Whatever differences you have, though, there is one thing you’re always going to share with your feline companion (well, apart from your personal space.) Both your bodies are 70 percent water. Doctors recommend that you drink eight glasses of water every day. But what about kitty? How much water does your cat need to drink each day? And is she drinking enough?
Cats evolved to instinctually hide pain and discomfort from others. This means that they might not communicate issues like dehydration. She might know if she’s getting enough water, but it’ll be harder for you to tell. You will have to watch for some of these signals.
Signs your cat needs to drink more water.
Since cats evolved in a dry environment, they’re used to getting most of their water intake from live prey. Drinking water — from puddles and ponds — was always a secondary water source. This means that today’s cats are fairly picky about their drinking water. Even if a full, clean bowl of water is available, your cat might not drink enough. There are some things you can do, however, to make sure she’s getting enough water.
How to make sure your cat is drinking enough water:
Your cat needs water just as much as you do. A healthy cat is a happy cat. And you can never have too many of those around. 🐈
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