Cats are quite picked about their water that we should take the problem lightly. Proper hydration is of great importance for a healthy urinary tract and to lower the risk of urinary tract infections. A bowl of water available all day may not tempt the cats, but they world rush for a drink when you turn on a faucet. Some cats like to drink their water bowl while splashing the water. And others may pull tip the bowl over and choose to drink only from the floor.
Few of us understand the reason why cats can be so picky about their water. The wild cats usually only drink moving water, which can prevent them from causing illness. That’s to say this behavior may be an instinct reaction. Maybe your cat think the cooler water often comes from a tap or rain water. It’s also possible that water is just one of the toys with additional benefit of quenching thirst.
Nevertheless, it is still important to stay properly hydrated for your cat. You can encourage your cat to drink exactly from the water bowl with the following few ways:
Move the water bowl to another location. — Your cat may be interested in the cat food or water located right next to each other. Don’t move your cat’s water dish to somewhere right next to food
Change the temperature a bit — if you think your cat doesn’t like the water temperature, try to cool the water with a few ice cubes to the bowl
Change the bowl — Different types of bowls can provide different tastes to the water. If your cat has a metal bowl, try to replace with a plastic, ceramic or glass one.
Try to use a cat drinking fountain — There are a variety of cat drinking fountains that can either circulate water or attract your cat approaching. This type of fountain requires electricity, so make sure to think about the closest electrical socket