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Can cats have gatorade?

My mom got an "adorable" orange cat a few months ago and I've become fond of it. It has some very annoying habits though and I've asked for advice as I've found it kind of amusing, but I thought I'd ask here first.

The first thing that came to mind was putting gatorade in its water bowl. This seems to have some good results, but I'm not sure if it would cause some bad changes in their system (in addition to making them even less likeable).

The second thing that came to mind was to find some sort of treat (or a new kitten) that would drive the cat to drink gatorade, but I haven't been able to find anything that would do the trick (at least not cheap enough for the cat).

If anyone has any ideas I'd appreciate it.

Edit: There was a new comment that pointed out that this isn't an appropriate topic. I've updated the question to make it more of a suggestion and not a request.

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Here's a possible solution. You can get a few bottles of vitamin C tablets, crush them and mix them in your normal cat food. Then feed it to the cat. The tablets are inexpensive, you could easily get a 2 month supply.

The vitamin C is a very mild diuretic, which will help flush out watery cat urine. The potassium in the gatorade will also be a mild diuretic.

The reason why your cat is drinking less water is that it doesn't have a reliable source of water to drink. The more you keep giving it water, the better your cat will like it.

I think this is very safe as a long term strategy. And I think it's a good option if the cat will not drink normal water but will drink gatorade when you have some.

The other possibility you mentioned is to buy a litter box specifically designed for cats. This would not work for the cat that does not like to use the litter box. It could be a better option if you're trying to prevent the cat from using the bathroom.

One thing I don't like about this is it would be a waste of money. It would be easier to just change the food/water routine, and let the cat figure out the urine problem on its own.

It's only a problem if your cat is seriously underweight (the opposite of the situation you're describing) or you're not feeding it enough.

In the first case, it's a simple matter of making sure your cat is getting enough to eat and drink, and in the second case it's a simple matter of feeding a bit more and making sure your cat is getting enough.

The best strategy is to make sure your cat is getting enough water and feeding it the right kind of food.

Yes, I know what's in them. I can't afford anything else right now. I don't like the idea of giving them something that they can drink out of as opposed to pouring it into their bowl. My neighbor feeds them both and she gives them the same type of food. Her cats don't seem to care, so I don't see what difference it makes. They should drink some of it. It won't cause them any problems.

I will look into what a feeding system is. I am just not sure how much better this would be, since the cat has not had it's regular food in several days. I am not very familiar with the type of food they eat. It has to be the kind that they will eat. They do eat normal dry food now, and have had it all day. I have had to change the water in the regular bowls too, because I think it is too concentrated and may have a bad taste.

I don't understand what the point is in putting them back together again. I will try to get some suggestions on what to do.

I have to feed them when they are awake. They both have different personalities. One of them is a bit more demanding, and will come and go to me. He is more independent. He is the only cat I have, and has been with me since he was a kitten. I love him very much.

The other one does not always come when I call her. She has not been in my apartment for a few days. I am not sure why. She is not sick. I think I will try to get her to come to me when I am feeding them, just so she can see I am feeding them.

Does anyone know what a feeding system is? What I would need is to find the right kind of food, and the right size bowls for it. I also need the right size water bowl. The bowls are a bit small. I will keep trying to get them back together.

Well, I decided to try and do without the system. I have changed the food, and water, to a commercial cat food and small cat water bowls.

They are eating and drinking fine. They have not had a chance to eat for a few days, since I have been working and have been in another apartment. I have gone into a couple of my friends' houses to see if they would feed them, because my friends' cats are not here.

This morning, the cat that was not here, came home. I took him and the other cat home. I know I should have been feeding the cats, but I did not feel like it, because I have been busy. I left some food in a bowl with them. I think this is good, so I don't forget to feed them.

The cats seem to like the commercial cat food. I have used the kind that has had their weight marked on the bag. I have tried to find the kinds that have had their exact weight on the bag. The food is called Purina Feline Care, which is good. There are different kinds, all depending on the size of the cat. The cat that was here yesterday, likes the medium size for himself.

I hope they will continue to eat it. It seems that their other food just sat there in the bowl. The one that was there yesterday would not eat anything, even if I tried to feed it. I do not like to leave anything in the bowl. I want it to be as easy for them to eat and drink.

I have been working on the system in the basement, cleaning the boxes and getting it put away. It will be a few days before I can get it to work and have the cat food and the cat bowls set up. It should be ready for the next weekend.

I do not want to think about the next time I will have to go to the pet shop to buy more cat food.

Thursday, March 17, 2010

I haven't been watching the news lately, but I did see where some big floods are in a few places. I know how that is. I used to live in Missouri, a few miles from the big river. I remember that my father used to use a rubber cement and put it under the leaky water pipes. He had a pump with him and would put a rubber cement bag over the pipe to keep the water from coming in when he would repair the pipe.

He used to tell us how it kept the pipe from leaking. When the pipe did leak, and the cement did crack, he did not fix the cracks until the water stopped running. I do not think we wanted him to come back and repair them. We did not want our water to start flowing again. It was our problem and not his.

A few weeks ago