It is well known, cats are champions of water retention. They may not be at the level of camels, of course, but we must not forget that our little felines are from the desert. To hydrate themselves without needing to drink, they therefore found the perfect technique: eating. Yes, the water in their prey is enough for them. This is why it is necessary to give her tomcat a mixture of dry and wet feed . But if your cat does not deign to give a single lick in his water bowl and that worries you, know that there are several tips to encourage him to drink.
Good to know: a cat that eats kibbles and mash needs 40 ml of water per kilo per day!
1. Fresh water every day
We know that cats are difficult when it comes to food. But they are just as much with water. So, if the water you give your cat is not fresh, clean and contained in a bowl cleaned daily, he will probably not drink it. Filtered or bottled water may also be more attractive to him.
In summer, a little tip is to insert an ice cube into your cat’s bowl, he will be delighted!
2. A water fountain
You have certainly noticed, your fur ball prefers to drink from the tap rather than directly from his bowl. The reason is very simple, standing water is not attractive to cats because it is likely to contain bacteria. While the tap water is constantly renewed and therefore always clean. To reproduce this movement of water, invest in a water fountain !
3. A bowl filled to the brim
If there is one thing that cats hate when they eat or drink, it is that their very sensitive whiskers touch the walls of their bowl . So always fill your tomcat’s bowl to the brim with water to prevent it from being obstructed. Otherwise, opt for a wide and shallow bowl !
4. Tuna juice
A little simple trick to attract your cat to its water bowl is to mix a little canned tuna juice with its water (two drops should be enough). You can also try it with a drop of milk, but beware, once adults cats find it harder to digest milk , especially when it is served in too large quantities.
5. No plastic bowl
The problem with plastic is that it has a particularly unpleasant smell for cats. Thus, a plastic bowl or bowl will not be attractive for its overdeveloped sense of smell. So choose materials such as ceramic, glass or stainless steel, which are more odorless.
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