Tips for Keeping Your Cat Hydrated
by Ian Germann
Cats are known for being independent creatures who like to do their own thing. However, when it comes to their health, it’s important for cat owners to take an active role in ensuring their feline friend is staying hydrated.
Dehydration can lead to a number of health issues in cats, including urinary tract infections, kidney problems, and even organ failure. In this article, we’ll share some tips for increasing your cat’s hydration to help keep them happy and healthy.
- Provide plenty of fresh water: The simplest and most effective way to ensure your cat stays hydrated is to provide them with fresh, clean water at all times. Cats can be fussy about the temperature and taste of their water, so make sure to change it daily and keep it at room temperature. Some cats prefer running water, so you may want to consider investing in a cat fountain.
- Wet food is better than dry food: Wet cat food contains a much higher moisture content than dry food, making it a better choice for keeping your cat hydrated. If your cat is used to eating dry food, you can gradually introduce wet food by mixing a small amount into their regular meal.
Evanger’s wet food for cats is not only super nutritious, with locally sourced ingredients, but their moisture contents are super high to help promote hydration. Their Hand Packed Catch Of The Day of Whole Sardines has a potential moisture content of up to 82%!
- Add water to your cat’s food: If your cat is a picky eater and won’t touch wet food, you can still increase their hydration by adding water to their dry food. This will not only make it more appealing to your cat but also help them stay hydrated.
- Consider bone broth: Bone broth is a nutrient-dense liquid made from simmering animal bones and connective tissue. It’s rich in minerals and amino acids, making it a great source of hydration for cats. You can make your own bone broth or purchase it from a pet store.
Evanger’s EVX Restricted: Controlled Magnesium Cat Food is a great choice for cat owners looking for a healthy bone broth meal. With ALLTECH® Acid Balance to support a healthy pH level and added taurine, cranberries and blueberries, this meaty meal is a great meal on it’s own, but is especially helpful for cats that need a higher moisture formula and controlled magnesium and phosphorus diet.
It’s important to prioritize your cat’s hydration to prevent health issues and ensure their overall well-being. By providing fresh water, wet food, adding water to their meals and offering bone broth, you can help your cat stay hydrated and healthy. Remember to consult with your veterinarian if you have any concerns about your cat’s hydration levels.
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