3 Big Reasons Why Water Fountains Are Necessary For Your Cat
Many proud fur parents rely on various gadgets and tech to get their pets to feel better or to stop/start a behavior. These days, the market may be overrun by so many ideas that it can be hard to discern what really could be useful, maybe even lifesaving. One of these items that may have caught your eye is the cat water fountains. Below are some reasons on just how beneficial these fancy water bowls can be.
#1: Water fountains provide extra filtration
If you are busy like the average human is these days, you’ll notice how your cat will easily drink whatever water you pour him or her in the bowl you’ve designated for water. However easy as that is, some owners tend to overlook the importance of cleaning out the bowl more than (the average) once a month.
Cats are very sensitive to environmental changes. If the bowl they use on a regular basis is not cleaned properly, they may have consistent infections or urinary health issues not known to their owner. That is because cats, like most domesticated pets, do not show signs of pain or uncomfortableness in their everyday behavior, they may be suffering regularly.
Water fountains provide extra filtration to standing water by making the water pump through a filter and continue movement. Stagnant water is likely to maintain a level of homeostasis perfect for bacteria, parasites, and biofilm. Let’s not forget all the pet hair we see on our couches and other areas of the home! Hair, dander, dust and lint all eventually settle somewhere and it may end up in your pet’s water bowl.
#2: Water fountains help encourage better behaviors
Surprisingly, this reason goes back to nature. Cats especially love lively entertainment and seemingly nature-esque foods and waters. Notice how your cat may be jumping on the counter to enjoy some drips from a faucet or to observe water dripping from them. If you think your cat could benefit from not only fresh water but also enjoy something to take them away from human food preparation areas, this might be a great fit!
Sometimes cats can tinkle in areas that they don’t usually go to. This can be a sign that there is something wrong, especially if your cat is a littler box champion. Since water fountains help with filtration and reduce bacteria, your cat can enjoy less issues with urinary tract infections simply because the water is cycled. This in turn makes bathroom time less likely to become a problem in the future.
#3: Water fountains are healthier overall
As noted in the above paragraphs, water fountains help regulate the water to become less prone to bacteria and film. Other benefits include removing of chlorine, odors and bad tastes which increases likelihood of better hydration.
With all this in mind, a water fountain is worth it’s cost as it may prevent multiple trips to the vet. Cleaner water supplied by various filters may very well help to reduce urinary diseases but also kidney disorders. As our pets age they may be less inclined to drink water.
Overall, the water fountain is a great choice for your cat and will pay off in the long run. Happy and healthy cats are good cats!