Have you noticed that your cat’s water bowl never fills unlike the water in your flowerpot? You thought your cat was never thirsty but as soon as you run the tap water, your tomcat rushes to drink it? It is normal, the felines are not big amateurs of bowls, and this, for several reasons.
1. She contaminates her food
Although the cat has been domesticated for a very long time, it has not lost its hunting instinct . Indeed, in the wild, the cats did not drink the water which was in the immediate vicinity of the prey they had just killed in order to avoid any risk of contamination .
They therefore apply the same principle with their bowls of water and food. Try placing your cat’s water bowl in another room and watch the result!
2. It is misplaced
The place where a cat’s bowl is placed must be carefully studied. Indeed, the cat is an animal of suspicious nature which needs to foresee in advance any type of danger .
Thus, if his bowl is installed facing a wall, the cat will have to turn his back to drink and will no longer be in control of events if he should suddenly flee.
3. The water is not cool
Like humans, cats prefer to drink cool water. If the water in your cat’s bowl is not changed at least twice a day , it is normal for the cat to sulk. In addition, standing water can contain many bacteria .
If you tend to forget to change your cat’s water, you can invest in a water fountain . Thus, he will have the feeling that the water is constantly renewed, which will certainly encourage him to drink.
4. The bowl is not suitable
Cats hate drinking in a container where their whiskers touch the edges . Prefer therefore suitable bowls as well as pleasant olfactory materials such as aluminum or ceramic (plastic gives off an odor which is not appreciated by felines).
5. The cat gets hydrated by eating
Unlike dogs, cats do not need to drink a lot of water if they benefit from a mainly wet diet ( food , boxes, etc.). In fact, in nature, cats hydrate themselves thanks to the water contained in the prey they eat.
6. The cat does not see the water, but hears it
The water frozen in a container is not easily perceptible for the cat who favors his hearing over his sight. If the water comes out of the tap, he will be able to locate it more easily and drink it more readily.
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