How Do You Water Your Cat?

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  1. Old Deaf Roadie

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    We just received a new kitten as our previous kitty, Xena d'Katt, crossed the rainbow bridge this past March.
    This kitten is such a goofball. She likes to get the water moving in her dish before drinking & it makes an undesirable mess on the hardwood floor. The last episode resulting in an 8' water trail between Point A & Point B as she pushed the dish.

    So, we have decided to get a fountain water dish, but there are so many available that we are on selection overload.

    For our crazy cat people members: What kind would you suggest? There are no other pets in the house. Resized_20200902_113018.jpeg
     
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    Cats need surprisingly small amounts of water, unless they eat dry food all the time. Ours likes to shove his dish around too...so we got a very heavy water dish (a ceramic dog dish). Takes a lot to move it around.
     
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    Use a heavier water bowl and put a protective mat underneath to protect the floor
     
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    No idea about a fountain bowl other than to add that for not liking water in theory, most cats (ours in particular) love to play with it and make a mess. At a minimum you should get a washable mat to place under any food and water bowl -- it helps keep things relatively tidy.
     
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    I have a few cats, so I have a few water dishes around, four dishes, to be exact.
    I wash and fill them every morning.
    A couple of them like to use the water dish as a foot bath.
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    Kyosaku has a huge heavy great-dane-sized earthenware water dish. I put about a half-inch of water in it. She can splash it around to her heart's content without spilling any on the floor. Probably not an appropriate solution for a kitten, though.
     
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    My cat like to perform cpr to any water dish he can get his feet in. I just got a huge dog dish and a good sized floor mat with the edge on it to catch the water. Put that under the dish and no more hardwood popping up.
     
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    It never ends. My cat will locate any abandoned cup that has water in it and knock it down. :rolleyes:
     
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    +1 on the self watering thing. We've got 3 cats and it's heavy enough that they can't push it around. y have to fill it every week or so.

    And yes, that kitty is a cutie!

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    This isn't how we intended to get water into these smartasses, as there's no fewer than four water dishes scattered about the house for them at all times (one of them can be seen behind Larry's tail in this photo) but for some reason they feel the urge to hunt down water wherever else they can find it.
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    We have two cats and two dogs. They all* drink out of one of those bowls with the reservoir that looks like an upturned 5 gal culligan bottle. It's maybe 1 1/2. One of the cats dips his paw in and drinks it that way. *the other doesn't want to mess with this, she drinks out of a glass that my wife or daughter leave behind on the table.
     
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    We also had a cat that liked to drink from the kitchen faucet....
     
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    I have a new Weaten terrier who loves water. She's 15 weeks old now. She loves to play in the sprinkler. She loves to play in her water bowl. She puts her feet in it and splashes until it's empty. Then she cries to have it refilled. Lucky for us the kitchen floor is tile. Our biggest water problem isn't the splashing. It's peeing. She knows to pee outside but forgets and pees inside too. She confuses shower mats with doggie toilets. Eventually they learn. Have fun with your kitten.
     
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    If we leave any coffee in our cups, our cat will put her paw in the cup and lick the coffee off her paw.
     
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    Water hose. It's my neighbor's cat. The ingrate always runs away.
     
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