Cat Food and Hydration

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Cat Food and Hydration

Why Do Cats Drink Dirty Water? (Puddles, Pools + Plant Pots)

Your finicky cat refuses to drink clean water from its bowl, preferring to drink from dirty puddles, barrels, ponds, bathtubs, pools, and sinks instead. Some cats will even drink water from the toilet bowl. It makes you wonder why cats find these unclean sources of hydration so appealing. The most common cause of cats refusing their water bowl is keeping the water too close to the food. In the wild, cats don’t like to drink […]

How Long Can a Sick Cat Go without Eating and Drinking?
Cat Food and Hydration

How Long Can a Sick Cat Go without Eating and Drinking?

Healthy cats can survive for a week or more without food, and three days without water. However, a sick cat’s body is already weakened, and the effect will be magnified further by starvation or dehydration. Encourage eating and hydration if your cat doesn’t eat for 24 hours and/or doesn’t drink for 12 hours. A sick cat should never go without food for more than 48 hours, or 24 hours without water. Water helps the blood […]

best spring water for cats
Cat Food and Hydration

Is Bottled Spring Water Good for Cats? (Mineral Water vs. Tap Water)

Convincing a feline to drink enough water can be a challenge for any owner. A distaste for tap water amplifies this problem, leaving you wondering if bottled spring water is a better option. Purchasing bottles of Evian water for cats may seem excessive, but it could be necessary. If the water is freshly bottled fresh from a spring, it will be healthier for cats to drink because it is chemical-free. However, plastic bottles contain harmful […]

Why do cats go off their food?
Cat Food and Hydration

Why Do Cats Go Off Their Food? 20 Reasons for Loss of Appetite

Cats are finicky about their food, but a refusal to eat for more than 24 hours can be dangerous. When a cat stops eating, it will lose weight quickly. So, you need to find out why your cat refuses to eat and take action. According to Veterinary Clinics of North America, a loss of appetite is a symptom of many feline health issues. The most common reason for a cat to stop eating is temporary […]

can cats taste spice?
Cat Food and Hydration

Can Cats Eat Spicy Food?

Cats love new tastes that are rich and flavorful, especially food that’s being enjoyed by humans. Spicy food for cats is no exception to the rule because it has a very distinct scent that captures a cat’s attention. Spicy food is usually meat-based, making it an enticing ‘treat’ to felines. A cat that eats spicy food is at risk of gastrointestinal and digestive issues, such as an upset stomach, diarrhea, and vomiting. This occurs due […]

recommended vitamins for cats
Cat Food and Hydration

What Vitamins are Essential for Cats?

The feline body is a unique piece of organic engineering. A cat’s body requires a wide range of essential vitamins and minerals to function at capacity. These should always be found in a cat’s food. Vitamins A, D, E, and K are essential fat-soluble vitamins required by cats. Felines also require water-soluble vitamins from the Vitamin B family. Alongside these vitamins, cats need a number of critical minerals. Potassium and magnesium are the most important. […]