by Alexander Thompson
Jun 14, 2022
3 minute read
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Cats Love Running Water
- Moving Water Keeps Whiskers Comfortable
- Cats Prefer Running Water to “Old” Water
- The Daily Water Consumption of a Cat
- When Should You Get an Automatic Water Fountain for Your Cat?
- PAWAii Cat Water Fountain with Wireless Water Pump
A cat water fountain is one efficient way of helping your cat stay hydrated. Cats are primarily attracted to running water because it is apparently fresher to them than water in a bowl. It is also entertaining for them if you choose the right model. This article highlights the key reasons you should get an automobile water fountain for your feline friend.
Cats Love Running Water
Most cat owners put water in a bowl for their cats without realizing that their furry friends want something better. Unlike water in a bowl, running water appears more natural to cats and encourages them to drink more.
Pet cats were originally great hunters who relied on running water for their daily water needs. They resort to running water sources to replenish the moisture beyond what was already in their prey. Their choice can be attributed to the fact that these water sources are cleaner and safer. This instinct is still retained in the domestic cats - they find running water much safer than still water for drinking.
Moving Water Keeps Whiskers Comfortable
Cat whiskers play an essential role in their wellness. These delicate touch receptors linked to their nervous system tend to touch the bowl when a cat drinks water in a still bowl. The resulting stress and overstimulation cause “whisker fatigue” in the long run. Cats know this and subsequently prefer running water because it protects their whiskers from possible contact with external items.
Cats Prefer Running Water to “Old” Water
The heightened sense of smell in cats means they can smell their water. The advanced ability to locate water makes them good hunters even in dry environments. Unfortunately, cats are so sensitive to water taste that changing their water bowl daily will not prevent them from detecting a stale smell or taste. Moving water, on the other hand, is cooler, more oxygenated, and tastes better for your cat.
One of the few ways to keep your cat happy and playful is to get them the kind of water they can play with. The random splashing of the moving water improves your cat’s hunting and playing instincts. VetStreet reports that cats tend to play with water because moving water encourages them to drink more. The pawing makes it even more fun, as well as your reaction to these moves.
The Daily Water Consumption of a Cat
The body weight of most cats is made up of 60-70% of water. Therefore, a cat will need 60ml/kg of water daily. For example, a 5 kg cat should drink about 300 ml of water a day. However, a few other factors affect this estimate. For example, a cat’s diet affects the amount of water your cat will need.
Dry cat foods are known to contain 10% water, and wet foods are 80% water. So, if your 5 kg cat is eating canned foods only, they would only need about 60ml of water daily. In contrast, a cat that feeds on dry food only needs to drink 270ml of water daily. Again, you can reach out to your vet for professional directives in this regard.
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When Should You Get an Automatic Water Fountain for Your Cat?
Cat owners are not always sure when to buy a pet water fountain for their cats. However, this device can benefit your feline friends in some situations. You can detect these situations by watching out for certain behaviors listed as follows.
- The presence of a chronic medical condition, including kidney disease or recurrent urinary tract issues. These conditions worsen if the affected cat does not drink enough water. So, getting a pet water fountain ensures it drinks more water.
- Continuous attempt by your cat to get a drink from the faucet or to lick up the water in the shower after you are done. This often means your cat wants running water or water from a fresher source.
- Batting at the water in a dish with a paw and then settling in to drink it. This indicates your cat wants the water to move before drinking.
- Becoming sad on spotting water in their bowl. Your cat may not drink the water in her bowl because she is upset that the water is not moving.
PAWAii Cat Water Fountain with Wireless Water Pump
If you are looking for an efficient water dispenser for your cat, this safe and stable wireless water pump model from PAWAii is an excellent fit. It sports a safe and precise design that prevents leakage and electricity shocks.
The design separates the water storage tank from the power supply completely. Therefore, you get more space in the tank without exposure to metal points. Also, you can easily clean and wash the whole dispenser with water without issues.
Triple Filtration for Effective Purification
This cat water fountain relies on a three-dimensional activated carbon filter to ensure thorough filtration. The filtration process traps food residues and cat hair, in addition to reducing residual chlorine and organic matter. It also absorbs odors, leaving your cat with clean, healthy, and great-tasting drinking water.
At an operating noise of just 30 decibels, this device will not disturb your night’s sleep or that of your pet.
Modern & User-friendly Design
You will never get enough of the MINI-type, candy-colored design. In addition, the low and high dual-grade water levels mean you can always set the best water angle for your cat.
Your cat may get sick if she doesn’t drink sufficient water. As a cat owner, one of your responsibilities is to ensure your furry ball drinks the right amount of water daily. And getting a pet water fountain will undoubtedly help in that regard. Feel free to contact your vet if you have any concerns.
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