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How Do You Water Your Cat?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Old Deaf Roadie, Sep 15, 2020.

  1. IronSchef

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    I had a cat for many years who would not drink out of any bowl -- except THE bowl (yep, she ONLY drank from the toilet!!)
     
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    OK, I am as Dog of a Dog-Person as anyone on the planet, but holy toledo that kitten is adorable!

    @David Barnett you better check this thread out!
     
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    This. My cats like to dip their paw in the water and drink it off of their paw. o_O
     
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    We use a dog bowl for the cat's water. It's almost as big as she is...although she mostly seems to drink out of an old tin bucket and watering can outside. I've seen the cat and a couple of chickens queuing up for a guzzle from the bucket more than once, so funny to see. They obviously prefer rainwater.

    Also, our previous cat had a fondness for nipping into the shower after I'd got out, for a quick drink. Mad.
     
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    My cat would only drink out of a running faucet. He loved to play with water, he would tip his dish over, and then splash and dance around in the puddle.

    If you get one of those fountain water dishes, make sure it is made in USA, Japan, France, Germany, or UK. Other smaller european union countries would also be ok.

    The point is, these are the only countries that have material safety regulations for pet supplies. If you bought one made in china, the materials used would be toxic.
     
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  6. Alamo

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    What's wrong with drinking from the tap? :D

    Cat sink drink.jpg
     
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    OK, you asked ...

    Lost our second cat in as many years to kidney disease, so we started to poke around.

    Turns out cats, even domestic, instinctually get the bulk of their “water” from the kill, and are not predisposed to drinking standing water, thus the sink, et al.

    Add to that chlorine and fluoride in many of our water supplies, and it’s a death sentence ...

    So, a bubbler for them, using our faucet-attached Pur filter, which we’ve always used for us anywho ...

    Easy peasy ...
     
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    I have one cat who will drink from his bowl and another who is only interested in water from the dripping faucet in the bathroom sink.

    Many cats seem to only be interested in moving water, maybe something like this might work pretty well:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XUZGPDS/?tag=tdpri-20

    I'm tempted to try it myself.
     
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    They drink from thee leak bucket under the sink. Or from the horse trough outside.
     
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    I always left water and food outside for pets... never fed them in the house...

    my cat didn't mind the shower tray for a bit of a drink.... but mostly went out to the big casserole pot of water on the veranda.... which the birds use too...:)
     
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    The only thing I know about cats and water is they don’t like being given a bath. Which I proved wrong one day. I gave a cat a bath and he loved it. But it took me forever to get all that fur off my tongue.
     
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    Larry is MY next cat name! Hahhahaha! And that's how my cat likes his water- what a pain.
     
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    This is my suggestion, too.
    Our Betty was fond of the tap for her water source;
    Minnie was content w/ a bowl and made no mess of it.
    Excellent tenants; would have forwarded good references, but the staff @ Rainbow Bridge already had everything under control, and assured proper lodgings & feeding detail.
     
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    Felix has a water dish next to his food.
    But his preference seems to be the bird bath or garden buckets.
    Sometimes he drinks from the dogs dish, probably just to she her whose really in charge:twisted:
     
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    The last time I watered a cat I took her vole and made her cry.

    The poor dumb vole was trying to fight for its life and Samantha just wanted to have fun.
     
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    My female cat would drink water by dipping her paw in the water bowl and licking it off her paw. Strangest thing I ever saw a pet of mine do.

    After a while, I researched online to see if there could be some issue. I found that she has sensitive whiskers and did not like them touching the edges of the bowl. I bought one of those fountains that runs water via a small pump. She no longer drinks with her paws, and drinks normally.
     
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    Our last male, McQuinn, would splash the water bowl with a paw and lap water from the floor. Sometimes he’d just drink from the bowl like you would expect. He’d drink from the pool, a water glass, or a puddle on the ground
     
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    Hate the feral beasts. I would water them with a fire hose.
     
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    KIDDING
     
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