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7 Creative Ways to Encourage Your Cat to Drink More Water

Reviewed by Dr. Celeste Clements, DVM, DACVIM on Thursday, May 7, 2015
Posted May 08, 2015 in Cat Checkups & Preventive Care

1 in 3 cats will experience kidney problems in their lifetimes. Many cat lovers have already had to deal with this issue at one time or another, and may already be aware that dehydration worsens kidney disease. With that in mind, here are 7 great ways to encourage your cat to drink more water.

1. Place water bowls EVERYWHERE

Location, location, location—it really matters! You’d be amazed to learn how sensitive most cats are to the positioning of a water bowl. Even a little unexpected foot-traffic can be enough to keep your cat from having that next drink. Keep fresh water bowls in multiple spots to maximize your feline’s comfort. 

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