If your cat is among those who are lazy to drink water, you can use the following easy tricks to make your cat drink more water.
Water is an essential element for all breathing creatures in the world, including cats in it.
According to James Herriot, a veterinarian and famous author, usually, a cat needs 2 to 4 ounces of fresh water apart from its leading food.
But sometimes, some cats are lazy to drink water even though this can cause various problems such as constipation or FLUTD (urinary tract disorders).
1. Diligently replacing clean water.
Cats are animals that like cleanliness. Make sure you change your cat’s drinking water at least once a day and clean the water bowl regularly with soap, so it doesn’t get dirty.
You don’t like to drink with dirty glasses? So is your favourite cat.
2. Try different types of water.
Generally cats like water that is new and fresh. But if your cat is hard to drink, maybe the cat doesn’t match the type of water.
Try by providing various types of water such as mineral water, or water that you cook yourself. And see which one your cat likes the most.
And don’t let your cat drink from toilet water, because it’s not good for his health.
3. The right bowl.
Try using glass or stainless material for the drinking container. Because sometimes plastic leaves a distinctive odour that cats don’t like.
If possible, look for a unique bowl for cats to drink.
4. Switch to wet food.
Wet food contains 70% water, more than dry food, which is only 10%. Add a little more water to the wet food.
If your cat doesn’t like wet food, you can add water to the dry food. However, these dry foods must be eaten as soon as possible because they tend to be stale fast.
5. Put drinking bowl in several places.
Like adventurers, cats are animals that like to roam. Try to place a drinking water bowl in several strategic places where your favourite cat often plays.
Then make sure which bowl has less water. If you get one, later try to add more water in that bowl
6. Water flow.
As mentioned above, cats like freshwater. You can buy your cat drinking fountain or a cat drinking tool where the water continues to flow and maintain its freshness.
This tool is available in various sizes and capacities. If you have trouble getting this tool, you can also make a small shower from a tap or sink to attract your cat’s attention.
Or the last alternative is to put ice cubes in the water bowl so that the water is fresher.
Those are six things that can help your favourite cat prefer water. Hopefully, it can help you make your cat healthier.
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