Do your cats drink water?

(25 Posts)
pilates Tue 08-Mar-16 16:26:08

I put a bowl of fresh water every day but she hardly ever drinks from it but likes to drink the puddles in the bath or the drips from the tap confused.

ScarlettOHaraHamilton Tue 08-Mar-16 16:28:13

Ditto. Taps and other people's drinks here too. She does have wet food though so I assume she gets most of her water from there.

smoothieooo Tue 08-Mar-16 16:30:19

Mine never, ever drank the water from his bowl until I read that they don't like the water to be near their food. So I moved his water bowl to a different place in the kitchen and he drinks from it every day (but still likes the bath drips occasionally)!

pilates Tue 08-Mar-16 16:30:58

Yes, mine has a combination of wet and dry. I have read they do get something from the wet foot, but is that enough?

pilates Tue 08-Mar-16 16:31:59

Smoothieooo, I will try that smile

coffeeisnectar Tue 08-Mar-16 16:36:23

My girl cats do. I need to put more out every day.

The boys drink out of the pond or puddles.

ManorMouse Tue 08-Mar-16 16:52:23

Mine does but only occasionally. Mostly she prefers rain puddles.

Deux Tue 08-Mar-16 17:41:53

Mine does but only since I changed from a bowl for water to a glass. Classy cat smile.

He would drink from other people's glasses so I thought I'd try one for him. I just use a small Nutella jar. And this is right next to his food too. But he never eats and drinks at the same time.

I've also got a plant saucer out in the garden that gets filled with rain water and he drinks that too.

iloveeverykindofcat Tue 08-Mar-16 18:58:26

Rarely. They eat all/mostly raw though, so they don't need to.

Daftaboutthecat Tue 08-Mar-16 19:36:44

Mine doesn't drink from his water bowl but is on wet food. I add just over a tablespoon of water to his food makes me feel better that he getting some water but vet says he gets sufficient from his food.

sugarplumfairy28 Tue 08-Mar-16 19:59:40

Cats who are generally fed wet food of one type or another will get their liquid through the food and drink less often. If they are fed dry food they will actively need to take on liquid.

MeDented Tue 08-Mar-16 20:03:33

My cat refuses water but stands at the fridge meowing really loudly until you give her lacto free milk!

Sunflower1985 Tue 08-Mar-16 20:05:51

Why my cats were young we notice they only drank from dripping taps, so we bought them a drinking fountain. 7 years on and they still love it. If you're concerned I'd recommend them. Cat-it are the main supplier. We even took it with them to the cattery.

RandomMess Tue 08-Mar-16 20:09:44

Yes they hunt for water separate to hunting for food hence don't keep the water bowl near the food bowl.

Ours prefer to steal it from the freshest glass of water that has been poured. Obviously running tap is top favourite but we're on a meter. They liked the water fountain but still went off it unless the whole thing was cleaned every few days!

2016namechangecomingalong Tue 08-Mar-16 20:11:12

Yes we also have a drinking fountain which they like. They never drank from normal bowls before we got it, just from taps.

AwkwardSquad Tue 08-Mar-16 20:17:36

Yes. She also likes to paddle in her water bowl. Messy little beast.

MakingJudySmile Tue 08-Mar-16 20:19:12

Yes, drinks form his bowl. Would drink the whole bowl daily. Mostly dry diet

SucculentSoul Tue 08-Mar-16 20:19:25

Mine will only drink straight from the tap. She sits in the sink in the bathroom and wails until I go turn it on confused

SparklesandBangs Tue 08-Mar-16 20:19:30

Yes but only from the glass beside my bed! Or from puddles, we have also given her a glass of her own in the kitchen to try to tempt her to drink.

At night I was balancing a box of tissues or similar on my water glass so I could wake up in the night and have a drink, this just made a game for DCat who sat on the small bedside table working out how to remove the obstacle from her water, often leading to a water spillage.

I now use a small water bottle and she just sits on my head to complain!

user1457463696 Tue 08-Mar-16 20:20:57

Another mucky puddle drinker here.

mineofuselessinformation Tue 08-Mar-16 20:23:08

Mine mostly drinks from two utterly revolting dishes outside. If I clean them, he ignores them until they're disgusting again!

Redbindippers101 Tue 08-Mar-16 20:26:25

From the toilet bowl.

Brindler Tue 08-Mar-16 20:33:12

Mine would only drink from a glass tumbler placed on the coffee table! People would come round and along would come the cat, reach up and start drinking. Cue them saying 'oh your cats drinking your drink!' 'No it's actually his' 😳

TheNoodlesIncident Tue 08-Mar-16 22:43:25

Ours have a bowl of water but I've only seen them sniff it, no actual drinking.

They get their drinks of water from our bedside glasses - in fact I've just been asked to replace DS's because the kitten currently snuggled up with him had been lapping it...

DramaAlpaca Tue 08-Mar-16 22:45:56

Mine mainly drink from the garden pond.

Sometimes ginger boy will ask for water to be put in the bathroom basin for him, or he'll help himself from someone's glass of water.

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