Xylitol in cat drinking water reduces plaque and calculus

An interesting study1 clearly states that the addition of Xylitol to the drinking water of cats was effective in reducing plaque and calculus in their mouths. You know that plaque and calculus builds up in the mouths of cats along the gum line and is a major cause of gum disease. Gum disease is …

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Is Your Cat Not Drinking Water? 10 Ways to Get Your Cat to Drink More Water

There is an article on the catster.com website which addresses the question in the title. It starts off with the words, “most cats don’t drink enough water”. This is incorrect. It would be correct if it applied to domestic cats who are only fed dry cat food. However, if domestic cats are fed wet …

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Cat drinking a lot of water?

This is almost invariably about kidney malfunction/failure…. “Cat drinking a lot of water?” is something that comes up as a query on the Internet. Other search terms are: “cat drinking too much water” and “cat excessive vocalizations and drinking”. Sometimes cats drink out of the toilet and basin but this does not necessarily imply …

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Bottled water or tap water for your cat?

What is better for your cat? Bottled water or tap water? The article applies to developed countries in the West. Decisions about providing water for your cat can be complicated; perhaps overcomplicated. There is, though, a debate about bottled water versus tap water, which has been dramatically altered by a recent research project about …

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How long can a domestic cat survive without food OR without water?

This is a commonly asked question and I’ve not yet seen a really good answer. When you ask how long a domestic cat can survive without food you are presuming that the cat has access to water and therefore you are asking for how long a cat can survive on water only. Technically, the …

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A water fountain that monitors you cat’s water intake (useful for health management)

In the video we see Ben the Vet on TikTok recommending a water fountain for cats which is very sophisticated. It’s worth a look at even if he is promoting it for a commission. Ben is now a social media influencer and he’s decided to make a bit of extra money probably because he …

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