A tip for those who feed their cats dry food!

Cats do not control their water intake after water content in the food. Cats eating merely dry food will therefore consume less amounts of water compared to cats eating wet food, and the lower water intake increases the risk of bladder stones.

There are however ways of stimulating your cat to drink more! Avoid placing the water bowl close to the food bowl or the litter box, cats do not prefer to drink in the same area where they eat or use the toilet.

This behavior originates from the wild, since close-by water thereby might be contaminated. Running water is often popular, so a good idea is to invest in a water fountain and offer water in multiple places around the house, it will increase the chance of the cat drinking sufficient amounts of water.

To be completely sure your cat gets enough water, we recommend switching to wet food, which naturally contains high amounts of water. Or why not complement dry food with wet food – cats tend to like variations in the diet!