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Keeping your cat hydrated

Keeping your cat hydrated

In summer, with the heat and the high temperatures, we must pay attention to the care of our cats, especially to their hydration.

Cats are animals that do not need large amounts of water to survive: around 50 to 100 ml per kilogramme. Probably, after living with your little friend, you will have realised that he doesn't like water very much and that he also are very demanding animals in some respects. Here are a few simple tips to get your cat to drink more water:

  1. Our cat's diet is based on dry and wet food. In the summer months, we must provide them with more wet feed. This has 60% of water in its composition, compared to 10% in dry feeds. Because of their ethology, cats used to get their water from the prey they hunted. Wet food is a natural and simple way to keep them hydrated.
  2. Your cat needs to have water always available. Make sure the drinking trough is always full and filled with fresh water. The drinking bowl should be large enough for the whiskers to fit into. You can place several drinking troughs around the house to make access to water easier.
  3. Use a pet fountain. Cats like running water best, as they consider running water safer to drink.

Please note that in the warmer months, your cat will drink more water and therefore use its litter box more often.. To ensure their well-being, we recommend cleaning them more regularly and using quality litter.

If you think your cat is not drinking enough water, try these tips. Dehydration can be a serious problem: if you suspect that your cat may be dehydrated, do not hesitate to contact your vet.

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