Author Topic: Big Tom won't Drink!  (Read 743 times)


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Re: Big Tom won't Drink!
« Reply #25 on: July 14, 2018, 11:12:30 am »
I suppose there's probably an evolutionary advantage to not drinking water with partially dismembered critters in it...
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Re: Big Tom won't Drink!
« Reply #26 on: July 14, 2018, 01:52:55 pm »
The water bowl is right by the cat flap in the door.
Food is a couple of meters away, by the kitchen counter and cupboards.
Blackie drinks freely, scoffs either crunchies or Whiskas wet food. Blackie does not melt when it's hot.

Big Tom will not drink. He doesn't touch the crunchies when it's hot. He licks all the liquid and jelly from the wet food, which he relishes and leaves the solids behind, at least initially. Big Tom does melt when it's hot.

I can only conclude that he gets dry and thirsty but won't drink.

It's not so hot now; there was some rain here in Londonton last night. Big Tom seemed fairly lively this morning.

I see big tins Whiskas of wet food are listed on Sainsbury's website but disappear if I log in, so they won't supply these to me here.

I resent the plastic consumption of these pouches but they seem to be the only thing that keeps him well.

They're really not keen on the Sainsbury's tinned food now!


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Re: Big Tom won't Drink!
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 06:16:34 am »
Bad Cat will drink foetid water she finds outside (the nastier and dirtier the better), otherwise she sits by the sink and waits for one of us to turn the tap on (this is her preference, she likes running water). She won't ever drink from an actual bowl of tap water. LMC will drink out of her bowl (by her food) and occasionally from the sink if we fill up the bottom. We usually leave a bowl of water in the kitchen sink, though I'm not sure either of them use it.

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