Friday, June 18, 2021

How To Increase Your Cat's Water Consumption


Cats are obligate carnivores and they do not have a strong thirst drive. In the wild, cats would not eat carbohydrates (like grains, potatoes or peas) that are in most cat foods (especially dry food.). Many cats are in a state of chronic mild dehydration. Dehydration can lead to kidney disease, chronic UTIs and bladder issues. An average-sized cat on a dry food diet needs to drink almost one cup of water every day. Raw and canned foods contain around 70% water, whereas dry kibble contains less than 10% water. By feeding a high-moisture diet, you can help your kitty meet their water needs and maintain optimal health. For more health tips click here.