Karen, would you please ask the vets what they think about giving cats tap water to drink?
I use a Brita filter pitcher for my own drinking water. The water tastes better, if nothing else. For a while I was giving my cats this water too, and then I happened to think: Wait a minute, they use their tongues as toilet paper! And surely tap water wasn't going to be worse than that, so I started giving them the tap water instead.
Then one day a few months ago someone said to me that the chlorine in tap water can cause real serious harm to cats ( kidneys maybe? I forget which organ she said), so I've been giving them the Brita filtered water again since then.
My question is: is that true? or are there other impurities in tap water that are potentially harmful to them?
The tap water in Ann Arbor is supposedly very pure as tap water goes.
Thanks very much,
Last edited by phesina; 04-18-2013 at 02:30 PM.
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I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
Death thought about it.
"Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."
-- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery