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pets: cat dehydration

Super 1 Foods | Posted Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 06:33AM

Cat DehydrationCats, like humans, can become dehydrated if their fluid levels drop lower than normal. Dehydration can occur if your cat gets overheated, has diarrhea, is vomiting or is not drinking enough water. Signs of dehydration are sunken eyes, lethargy, loss of appetite, dry mouth, high heart rate, decreased elasticity of the skin and panting. A way to check if your cat is dehydrated is to lift the skin on the back of your cat’s neck. If the skin does not return quickly, your cat could be dehydrated. If you suspect your cat is dehydrated, take your cat to the veterinarian.

To prevent dehydration, provide your cat with clean water that they have access to all day. If your cat is experiencing diarrhea or is vomiting, give them an ice cube to lick and monitor their fluid intake.

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