Van
Emeril- 2 y.o Shorthair Tabbie
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 28th, 2005, 08:04 PM
CyberKitten's Avatar
CyberKitten CyberKitten is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: New Brunswick - Nova Scotia
Posts: 4,852
It's not unusual for kitties to watch water -basins, tubs, toilets, etc. amy little one likes to jump into thr bathtub and watch the water fall. I would monitor her water intake tho!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 29th, 2005, 01:02 PM
Britishvixen21 Britishvixen21 is offline
banned user
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posts: 267
Mya is obsessed with water, whenever im in the bath she will sit on the side and watch the water, as well as the taps. She will also wait for the water to drain and lick the little puddles that are left GROSS!!!
Also my freinds cat Hamish he will actually get in the bathtub with her! water and all. he actually sits in the bathtub with my freind LOL!! And I thought cats hated water.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 29th, 2005, 01:25 PM
glasslass's Avatar
glasslass glasslass is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Calif.
Posts: 4,679
Puss-Puss used to wait outside the shower for me. When I stepped out, she liked to lick the water from my legs.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old April 6th, 2005, 08:21 PM
jubster jubster is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2
'Stormie' my 2 year old kitty, will do the same at the tub....I'm never alone! She's either in my sink, in my tub or drinking out of the toilet! My little 'prima donna' lays on the floor at the water dish and dips her paw in the water and then drinks from her paw - this cat does the weirdest things when it comes to water! My other two cats don't do it. Go figure.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old April 24th, 2005, 04:46 AM
BEAR_NZ BEAR_NZ is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 73
Like glassglass our kitties often wait in the bathroom when we shower and lick the water off our ankles when we get out!!they are fascinated with the water droplets and also the thrill of hopping into the deep tub... another mysterious place that they can explore. Your kitty must have some kind of association with the tub and drinking, and as long as he is drinking water, that is a wonderful thing for his health, especially if kidney disease is in his family... do you have a kitty litter box inside so that you can monitor if he is peeing regularly in good amounts?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old April 24th, 2005, 09:30 AM
Lucky Rescue Lucky Rescue is offline
Senior Contributor
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 10,287
Just one question: Has your cat always done this, or is it something new?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old April 24th, 2005, 11:11 AM
Safyre Safyre is offline
banned user
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: SW Ontario
Posts: 989
My cats love running water as well
I actualy just bought this dish that recirculates the water and has it fall over the sides of this done, so it is a constant stream ... i havn't given it to them yet, but i think they'll go nuts (if Justice lets them near it!)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old April 24th, 2005, 12:48 PM
K9-Advantix's Avatar
K9-Advantix K9-Advantix is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Unknown
Posts: 11
Trouble our kitten LOVES the water! One time I Stuck her into the bathtub with warm water in it and some bath stuff and she stayed in there as long as i kept her in there, and after she got out and was dry, she was really soft, Our older cat tater, Loves to drink out of the sink/Bathtub etc, He loves it! You whould be surprised at how many cats love water, trouble loves it when somebody gets out of the shower and if you dangle your hair and get her wet or she will lick your legs, or even get in with you...So yeah, SHE LOVES the water! LOL So its just a thing your cat likes...
__________________
Thanks agin For sending me K9-Advantix!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Terms of Use

  • All Bulletin Board Posts are for personal/non-commercial use only.
  • Self-promotion and/or promotion in general is prohibited.
  • Debate is healthy but profane and deliberately rude posts will be deleted.
  • Posters not following the rules will be banned at the Admins' discretion.
  • Read the Full Forum Rules

Forum Details

  • Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
    vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise (Reduced on this page: MySQL 0%).
  • All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:34 AM.