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Old 01-09-2014, 01:21 PM
 
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I need help! What is the trick to keep my kitty out of water? The toilet, the shower/bathtub, the water dish, you name it- she plays in it. It drives me CRAZY!!!
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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I need help! What is the trick to keep my kitty out of water? The toilet, the shower/bathtub, the water dish, you name it- she plays in it. It drives me CRAZY!!!
I'll tackle the easy one first; keep the lid down on the toilet. I'll also echo some of the responses to the older thread above, and suggest you get your cat checked by a vet to rule out any medical issues.
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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I need help! What is the trick to keep my kitty out of water? The toilet, the shower/bathtub, the water dish, you name it- she plays in it. It drives me CRAZY!!!
Hello and welcome to the forum! How old is your cat? If she is older and this is a new behavior, I echo catdad7x's advice and take her to the vet for blood work.

My second question, if you cat is just young and active is, why does it drive you crazy? Water is just water, it's harmless.

Keep the lid down on the toilet and let her play in the tub/and shower (just make sure to rinse any soap out) and as already suggested in this thread, put her water bowl in a wide tray or shallow tote to contain the spills.

One other bit of advice: it may be she needs more interactive play time from you. Play with her several play sessions a day to keep her mentally stimulated and wear her out, they may reduce water games a little.

Also, what do you feed her? Diet plays a large part in behavior. Feed her wet (canned food) diet low in carbs (avoid grains and fruits and sugar)

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:44 AM
 
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She makes a mess all over the place sometimes has mud on her feet and tracks the mud when she play's in the water. Oh and I guess I should have mentioned this is a friend of mine that has this problem. I've been over a few times and seen her do this a few times. Ya thats true my friend is usually doing other things when she isn't home
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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if she has mud on her feet she has more problems than playing in water. that means she is allowed outside and that is a big mistake. cat won't last very long.
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