Do cats like their water bowl at a distance from their food bowl?

Distance between food and water for cats. Why?

People ask: Why do cats like their water separate from their food? They are asking if cats like their water bowl at a distance from their food bowl. And if they do; why? You see some pretty fancy arguments as to why cats like this but I’d bet my bottom dollar that these are …

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Infographic on pros and cons of cat water and food bowls plus a discussion on whisker stress

Food and water bowls infographic

Choosing a cat bowl is a familiar decision for all newcomers to domestic cat caregiving and also for experienced owners. As all cat bowls are inexpensive or relatively inexpensive compared to most household items it does not pay to buy cheap. The cheapest bowls are made from thin plastic which the experts agree are …

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Are raised cat feeding stations a good idea?

Raised food bowl advantages?

A social media user posted the picture below and ask whether the feeding station was too high. I thought that it was just about acceptable. I was prompted to ask myself whether raised cat feeding stations were beneficial to cats. Or perhaps useful for their caregivers. There might be a small benefit to the …

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What kind of water bowl is best for cats?

Cat drinking from a bowl

The kind of water bowl that is best for cats is either glass, ceramic or stainless steel and reasonably shallow. The shallowness is to avoid your cat’s whiskers brushing against the sides as they drink. Some cats don’t like this, apparently. The reason for glass, stainless steel or ceramic bowls is twofold. Some people …

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How big is a cat’s stomach? And are we feeding our cats all wrong?

Size of cat's stomach

The size of a cat’s stomach is important in working out how to feed our cat. The domestic cat’s stomach is about the size of a ping-pong ball ‘they say’. This is the equivalent of no more than a maximum of about 2 tablespoons of food at one time. Although it is flexible. It …

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