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Good hydration is vital to a healthy cat. Learn a number of ways to get your cat needed water.
You might think setting out a bowl of water is enough. But could you do more to promote proper hydration in your cat?
In their natural environment, cats get most of their fluids from the prey they consume. But they will supplement their needs with water.
It’s been observed they prefer running or dripping sources of fresh water rather than water holes or puddles. They’ve also been seen licking dew off plants or rocks. Experts believe that this is due partly to the physiology of their mouth, which prevents them from lapping water up efficiently.
Another theory is that standing water is more likely to be contaminated by bacteria or parasites than running water.
That said, here are some things you can try to promote good hydration in your cat.