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Friday, October 21, 2011

Pet Insurance and Drinking Water

Pet insurance assists you financially if your pet becomes ill and requires veterinary treatment. You should take good care of your cat, however, by making sure he or she regularly drinks clean water to keep them in good health.

Pet insurance can be an investment in your cat’s future health, as your insurance policy can provide financial security to cover the cost of veterinary care.
Drinking water will flush the kidneys out and remove toxins from the blood; it also helps keep your cat hydrated and healthy overall. Cats can be very sensitive to kidney failure, so lack of sufficient water is a very serious problem. If your cat does have kidney failure, they may need intravenous fluids or a subcutaneous drip provided by the vets. This kind of procedure can soon become very expensive, and if your cat requires on going treatment for kidney problems, you will soon appreciate the financial support your John Lewis Insurance policy can give you.

You will get to know your own cat’s drinking habits, so allow your cat to drink water as she or he likes. Keep an eye on how much water they are drinking, and talk to your vet if anything changes or seems amiss. You can test your cat’s hydration levels by gently pinching the loose skin at the nape of their neck; if it goes back into place quickly then your cat is well hydrated, but if the skin is slow to recede then your cat may be dehydrated and at risk.

Cats can get water directly from drinking, and also indirectly from food. If your cat eats mostly dry food, they may need to drink more water to keep hydrated. You can always add a splash of water to dry cat food to help with the water content.

Cats tend to like to drink fresh water, so make sure you change their water several times a day. You may even find your cat will only drink out of a running tap or from a freshly poured glass, whilst other cats like automatic water fountains - however your cat likes to drink fresh water, be sure there is plenty of it!

Water will keep your cat healthy, but conversely over-drinking water can be a sign of bad health. If your cat is drinking a lot of water, it could be a sign of feline hyperthyroidism or feline diabetes – you should consult your vet immediately.

Company Profile:

John Lewis Insurance offers a range of insurance services selected by the John Lewis Partnership. These include car, life, travel, wedding, event, pet Insurance products.

For more information about John Lewis Pet Insurance please visit the website John Lewis Insurance is a trading name of John Lewis plc. John Lewis plc is an appointed representative of AXA Insurance UK plc which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

Terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and eligibility criteria apply. A full copy of the policy wording and the insurance complaints procedure are available on request.

4 comments:

Mariodacat said...

Those are very interesting tips and I learned a few new things.

meowmeowmans said...

Good tips! We add water to Sammy's wet food to help him stay hydrated. :)

rumpydog said...

Good tips!

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