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Increased water intake in cats

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Increased water intake in cats

Drinking more is a common medical problem in cats, particularly older cats. This factsheet discusses how to tell if your cat is really drinking excessively, the causes - common and rare and how the issue may be managed. The medical term for an increased thirst is polydipsia and for an increase in the volume of urine being produced it is polyuria. Vets often refer to the joint syndrome as PU/PD.

What is normal water intake?

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Why might my cat be drinking more?

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How can the cause of the increased thirst be found?

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What can be done to help my cat?

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