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Connection between Hard Water and Urinary Crystals in Cats — 2 Comments

  1. I’ve never had male cats, and have avoided them for this reason. I’ve also read that “softened” water isn’t healthy for cats to drink. Filtered water isn’t necessarily softened as far as I know. I’ve also read that the best water for humans and animals is “structured” water. I used to make structured water in a glass jar with spigot, with something in a net bag called “Pearls”. I wish I could do that now, but I’m in a tiny cramped space with little counter or floor space.

    I’m wondering if any readers use structured water, and their process. I’m also wondering if putting crystals in the water would change the structure. If water is affected by our words, then I would expect it to also be changed to a higher level by crystals.

  2. “With respect to cats, interestingly, they discovered that male cats are 1.5 times more likely to be the subject of a claim for medical treatment with respect to urinary health issues than for female cats.”

    This isn’t exactly new. Male cat’s urethra is much smaller, one vet blog said the difference is like the difference between a milkshake straw and a coffee stirrer. All the articles say that blockage is almost exclusively a male cat problem.

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