Having your cat hydrated is an absolute must! Dehydration can lead to serious health problems such as kidney and urinary tract diseases. Thankfully, cat water fountains work miracles in enticing your cat to drink more water.
1. Most cats don’t drink enough
Cats don’t have the instinct to drink much water, this is because in the wilderness they get most of the liquids they need from consuming their prey. Indoor cats can’t hunt and are often only fed dry food, which means they should drink a lot of water to stay hydrated. A popular solution for this is a water fountain.
2. A water fountain is vital for your cat’s health
Staying hydrated is key to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases. When cats don’t drink enough, the minerals in their urine start to crystallize and form stones, which can severely endanger your cat’s health. The filters inside our kittyspout water fountains remove excess calcium and magnesium from the water before it can be consumed by your cat, helping to prevent bladder and kidney problems even further.
3. Cats have difficulty seeing the water level in a bowl
Most cat owners use stainless steel drinking bowls for their cats, but have you ever noticed how hard it is to spot the water level inside? Even though cats have great eyesight, they possess an even keener sense of hearing. This means that the sound of running water will certainly draw your curious cat’s attention. This is one of the reasons why the kittyspout water fountains offer the most attractive water flow setting out there. Even the pickiest cats love them!
4. Cats consider still water to be unsafe
In nature, still water is an excellent breeding ground for dangerous bacteria that could make a cat violently ill. Running water, on the other hand, is much safer which is why many domestic cats still prefer drinking from water streams. In addition to attracting your cat with running water, all Kittyspout water fountains feature a filter that removes odors, impurities, calcium, and magnesium.
5. Cats have sensitive whiskers
A cat’s whiskers are incredibly sensitive and provide your cat with information about the space around them. Some cats suffer from whisker stress, which means they hate it when their whiskers touch a surface – like the sides of a water bowl – for no good reason. Thanks to the clever design of our Kittyspout water fountains, your cat’s whiskers remain untouched for a comfortable, stress-free drinking experience.
At the end of the day, whichever water fountain you end up choosing must be with the intention of helping your little furry friend be the healthiest he can be. There is a lot of variety of cat water fountains, but the key thing to consider should be the material it is made of and its design. Hopefully, this brought some light to why water fountains are so important for our feline buddies.
P.S. Our water fountains are made with SUS304 Stainless Steel material and are entirely BPA-free! A safe and long-lasting choice for your cats.