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Q. my cat is peeing in litter box, but not visably drinkinking any water.

A. If your cat is producing adequate amounts of urine and acting normally then likely your cat is hydrated and just drinking when you are not around to see. Cats are designed to not need a lot of water. If you think there are only tiny amounts of urine in the box and your cat is acting strange/ abnormal and not Drinking as much as you usually see him drinking ( i.e. A change in drinking habits) then you should get your cat checked out by a veterinarian.

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DR. EVE PUGH, DVM, CVA

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A. Animals with have severely concentrated urine if they are not drinking. It will be dark yellow and have an odor. If your cats ears canned food I would not be as concerned as if he eats dry food since there is so much water in canned food. I would recommend a urine analysis to rule out diabetes, urinsry crystals etc.

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DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

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