Proper water intake is key for a healthy cat.
Cats need to be properly hydrated in order to stay healthy, and drinking plenty of water can also help to both treat and prevent many common feline diseases. In our latest blog, our veterinary clinic in Levittown talked about one of the ways you can increase your cat’s water intake. So, if you haven’t had a chance to read it yet, check it out! Keep reading to learn about a couple more things you can do to keep your cat properly hydrated:
#2. Keep several sources of clean, fresh water available for your cat at all times.
Because water is so important for your cat, you should make it as easy as possible for your cat to find a drink. It’s always a good idea to have multiple sources of water available for your cat. Keep in mind that some cats prefer specific containers for their water (like deep bowls rather than shallow ones). Your cat may also prefer to drink in a particular location, or they could prefer water that is running, like from a water fountain or a dripping faucet. Give your cat plenty of options for water, and make sure that you refresh their water often.
#3. Talk to your veterinarian about giving your cat subcutaneous fluids.
If your cat can’t meet their hydration needs on their own, you may have to give them fluid under their skin. Giving your cat subcutaneous fluids is much easier than you probably think, but you should always ask your veterinarian before attempting this procedure.
Do you have questions or concerns about your cat’s hydration needs? Contact us! We are always happy to help.