Originally Posted by teeneythebetta
I made my cats a DIY water fountain, it encourages them to drink more.
It cost me about $25 for everything, which is the cost of one of the cheapest cat fountains available and also if the filter breaks, I just have to buy another $10 filter. But if you have a real cat fountain and it breaks you have to replace the entire thing which would cost anywhere from $25-$50.
Sorry I hope you don't mind me posting this... It's not about dogs but it is about animal nutrition since cats have a low thirst drive, and need extra water especially when fed dry food. xD
I did this too after watching them all drink from my winter fountain
. I just used the smallest air filter. I put it in a very big glass/vase. OH, i bet i could put a betta in there! Im joking lol.
Yes, those grinders can be expensive, when i went through that website for my male cats, I found one on amazon for about 49, iirc. But, because of my small space, and where I live, and after testing them on raw food, both grocery store purchsed, and premade, I decided against it.
Only one like raw, the others nibbled a bit. And none would touch the prepackaged raw I purchased from the local coop. I tried about every other meal. I heated, it, i cooked it and non cared for it. The dogs loved it though
I used the canned cat food site that site listed to find better canned for my males. Its more expensive but worth it. But now that i have so many cats I cannot afford it.
They are all strays, the neighbors dog way, way down the road, killed the uncles mother, and then their mother. I was on the roof, roofing when i saw him carrying their mother back to his place.
When i had this dog in hand when it had ate 2 of my hens, I called the police. It was a sweet dog, lol. Didnt understand why i was yelling at it.
The officer begged me not to do a complaint, saying many people here dont understand that off property dogs must be on leashes. I finally said fine.
I regretted it every sense. Sorry i digress.
I was going to raise mouse for my cats to eat, but when i was going to that, the vet said no, as the older cats can have problems with the tiny bones. And in fact, my old one (adopted when he was 10, my Lion, he truly looke like a lion) got sick and I took him in.
She did a fast exray, and said it looks like a feather, or a mouse bone. She believed he could pass it, and gave me something, I cant recall now, and we went home to wait.
After two days, almost headed back to the vet it happened. And he started eating again.
Sorry.. Ill stop chatting now, lol.