Why Do Cats Drink From Water Faucets?
You might be surprised!
In general, cats prefer running water versus stagnant (or still) water.
This is ingrained into them from their wild ancestors.
Still water is dirty and can be a breeding ground for bacteria and pests that your cat doesn’t want to risk ingesting.
Running water is cleaner but will also remove any odors, especially the blood of their prey, from their mouth and feet. This is especially useful to a wild cat because the odor of blood will attract all kinds of predators, including those that would be after the cat.
Cleaning off in a stream of water ensures that there are no traces of blood odor in the area and your kitty will be safe from other predators seeking her meal.
Running water is also easier to find because it makes noise. Running water is also much cooler than standing water.
For all of these reasons, your cat prefers running water over still water.
So, what can you do?
Buy your cat a water fountain!
This way, you will still have a special place for her to drink but she also gets the advantages of the running water she is looking for.
My cats love their water fountains. In fact, I’ll post a link in the description to a couple that they prefer.
Go check them out and get one for your cat. I know they’ll love you even more for it!
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Does your cat drink from the faucet? Or do they prefer a fountain? Let me know in the comments!