Tip: would you like to eat by your toilet? Neither does your cat.

Would you like to eat by your toilet?

This is a basic tip from the great man himself: Dr Bruce Fogle. What makes it impactful is that he says that ‘this is a common problem that I see.’ Which is why I am addressing it again. All the cat’s needs are neatly in one place which suits the owner but not their …

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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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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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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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