Dehydration in Cats

By Refadoc, Posted on : Monday, 09 March 2015 - 11:07 am IST

Dehydration is caused due to the loss of water and electrolytes in the body. This can lead to serious complications for pets and people all the same. Since water is an essential component, it should be replaced all the same. It makes up for almost 80% of the total body weight of your pet’s body.

Causes of Dehydration:

Dehydration in cats is caused due to the dropping of the fluids level to less than the wanted content. Overheating due to hot water, increased activity as well as a continuous bout of vomiting or diarrhea are some of the major causes of dehydration in cats. Sometimes, if cats cannot access fresh waters at all time, they too can become prone to dehydration.

Signs and Symptoms of Dehydration:

Some of the major signs and symptoms of Dehydration are as follows:

  •          Sinking of the eyes
  •          Excessive lethargy
  •          Loss of appetite
  •          Dryness of the mouth
  •          Increased depression
  •          Increased heart rate
  •          Decrease of the skin elasticity
  •          Panting

What Should You Be Doing?

Dehydration is the sign of a serious underlying problem in your pet. If you suspect that your cat is suffering from dehydration, make sure that you take it to the vet as soon as possible. If your cat is suffering from excessive dehydration, then upon lifting the skin, it will take time for the skin to return back to the normal position. In case the signs and symptoms are not evident, then it is recommended to check with the vet for a proper diagnosis of the condition.

Treatment and Prevention of Dehydration:

A vet will be able to provide your pet with the IV fluids and will run some extra tests to make sure that the diagnosis can be done properly for the condition. In order to prevent dehydration, here are some of the tips which you can follow:

  •          Make sure that your pet has a supply of fresh water at all times.
  •          Wash your pet’s bowl everyday in order to prevent the bacteria from forming.
  •          Try placing multiple bowls of water throughout the house.
  •          In case your cat is suffering from nausea or diarrhea, make sure that you give it an ice cube initially in order to help it recover.
  •          Monitor the water intake of your cat. If you notice any changes, check up with your vet. 
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