Originally Posted by peaches08
Brita filter, same as I drink.
In another forum I belong to, I've read where people were giving nursery water because of providing flouride. Is there a definite consensus on this?
I have not personally conducted any scientific studies,
but if you search "Fluoride bad for cats" or similar, you will see many articles talking about risks for kidneys, bladder, stomach, thyroid, and many other potential problems
that can arise when cats get too much fluoride. Seems that they get plenty from "meals" and other meat based ingredients that contain bone.
Reportedly. the flouride that the chickens, etc... have consumed is passed through to the Kitties through the bones.
Additionally, I saw one article at Feline-Nutrition.org that stated that "Brita-type filters do not remove fluoride"
and municipal water sources are notorious for adding more fluoride than we need.
After I lost one of my Babies to cancer a few years ago, I became much more serious about Feline Nutrition and one of the books I purchased
mentioned that flouride was bad for them. (Dr Pitcairn's or Dr Pierson's I expect.) So, I researched bottled water and found that Deer Park is one
of the more consistent and pure brands out there, it has less fluoride than many others,
and it is affordable when you buy the 3 Liter bottles on sale (often around 50 cents) so we have been drinking it ever since.
Please recycle the bottles!