cat drinking a alot

by Rj
(Pecos nm)

well i noticed that my cat has been drinking a lot of water than he normaly does than i noticed underneath his mouth he is losing fur and has black crust. what wrong?


Answer by Kate
i am not a vet and so cannot diagnose illnesses. However I would say that when ever a cat changes eating or drinking behavior like this that you always take them to a vet as soon as possible. It could be that the cat has a hormone inbalance or some other illness. the loss of fur could also be realted to an illness, so the earlier you can get them checked by a vet the better.

best wishes Kate

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Cat drinking lots of water

by Mark
(Lexington, KY)

My cat in the past few weeks has been drinking lots more water than he ever has and also eating little more. He is urinating excessively than in past in litter box. He is on C/D cat food since last year he had the urinary block problem. He doesn't seem any different except for these problems. I need to know if anyone experienced these circumstances and how worried since I have financial situation about taking to vet. Please advise.

Answer by Kate
I am not a vet and there may be many reasons for a cat to increase their drinking. However in my experience thyroid problems have these symptoms. My cat little mo had them and as time went on she eat more and more and got thinner and thinner and was thirsty all the time.
the vet vwill need to do a blood test to determine whether or not the thyroid is playing up. if it does turn out to be the thyroid you need to talk to your vet about the treatment as it varioes from medication to an operation.

best wishes Kate

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Cat drinks lots of water

by mr parnell

my cat drinks lots of water and always has black stuff round his nose. What is wrong with him?

Answer by Kate

Hi
well some cats do just drink more water than others but if it is a lot then their could be something wrong with his thyroid gland or it could be a symptom of diabetes. However I am not a vet and so cannot give a diagnosis, the excessive drinking may be a sign of something else which only an examination can diagnose.

To be honest the best thing to do here is to take your cat to the vets for some tests. My own cat was diagnosed with a thyroid issue and thank goodness we got it treated when we did or we may have lost her. the sooner you can get this checked out the better.

As for the black stuff, I really do not know what that could be , but whatever it is it does not sound good and should not be there, so again your best bet is to get it checked by the vet.

best wishes Kate

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