Having your cat drink plenty of water is an absolute must, and here’s a clever way to ensure they do.
Drinking water regularly is important for your cat’s health as it helps prevent urinary tract diseases, which are common health issues for cats. Luckily, drinking fountains can encourage your cat to consume more water.
Here are five reasons why your cat needs a drinking fountain:
1. Most cats don’t drink enough water on their own
Many cats don’t have the instinct to drink much because, in the wild, they get most of the moisture they need from consuming prey. Indoor cats can’t hunt birds or rodents and are often on a dry food diet. This means they need to consume water regularly to avoid dehydration.
2. Water is vital for your cat’s health
Staying hydrated is key to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases. When cats don’t drink enough water, the minerals in their urine start to crystallize and form stones, which can severely endanger your feline’s health. The filters inside Catit drinking fountains remove excess calcium and magnesium from the water before it can be consumed by your cat, helping to prevent bladder and kidney problems even further.
3. Cats have trouble seeing the water level in a bowl
Most cat owners use stainless steel drinking bowls for their cats, but have you ever noticed how hard it is to spot the water level inside? Even though cats have great eyesight, they possess an even keener sense of hearing. This means that the sound of running water draws your curious cat’s attention. This is one of the reasons why Catit drinking fountains offer multiple water flow settings. Even the pickiest cats love them!
4. Cats love running water
In nature, standing water is a breeding ground for dangerous bacteria that could make a cat violently ill. Running water, on the other hand, is much safer, which is why many domestic cats still prefer drinking from water streams. In addition to attracting your cat with running water, all Catit drinking fountains feature a filter that removes odours, impurities, calcium, and magnesium. The Catit PIXI Smart Fountain even houses a UVC sterilizer that kills up to 99.7 percent of bacteria and viruses. Your cat’s drinking water has never been this fresh!
5. Cats don’t like their whiskers to be touched
A cat’s whiskers are incredibly sensitive and provide your feline with information about the space around them. Some cats suffer from whisker stress, which means they hate it when their whiskers touch a surface — like the sides of a water bowl — for no good reason. Thanks to the clever design of Catit drinking fountains, your cat’s whiskers remain untouched for a comfortable, stress-free drinking experience.