Has your kitty not been drinking her water?
We all know how important it is to stay hydrated. However, come winter and everything just goes down the drain.
And, it doesn’t happen to just us.
Our feline friends, too, slack on getting that water in which can cause them to have several problems such as kidney stones, urinary stones, etc. which is painful and costs you thousands of dollars in veterinary bills!
So, what can you do about this?
In this blog post, I will share a few tips and tricks that I have with you fellow cat owners so that you can help our kitty stay hydrated.
Let’s get started!
How to Get a Cat to Drink Her Water!
In this section of the blog, I will like to jump into the tips to get your cat to drink her water.
Flavor the water
This happened with my cat. She just refused to drink water when I switched to RO purified water—I feel that she didn’t like the slightly bitter taste. So, I tried to flavor the water with a bit of chicken broth for sometime and that worked.
Also, tuna juice does the trick as well.
Use cat fountains
If you know cats, you know how they like to drink out of fountains. In some cases, cats do take some time to get the hang of things. But they love it more tha drinking out of the bowl.
Cats find water fountains attractive since they find moving water interesting–and, the water stays fresh!
Different types of cat bowls
Just as they are choosy about everything, cats are also choosy when it comes to drinking bowls. So, you should test out a few different bowls such as ceramic, glass, plastic, and stainless steel to find one that your cat will drink out of.
Cats have preferences, too.
Place water bowls throughout the house
One of the easiest ways of ensuring that your kitty drinks her water is to make it easy for her to. So, you should place water bowls throughout the house to make it convenient for your cat to have water.
Be aware of the bowl’s location
In some weird but true cases, your cat may not like the exact placement of her water bowl! Most importantly, if the water bowl is near the litter box, chances are that your kitty won’t drink from it.
Make sure the bowls are refilled
If you know cats, you know how they like fresh water. So, in order to get your kitty to hydrate, you should change her water at least once a day. Don’t just top it up!
Also, cats like fresh, clean bowls as water bowls get slimy and gross often.
Switch to a wet-food diet
Finally, if your cat is still not a fan of water, you should consider making a switch to canned food. This is the easiest way to ensure that your kitty is hydrated. You can also add broth to your cats dry food to get some of that water in.
Summing Up: My Cat’s Not Drinking Her Water
Cats get lazy in the winters, too and don’t feel like drinking their water.
However, this can prove to be bad for your cat’s health as it can cause a variety of problems. So, it is essential that you make sure your cat is drinking her water for her own sake.
In this blog post, we went through several ways in which you can encourage your cat to drink more water.
Not all of these tips may work for you so, you should try each one turn by turn and see which one’s the winner.
Do you have any tips to share with us? Let us know in the comments section.
My cat Audrey has a pint glass of water at the side of the bed. On the bedside table. I change the water every day & fill it to the top. She likes filtered water. She drinks it every day. If I often put a glass of water on the table she often drinks that too. She will only drink from a glass though.