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Cat is very thirsty.

Species: Cat
Breed: domestic
Age: 6-12 months
I have a one year old cat, he eats well no concerns there, but he is consently thirsty. Everyday all day. Is this serious, should I get him into the vet?




Online vet, Dr. Marie

Dr. Marie replied:

I am always concerned when a cat wants to drink a lot. This is usually a sign of either diabetes or kidney disease. In a one year old cat, diabetes is the most likely.

Diabetes is a treatable disease. I would highly advise you have your vet take a look at Kitty and do some blood tests!

Dr. Marie.

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