Click here to learn more.
Pawing at, playing with or even splashing in a water dish is not as unusual for cats as you might think.
Though the conventional wisdom might dictate otherwise, some cats love water –– as long as it’s not aimed at them, as it is during a bath, and consider water a fun toy. They love its reflective surface and the way it splashes when they hit it.
However, most consider water less of a plaything than a dish best served fresh. To some cats, that means moving water is preferable to the sort that sits still in a dish for hours. So it is that some cats prefer to drink aerated water directly from the tap, a fountain or even the toilet.
Cats who splish their water before drinking may, in fact, be attempting to achieve a similar effect. If you cat engages in this oddly cute behavior, consider getting her one of those recirculating water fountains now commercially available for cats. At the very least, you should change the water in her bowl twice a day.
Like this article? Have a point of view to share? Let us know!
Thank you for subscribing to Petwire. Look for the latest newsletter each Wednesday.
No one is sure how Spice the kitten made
it from her home in Albuquerque, New
Mexico, to Portland, Maine.
You already know about the dangers of
chocolate, but how about unbaked bread
dough and toxic sugar substitutes?
Prepare for the big event on Thanksgiving
by taking a look at the Best in Show
winners of the last decade.
We’re sharing our favorite budget-friendly
gifts, from a custom smartphone cover to
the perfect dog treats for…
From bad breath to weight loss, our
veterinary oncologist reveals common
warning signs of cancer in dogs and cats.
Even the most well-behaved dogs can
test a host's hospitality. Follow our tips
so your pup's the perfect house guest.
The plus-size Maine Coon has an adorable chirping voice and gets along with everyone, even the family dog.
If the video doesn't start playing momentarily,
please install the latest version of Flash.
Thank you for subscribing.