Cats from their origin are not particularly good drinkers. Thus, they are primarily subject to dehydration. It occurs mainly when your cat loses the required water and electrolytes from its body for proper bodily function. Loss of water between five to ten percent is considered moderate, while over ten percent is estimated severe.
Dehydration is fatal and requires immediate rectification of the condition through proper veterinary treatment. It may occur simply from inadequate access to water, but it could also be a symptom of a larger problem building in the cat's body. Let's learn more about dehydration in cats and how to recognize the signs.