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They wont drink from the fountain
cindigal posted:
I bought a water fountain for the cats about year ago and I keep it refreshed with cold water and change filter often. They drank of out of it many times and for the last few months they wont drink from it. I was worried that they wouldnt get enough water so, I have a white plastic basin (the kind you put in a sink) and I never used it. I live on a 2nd floor loft apartments and gets very warm in summer. My poor black cat lies around when weather is sticky. I put cold water in the basin for cats and set it on a towel in the front room. They do love drinking out of it and I clean it every day and then put cold water in it. I never wanted to start that habit, how can I get them to drink again from their water fountain again...?

rohvannyn responded:
Does your city change how much chlorine is in the water depending on the season? You might try putting bottled water (like the kind you can get for 25 cents a gallon at the grocery store water machine) in it to see if they like it better. Or if they want the basin when it's hot, try that instead. Good luck with the finicky kitties. I provide mine with fresh water changed once or twice a day (more in hot weather) and one still likes it fresh out of the scummy tub.


Bernadine D. Cruz, DVM, is an associate veterinarian at Laguna Hills Animal Hospital, Laguna Hills, Calif. She specializes in companion animal medicin...More

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