Tip 2: Be Creative When Offering Water
Cats are curious by nature. In order to ensure you cat is properly hydrated, you can take advantage of this curiosity by offering water in different types of containers and in different locations throughout your home.
“Some cats are fascinated when water is presented in an unconventional way,” Dr. Plotnick explained. “For example, if I leave a glass of water unattended on the coffee table, my cat will stick her face in it and start drinking. If I ever needed to encourage her to drink, I’d start leaving glasses of water on the coffee table.”
Another method that works for some cats, he said, is by “placing a bowl of water in a new location, like the corner of the living room or the bedroom; [it] may pique a cat’s interest and get them to drink.”
By offering water in different types of containers or in different rooms, you actually accomplish two important goals at the same time: In addition to encouraging your cat to drink enough water to stay healthy, you also are providing an enriching environment that all cats need in order to stay happy and healthy.