On the 'fluids' we give our cats.
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Just another observation I made whilst butlering (ie. being a Butler to) Liz and Max (My Cats)
Both cats don't like milk of any sort. And I have tried 'Commercial Cat milk', Moo milk of course, goat, sheep but not yet Mares nor Yaks. :-)
Well I also noticed they wouldn't drink the water after I had just cleaned/refilled their bowls. Today, for the first time, I sniffed it. Yep chlorine.
Now Melbourne (Australia) has/had some of the best water in Aussie. and I noticed they did drink their water after only one day.
My two Bombay cats have a water fountain which they like but still drink out of a bowl kept in the shower recess and Parsifal likes to drink directly from the tap.
I think that it is personal preference but my family has always kept a bowl of water in the shower recess so if you can't get your cats to drink enough, maybe that is worth a try. I refill the bowl whenever I have a shower - warm water, naturally.
I have a glass, where with in it all, I keep my false teeth (which I haven't used for 5+ years) Both cats drink from it and it is my duty to keep it refreshed every day.
ETA, idiom :-)
I keep the cat's water near the plants. When I refresh the water, I tip the old water into the plant bowl. This is the only reason my plants survive :)
One of my cats prefers cold water. Sometimes she'll sit next to the bowl, then look at me, then dip down to the water and straighten up and look at me again. Then I go refresh with cold water and she's very excited :)
He is not allowed to drink from my water glass but sometimes he'll try.
That is why I bought the fountain for the cats but the novelty has worn off and he still likes to play in the bath.
He disdains milk, but has a fancy for plain yogurt (not really a fluid– perhaps a colloid).
I don't think he should drive...
ETA. Nor even go looking for Tough Rats
ETA. In my OP I said I had tried "sheeps' milk". On reflection that was a lie. I had though tried goats' milk.
My cats don't drink milk, but they do love cream cheese. And Pop Tarts. Um.
I've heard that feeding yogurt to cats and dogs aids their digestion and makes them smell nicer.
ETA Now I know how my Mother felt when she had special snacks for herself.
More wine for me. That's why I drink alone. Mostly.
Suggest undiluted evaporated milk instead; it might have a slightly milder reaction.
Better still - suggest that milk is not good for adult cats.
mine get water from any running tap, the shower recess and they have their own water founain for emergencies when I am mean enouth not to turn on a tap for them.