Cats’ drinking habits

Have you ever wondered why your feline friend seems to have such peculiar drinking habits? Cats are known for being picky drinkers, often preferring running water over still water. This behavior can be traced back to their wild ancestors, who instinctively knew that running water is less likely to be contaminated.

In addition to their preference for running water, cats also have a unique way of drinking. Unlike dogs, who use their tongues to scoop up water, cats use the tip of their tongues to lap up liquid. This method is not only efficient but also helps prevent them from getting their whiskers wet.

It’s important to ensure that your cat has access to fresh, clean water at all times to prevent dehydration. Some cats may even enjoy drinking from a fountain or a dripping faucet. By understanding and accommodating your cat’s drinking habits, you can help keep them happy and hydrated.

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