Why water is important for cats

It seems as though our cats only begin to truly flourish once the temperature starts to rise.

It seems as though our cats only begin to truly flourish once the temperature starts to rise.

No wonder, seeing as how their ancestors came from the dry desert regions of Northern Africa.

Nevertheless, cats now also have an increased need for fluids. While cats that eat raw prepared diets or canned food may get moisture from their diets, cats on primarily dry foods must drink fresh, clean water to survive.

An adult cat requires approximately 45ml of fluids per kilogram body weight per day.

Therefore, if your cat weighs four to five kilos, it should drink between 180 and 225 ml per day.

This is quite a lot for our lazy armchair tigers, who frequently suffer from kidney damage due to a lack of proper hydration.

But don’t worry – you can encourage your cat to drink more by placing several water bowls in your home.

Maxi Zoo, located in the Poppyfield Retail Business Park has a fabulous selection of stylish bowls in store now.

Why not pop in, say hello and look at the range they have to help keep your feline friend hydrated.

Likewise, a drinking fountain provides many kitties added incentive to drink more.