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Old 01-20-2011, 09:37 AM
 
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We bought a fountain and the cats were scared of it.

Keep the the toilet lid down, and the cat can't drink out of it. Until he learns how to lift the lid ...
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: NC
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closing the lid would seem the most OBVIOUS answer.... sigh.....
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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My next question is: Why wouldn't anyone want to keep the toilet lid closed??
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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My 19 year old female keeps doing this. She also insists on drinking from the sink after I fill it up with water. Once in a while I'll see her drinking from the pet fountain. She doesn't seem to be harmed by drinking out of the toilet. We try to keep it very clean.
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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I have to keep my lid down.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:12 AM
 
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The toilet thing is driving me nuts. No one can remember to close it and so I find myself washing it out every time I use it. Dawn and brush, then flush until there are no soap suds. Geez, I bet the environmental police would have a field day with me.
Dish soap is very sudsy, if you used a different cleaner you wouldn't have to flush so much to get the suds down, or use way less Dawn, either one.


To the OP, if your household is like the above poster's and you can't get other people to keep the toilet lid down, stop using chemical things in the toilet, just clean the toilet every few days instead.

Otherwise, just keep the lid down, or bathroom door shut.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Dish soap is very sudsy, if you used a different cleaner you wouldn't have to flush so much to get the suds down, or use way less Dawn, either one.


To the OP, if your household is like the above poster's and you can't get other people to keep the toilet lid down, stop using chemical things in the toilet, just clean the toilet every few days instead.

Otherwise, just keep the lid down, or bathroom door shut.
I used dawn so that I could see that all of the soap was out because it suds so much. As for the water, I was really joking. I use so much water its ridiculous. Sometimes in the summer, the pool has so much evaporation I just let the hose run in it at a trickle 24/7.

Lid down is like lights off. With people coming and going and bad habits of the two of us, the lid is often up.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:29 PM
 
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We keep the lid down we have a water drinking fountain for the boys but they will still queue up for the toilet.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:39 PM
 
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I don't even use bottled water for my family but now I'm supposed to buy it for my cats? I don't think so.
Where we live, we have very hard water. Due to the fact that the majority of my boys suffer with FLUTD, I avoid tap water which has a lot of minerals in it. Those in turn do cause crystal formation in the bladder and lower urinary tract.

And yes, what Lola says is true, also. Slime City when using tap water with drinking fountains. I did the same as Lola. I ended up throwing my fountains out because they were such a hassle keeping clean. Every time I turned around, I saw the slime and the yuck. Cleaning water dishes out every day is a lot easier.
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Old 01-20-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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I don't even use bottled water for my family but now I'm supposed to buy it for my cats? I don't think so.
My cats get bottled water. I won't drink the tap water where I live so there's no way I would make them. The tap water here smells like chlorine. We have just made it a habit to keep the lid down. I trained DH from the start.
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