Cat Hydration Period Statistics

Cats typically drink water multiple times throughout the day in short hydration periods rather than one long session.

Statistic 1

"Approximately 60-70% of a cat's body weight is water."

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Statistic 2

"The average amount of water that a typical cat should consume each day is between 5-10 fluid ounces."

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Statistic 3

"A cat's drinking water needs per day is based on consuming 60mL of fluid per kilogram of body weight per day."

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"Cats on dry food diets require more drinking water - about one cup daily."

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"Cats on canned food diets get about 80% of their water directly from their food."

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"Cat's on a dry food-only diet may only consume 50% of the hydration their body requires daily."

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"A cat's urine concentration should be less than 1.035; concentrated urine can indicate poor hydration."

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"Cats do not have a strong thirst drive compared to dogs, so they may not drink water until they are already 3-5% dehydrated."

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Statistic 9

"Hospitalized cats usually need between 40-60 mL/kg/day of fluid therapy to stay hydrated."

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Statistic 10

"Cats that don’t drink enough water can develop urinary tract problems, including urinary stones or cystitis."

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"The average urine production in cats is between 20 and 40 mL/kg in a 24-hour period."

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"Kittens need about 60 ml of fluid per kilogram of body weight per day."

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"Senior and elderly cats need to drink more water, especially those with chronic kidney disease where hydration is particularly important."

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Statistic 14

"About 1 in 3 cats suffer from kidney disease which can lead to dehydration."

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Statistic 15

"Despite appearances, milk isn't a good source of hydration for cats, as many of them are lactose intolerant."

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