Water is one of the basic essential nutrients, and adequate water intake is very important for your pet’s health and wellbeing. Many cats are suffering from chronic mild dehydration as a result of inadequate water intake for a considerable period of time. Here are some ways to encourage your pet cat to drink water and stay adequately hydrated:
Sprinkle a little water on top of canned food before offering it to your pet. But if your kitty is on a kibble diet, avoid adding water because it can lead to rapid deterioration of the pet food.
For your pet’s drinking water, use a water bowl made of glass or stainless steel. Plastic water bowls often retain odors that can leave a distinct taste in water that cats may find offensive.
Make sure your pet has easy access to fresh and clean drinking water every day.
- Filtered water is preferred over tap water because the latter is heavily chlorinated or may contain a high amount of minerals.
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