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My cat eats Aloe Vera - will it hurt him?& a drinking problem

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KatyMac Sun 23-Nov-14 11:15:50

I'm guessing it is an alternative to grass as he is new & being kept in;is it safe?

I was hoping to let him out today but it's very horrid weather.

Plus he seems to want to drink running water or fresh water not water left in a bowl - can we accommodate this easily?

cozietoesie Sun 23-Nov-14 11:41:52

I'd remove it. aloe vera.

KatyMac Sun 23-Nov-14 11:55:03

Oh poop - I have about 6

Daft cat

cozietoesie Sun 23-Nov-14 12:00:43

Any friends or relatives who don't have cats but like plants? I'd donate them.

By the way, cats can be very fussy about their water and many posters here use water fountains for their cats. I've not had to use one for a cat myself but they may give you a steer on those.

KatyMac Sun 23-Nov-14 19:35:31

OK water fountain - I can probably manage that, it's marginally easier than him joining me in the bath

Plants - goodness he has been eating them for 2 weeks......eek

we went away over night & he has spent the entire time since on top of me, or trying to trip me up...he's very much a people cat

cozietoesie Sun 23-Nov-14 20:40:26

Sounds as if you're his 'person' though. smile

I wouldn't worry too much about his noshing the plants - unless he's showing any symptoms. One of the vets who post might comment but my understanding of plant-eating is that most cats simply wouldn't eat enough of the offending material to fall ill: the odds are that he 'mangled' the leaves rather than ingested them because they shouldn't be too pleasant.

(Lilies are one exception of course. (There may be others.) They're so particularly nasty because all parts are toxic so eg if they get pollen on their coats and groom off...........)

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