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k9 Things Cat Hydration Tip (that you probably haven’t heard before):

Cat Hydration Tip (that you probably haven’t heard before):

Do you worry about your cat’s water intake?  Some cats are very particular about their water location and will limit their intake if they aren’t happy with their water options. Here are some tips from NPP:

  • Cats generally don’t prefer having their water next to their food bowl. Placing their bowl on the opposite side of the room, and also offering more than one water bowl in your home can help increase water intake.
  • Use glass or food-grade ceramic bowls that do not have sides that are too high. Often when cats’ whiskers touch the sides of their water (or food) bowl they can experience whisker fatigue. Whisker fatigue can create both food and water aversion.
  • Some metal and plastic materials can be irritating to whiskers, so avoiding these are best!
  • Running fountains can encourage a lot of very picky cats to drink more water.
  • Be sure to change your pets’ water daily and wash water and food dishes thoroughly!
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Nicole founded NorthPoint Pets & Company to fill a void for pet parents: information and transparency. Since 2014, she is proudly leading an incredibly talented team that boasts several national awards as the leader in independent pet retail, innovation, education, health, nutrition and transparency. She is currently working on her PhD at the University of Georgia (UGA), College of Veterinary Medicine in Canine Nutrition & Metabolomics, to study how pet food can influence disease. When not at NorthPoint or UGA she can be found presenting at national conferences, including federal, state, and municipal organizations.

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