Cats need to drink water to stay hydrated and healthy, but it’s difficult to get feline friends to drink enough. A recirculating cat fountain is a solution that doesn’t work for many cats, so the AquaPurr fountain is here to save the day!
All animals need water to survive, but cat parents have a harder time than others getting their four-legged friends to drink. Cats need to stay hydrated to keep their organs functioning and move oxygen and nutrients around their bodies, but they’re also fussy about their water and prone to dehydration. Let’s find out more about why cats need water, the one simple thing that will get your kitty to drink more, and how you can win a FREE AquaPurr fountain!
Why Cats Need to Drink Water
Drinking water is a necessity for cats, just like it is for other animals. Water makes up between 60 and 70% of a feline’s weight, and cats need to drink about 4 ounces of water per 5 pounds of body weight daily to stay hydrated. Here are just a few of the things a cat needs water for:
- Circulation and bringing oxygen to cells
- Transporting nutrients
- Lubricating joints
- Protecting the organs
- Keeping tissue moist
- Dissolving minerals and nutrients
- Temperature regulation
- Flushing out waste
- Producing saliva
The Effects of Dehydration on Cats
Cats’ wild ancestors got most of their water from their food. But modern kibble doesn’t have a lot of moisture, so domesticated cats need to drink. However, many feline friends won’t unless they have access to fresh, clean, cool, moving water. Unfortunately, not drinking enough can cause dehydration, and this can lead to additional health complications, such as:
- Lethargy and weakness
- Loss of appetite
- Sunken eyes
- Dry mucous membranes
- Chloride, sodium, and potassium loss
- Complications with urinary and kidney problems
Dehydration is particularly worrying in cats with renal issues because it can cause kidney damage, kidney stones, and urinary tract infections.
The Recirculating Cat Fountain Problem
Some cats will drink when thirsty, and some cats will only drink from cups or toilets, but all cats will drink running water fresh from the tap. Many parents have turned to cat fountains to give their kitties constant access to running water, but these devices have problems. Namely, saliva and food can fall into the fountain, leading to biofilm that contaminates the pump. Unless you disassemble the pump regularly for thorough cleaning, it will contaminate fresh water as soon as it starts to circulate.
Get Your Cat to Drink More Water Without Ever Having to Clean Another Fountain!
AquaPurr is a revolutionary solution that provides cats with clean, fresh, cool, running water. It will encourage even the pickiest cats to drink more, which could save lives:
“Since our cat will only drink running water and has renal issues, this is literally a lifesaver!”— Nan Thanler
What’s more, you never have to clean it! The cat-activated device hooks up to any faucet and provides your cat with on-demand access to fresh tap water. It doesn’t recirculate water, so AquaPurr never gets slimy, never requires cleaning, and doesn’t need a filter that you have to change regularly. Cats need to drink water, and they love doing it from the AquaPurr fountain!
WIN an AquaPurr fountain!
Every 3 months, we’re giving away a FREE AquaPurr fountain to one lucky cat parent! Don’t miss your chance to win, and don’t forget to share this with other cat parents!
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The post “The 1 Thing You Need to Get Your Cat to Drink More!” by Animal Wellness was published on 01/15/2024 by animalwellnessmagazine.com