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26 Jul 2006

Old kitty
Hallo

It.s so nice to have a CyberVet back! Welcome.

My cat is almost 15 and is certainly getting on. He seems to be quite healthy and although he sleeps most of the day, he does run around the garden and lie in the sun. There has never been enything wrong with his appetite. I have noticed that he is drinking a lot of water - could this also be a sign of diabetes in cats? He did have a blood test earlier this year and it came up negative.

Lindie
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cybervet

01 Jan 0001

Increased drinking can be due to: increased day time temperature, kidney disease and diabetes. In diabetes the surgar in the urine causes more urine to be produced while in kidney disease the kidney is not functioning properly so more water is lost. These are the more common causes. Some medications will make animals urinate more (for example heart medication and steriods) There are less common causes that your vet can test for.
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