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You have seen your cat drink from its water bowl, but something in its behavior makes you think she does not like it. This can be true if it makes a mess while drinking. It will put its paws inside the water and overturn the bowl, spilling water all over the floor. Your veterinarian may also have suggested that your cat must drink more quantities of water. A water fountain makes the best solution in such cases.
fountains are suitable for cats in more ways than one. One of them is
that your cat in its normal health drink lesser quantities of water
than it should. This is due to the cat's feral, wild background. At
one point of time, felines would quench their water intake from their
food itself. A hunted animal has meat with a high concentration of
moisture. This is why feral cats can survive by drinking lesser
quantities of water. A domesticated, indoor cat, however, is
incapable of any hunt and the lack of water could lead to many health
problems, like kidney and even the urinary tract diseases.
to their evolutionary past, prefers flowing water than a still and
stagnant water source. This is the reason many felines tap the water
bowl with their paws before drinking it. It does not help that cats
are quite picky by nature when it comes to drinking and eating. You
will see cats declining to drink tap water as it contains some odors
which the kitty does not like. The cat may also refuse if the water
tastes bad at first lick. The presence of any water fountain
encourages the kitty to drink more water. To the cat, the water
fountain tickles its primordial instincts making it think the flowing
water comes from a wild river and thus safe to drink. To a cat,
naturally flowing water always tastes better compared to one offered
to it in a bowl.
behavioral recommends buying your cat a water fountain. This will
make both you and your cat happy. It is good to buy a ceramic one and
not a plastic product. The ceramic cannot be scratched and will not
hold on to smells like plastic. Nothing can stain it too. The
drinking surface at the lower end is a wide one, permitting the cat
to drink without an uncomfortable bending of the whiskers. The cat
has the option of drinking from the second bowl located a little
higher up. Many water fountains are also square. This permits the
Pagoda, or it looks superb on any countertop. The constant flow of
water prevents bacterial growth.