How to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 at 7:03 pm

Many cat owners assume their pet is self-sufficient. In some cases, this is true. However, when it comes to things like proper hydration, Fluffy may fall short of the daily amount of water she really needs. How can you encourage your cat to drink and drink often in their Lincoln, NE home?

Put Water Bowls Wherever You Can

You need to make it as easy as possible for Fluffy to get some water in her system. A number of cats are very picky about the placement of their bowl. When you have more than one bowl in your home, one of them is bound to fit her preferences. Make sure to fill the bowls with fresh water and wash them frequently to avoid a buildup of slime and other gross things. Your A Pause for Paws pet sitter will happily do this for you if you lack the time.

Introduce Wet Food to Fluffy’s Diet

Canned cat food carries more moisture than dry food. This is an excellent way to get more liquids in Fluffy’s diet. If she doesn’t eat the wet canned food, try adding broth or water to her dry food. Every cat is different, and no one thing will work perfectly. Before you make any major changes to her food intake, talk to your vet. You don’t want your cat to get an upset stomach or gain unnecessary weight.

Try a Drinking Fountain

Believe it or not, there are water bowls out there that stimulate waterfalls and fountains. You can encourage your cat to get excited about drinking. There are countless options available on the market, and it’s easy to find a model that works best for your cat and family.

Don’t forget – your A Pause for Paws pet sitter is the key to keeping kitty hydrated while you’re away on a trip. Talk to him or her to work out a plan.

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