By Annie Hauser June 15, 2016. If your cat is eating less than normal, it can be down to something as innocent as them hunting outdoors, or very hot weather affecting their appetite. 1/13. increased drinking) that are early indicators of serious diseases. You might need to keep it in the refrigerator, but bottled water tends to please even the pickiest of felines. In hot weather cats need more water than at other times, and are happy to help themselves from watering cans, plant saucers or bird baths. However, it can also sometimes suggest hidden cat health problems – especially for more senior cats. Give her bottled water instead. Careful investigation by your veterinarian will be required to narrow down the cause. However, cats are very adept at masking signs of illness and often it is only very subtle changes in their behaviour (eg. Milk is unsuitable, as it goes off quickly, and it does not agree with all cats. 12 Unusual Signs You're Not Drinking Enough Water. When the weather gets warmer, your cat will probably want to drink more water. Circulate cool air. As the weather starts to warm up a cat’s water requirements naturally increase. A feline that is hiding and not eating or drinking does not feel well and may be hiding other symptoms. Cats loose their winter fur in warm weather so it may of swallowed some of its fur which is known as fur balls, this may also be the cause. 12 year old male cat mixed with bobcat will not eat drink water for 2 days , large pupils and hides. You should have your pet evaluated by a veterinarian. However, on occasion, if your cat is drinking a lot it may signal an underlying problem. Open the windows, turn on a box fan or keep air conditioning at a reasonable temperature. Your cat will appreciate having a cool place to relax indoors if it’s scorching outside. Read on to find out about your cat’s water intake, and how to spot any problems. 14. Although you’ve done everything in your power to get the temperature just so, she still won’t drink much. Indoors you should take care to provide sufficient toilet facilities – these must be clean and easily accessible. Cats and hot weather … Cats are actually better adapted to coping with hot weather than dogs and humans - they often sit in their litter trays to cool off as they know the sand can keep them cool Make sure she/he has plenty to drink and keep offering dry food. Lethargy is an indication of your cat not feeling well and could relate to a relatively minor medical condition or could be a sign of a more serious illness. The cautionary tale of one dehydrated cat A cat not drinking water could lead to serious complications. So if your cat has sweaty feet on a hot day, then she's getting pretty warm, as explained in Catster. Symptoms of lethargy in cats are abnormal sleepiness, low energy, and lack of response to surroundings. The weather may have something to do with it. 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