Most cats are found to drink dirty water quite often, this article will focus on the reason why they drink dirty water.
Basically cats need a supply of water, especially when they are fed with dried food. A bowl of nice clean fresh water in a nice clean bowl would be better for you to feed your cats.
Most of the cat owners would leave a bowl of water walks away from it, imaging the cats would have the self-awareness to have a drinking.
You may think your cat is not thirsty at the moment. But later you will find your cat busily walking around stale water from a puddle in your garden as if it was the freshest water to drink.
Cats can independently feed themselves creatures, but they will never to take their nose up at the nice clean water you provide. In all cats won’t digest the food you provide despite it is their perfect meal of a catching mice.
Actually the cats’ reaction to your food doesn’t reflect their independence. Tap water usually contains chemicals, which is chlorinated strongly enough for a cat to smell it. Cats’ noses are far more sensitive than human noses, and many cats view this chemical odor offensive. On the contrary, stale water in puddles and pools are much more attractive to cats as puddles may be filled with rotten vegetation and microbes which cats smells much attractive.
Besides the unpleasant odor of chemicals in tap water, cats feel uncomfortable of detergents repugnant. As you frequently clean your cat’s water bowl in terms of hygiene, the use of detergent scar your cat from drinking from it. Not to say you use the same detergent to wash your cat’s food bowl, then you will understand why your cat is always unwilling to eat the food you provide in the bowl.
What you need to do is to wash your cat’s bowl completely thoroughly as if you wash a plate for human or even more. Secondly, let the water from the tap flow for a while before putting the water into the food for your cat.