Several years ago, I read many articles about pet water fountains. I learned that it is healthier for our pets (dogs and cats) to drink their water from a fountain instead of a bowl.
There are several reasons for this:
Water that moves is sure to remain cleaner;
When water stands, it becomes vulnerable for dirt (fur, etc.,) to accumulate at the top and possibly cause intestinal problems;
Any impurities that might stay on top of the water are brought down into the filter which does a great cleaning job;
The moving water more easily attracts our pets to come and drink;
It has been observed that pets drink more water from a fountain by visiting the fountain more frequently than a bowl;
More than one pet can drink from the fountain at a time;
The water is aerated which brings more oxygen into the fountain water. It is a fact that oxygenated water is healthier.
Getting more oxygen in the blood will actually give us more energy and allow us and our pets to be more active for a longer period of time.
After reading what a difference a water fountain would make in greater health for my cats, I ordered one right away. Caring for the fountain is not difficult – just takes a little more time and effort than washing out a bowl every so often, but the rewards are worth it for my cats. Also, it gives me peace of mind, knowing I’m doing the best I can to give them the best possible chance for a healthier life.
Disclaimer: The above was not copied from any articles, etc. This post is totally original and is the product of years of reading a myriad of informative cat articles, plus my own experience.
As cat lovers, we know how finicky our babies can be when it comes to what they prefer to eat.
I have never heard about, nor experienced before, cats preferring one BOWL over another. Hello! Patches is the finicky-est cat ever!
She looks quite dejected here in this photo. Rusty got to the feeding station first, and wouldn’t you know? He made himself very comfortable at the bowl Patches was going towards. He practically pushed her out of his way!!
Finicky Patches is awaiting her turn at her PREFERRED bowl!