Very thirsty kitten.
Age: Less than 3 mon
Hi there my 9 week old male kitten has been drinking water non stop from his bowl this morning, at first he was a bit lethargic and just wanted to sleep, but hes a bit more playfull now but constantly drinking. he has urinated once this morning in his litter tray, and does not seem interested in his dry food. he is due at vets today for his vaccination.
Dr. Marie replied:
Hi and thanks for your question.
I have to apologize that I left my online status on when I went to bed last night! Sorry that you did not get a reply right away.
I do get very concerned when a cat is drinking a lot. Your vet will likely want to do some tests on him.
If a cat starts to do this all of a sudden then the first thing I think of is ingestion of some type of toxin. An example would be a toxic houseplant such as some types of lilies. If this is the case many cats can be saved by hospitalizing them and putting them on IV fluids but unfortunately sometimes it can be fatal.
Some cats can be born with kidneys that do not work properly. It is possible that habibbi is going into kidney failure because of a congenital kidney disease but this is quite uncommon.
I have seen some cats that drink a lot because of a new salty food, but it shouldn't be constant like this.
Your vet will do some blood and urine tests and help us to determine how serious this is.
I really hope habibbi is ok!
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