Does your cat like to drink water out of the sink, bath tub, or even the toilet bowl? Or maybe your cat isn't drinking as much water as you would like them to. Are you noticing that you don't need to refill their water bowl very often? Surprisingly, this behavior may have a lot to do with where you place their water bowl in the first place.
Dr. Baine, of Bishop Ranch Veterinary Center & Urgent Care, suggests that his clients try placing their cat's water bowl further away from the food source. He says:
"In the wild, when cats hunt, their kill can be long distances from water. Therefore, they will go search out water. So by placing a water bowl away from where they eat and also away from litter boxes, they may be more likely to visit that bowl more frequently. It is helpful when you want a cat to drink more water. Drinking from shower stalls, bath tubs, and sinks is not because they are there, it is because it usually is farther away from their food source!"
Of course, if your cat is not drinking enough water make sure to have them checked by your veterinarian first. Low water consumption may be a sign of illness so it is very important to eliminate any potential health problems.
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