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MPALKA asks: "My 16 year old cat has started dipping his front paws in his water dish the past few months. He has never done this before. He is good health otherwise just overweight. Any reason for this?"


March 17, 2007 at 1:14 pm
(1) Bob says:

My 4 year old does this regularly as well. It seems like he likes licking the water off his paws. Can anyone explain this?

August 13, 2007 at 3:51 pm
(2) emily says:

My 5 month old washes his feet in his water bowl also. I asked the vet and he said it must just be a personality thing.

February 26, 2010 at 5:36 pm
(3) DeSeanaM says:

My cat is almost 2 years old and he dips his paws in his bowl and licks them. If I leave the bathroom open and the toilet up, he’ll reach his paws in there and lick off the paws. Its hilarious every time he does it

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