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

Cat water fountain recommended by Ben the Vet on TikTok

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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Xylitol in cat drinking water reduces plaque and calculus

Cat drinking water

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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14 benefits to cats through the use of their tongue

Cat tongue

The feline tongue is a wonderous element of their anatomy. It can achieve a lot, thanks in part to the backward facing papillae made of keratin attached to the upper surface. These spines do a lot. Here is a list of 13 benefits to the cat when using their tongue. RELATED: 2 different types …

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7 common sense ways to get your cat to drink more water

7 tips on getting cats to drink more water

Because of their North African wildcat inheritance, domestic cats tend not to drink enough water. The problem is exacerbated by the prevalence of dry cat food nowadays which contains about 10% water compared to about 80% in wet cat food. They don’t compensate enough for the lack of water in dry cat food. This …

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Don’t put antifreeze in your outside water fountain for the sake of animals

Is this water fountain safe for cats?

I’m primarily thinking of domestic cats in writing this article but, of course, it applies to all animals. Ethylene glycol (antifreeze) is sometimes (hopefully rarely) added to water in fountains to prevent freezing. Cats love flowing water. Domestic cats are also attracted to antifreeze because it is naturally sweet. I’ve used the word “attracted”. …

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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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