I apologize if this is in the wrong subject I couldn't choose between health/behavior/nutrition. Cats can certainly be complicated creatures
So, my cat Roman was just diagnosed with FLUTD on Sunday evening. She was eating a strictly Wellness brand dry diet (I know now that it is bad to feed all dry) and has a kitty fountain. Lately I have noticed that she is not drinking that much water and I wonder if that is part of the problem. I have now switched her to Hills wet prescription diet for the time being. (She didn't have crystals in her urine so I do not agree with the prescription or the low quality ingredients in the food but I want whats best for her. I CANT see her in pain anymore). I know that she will be getting a lot more water from the wet food but I just want to make sure that she is staying hydrated and healthy so as to hopefully avoid another episode.
She drinks every once in awhile but the odd thing is that whenever I open a water bottle bottle from the fridge she goes absolutely nuts. she grabs it with her paws and shoves her nose in the bottle opening. If I poor it into the bottle cap she will drink it ravenously. At first I thought that she enjoyed the cold temperature, but as soon as I put it in a bowl she is completely ambivalent and walks away. Do you think maybe the fountain has a funny taste to it? It is made of plastic..I wonder if that is the issue?
I really have no idea what she wants! Any suggestions about how I should try getting her to drink more water?