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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!
About author

Nicole is the founder & owner of multiple-award winning NorthPoint Pets & Company, in Connecticut, USA. She has completed undergraduate work in biological sciences, business and holds an M.S. in Nutrition. Currently Nicole is pursuing a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences (Canine Nutrition/Metabolomics) at the prestigious University of Georgia in the USA. Her background includes experience in the pharmaceutical industry on multiple R&D projects and has had the privilege to learn from leading figures in the human and pet health industries. Nicole has been heavily involved in police canine nutrition within the USA, helping to improve the modern care and feeding of working dogs. Her interests include working dog nutrition, raw feeding, pathogens, metabolomics, and nutrition’s relationship to disease in humans and canines. Her current research involves exploration of the canine urinary metabolome and the relationship to diet.

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