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Where does your cat drink water from?????

post #1 of 28
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For as long as we have had Hades he will not drink out of his water bowl, he will drink out of our dogs Baxter and Zsa Zsa's water bowl instead and he will drink from the toilet we have to close the lid on it to keep him from it. So I was just wondering what your cat drinks from.
post #2 of 28
LOL same here! I use to leave a small ceramic water bowl out for Maggie who never drank from it but headed straight for my dog Auggies BIG water bowl. (huge dog) It was like "no fair, she gets a big bowl and I only get a small one" I just have 1 water bowl now and they take turns. Although, I have it in the kitchen and when the dog comes to drink, Maggie jumps on the chair seat and pets the dogs back the whole time
Having a few cats years ago taught me to keep toilet lids closed at all times
post #3 of 28
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Originally Posted by lil maggie View Post
LOL same here! I use to leave a small ceramic water bowl out for Maggie who never drank from it but headed straight for my dog Auggies BIG water bowl. (huge dog) It was like "no fair, she gets a big bowl and I only get a small one" I just have 1 water bowl now and they take turns. Although, I have it in the kitchen and when the dog comes to drink, Maggie jumps on the chair seat and pets the dogs back the whole time
Having a few cats years ago taught me to keep toilet lids closed at all times
Lol, how cute that she rubs his back the whole time. Thats so sweet how dogs and cats can get along, right? Zsa Zsa and Hades are best friends, they play day and night, lol.
post #4 of 28
I think it's fantastic how dogs and cats can get along. When Auggie has been bad and I tell her NO, Maggie gets upset and goes to the dog and will either lay with her while the dog pouts or holds the dogs face with her paws and puts her nose on her like a kiss. It is so cute and I forget why I even told the dog no

I love your furbabies names
post #5 of 28
I have two water dishes out for the cats, but they seem to have a definite preference for my water. I can't leave a glass of water sitting out anywhere, especially if it has ice it in. I finally put a small glass on the floor by my computer desk. They do drink out of it, but then come back for mine as well.
post #6 of 28
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I think it's fantastic how dogs and cats can get along. When Auggie has been bad and I tell her NO, Maggie gets upset and goes to the dog and will either lay with her while the dog pouts or holds the dogs face with her paws and puts her nose on her like a kiss. It is so cute and I forget why I even told the dog no

I love your furbabies names
Lol, thank you I'm all about picking names!
Yeah Zsa Zsa is the same way she protects her Hades always, hahaha.
post #7 of 28
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I have two water dishes out for the cats, but they seem to have a definite preference for my water. I can't leave a glass of water sitting out anywhere, especially if it has ice it in. I finally put a small glass on the floor by my computer desk. They do drink out of it, but then come back for mine as well.
I'll have to try leaving him out a glass of water but I don't know if he'll go for it cause he knows thats our stuff, lol.
post #8 of 28
Ally drinks from the sink as well as her water feeder and as of today, the new Petmate Freshflow I bought her and Ollie.

Ollie drinks from the feeder, sink, Freshflow, and until I caught him in the act and now close the lid - recently he was drinking from the toilet.
post #9 of 28
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I'll have to try leaving him out a glass of water but I don't know if he'll go for it cause he knows thats our stuff, lol.
I think that's why they like it, just because they know it's mine.
post #10 of 28
Beau likes to drink from any water source, be it the sink, faucet, our glasses, puddles on the floor, his water fountain etc. He really loves our cups and glasses and the fountain the most though. He will stick his head down the glass to try to drink, and when he can't reach the water, he'll stick his paw in to get it. He likes to chew on the straws that we use in the glasses. Looks almost like he's drinking from the straw. He'll even lick the condensation off the glass if I don't let him poke his head into the top of it.
post #11 of 28
Mine have 2 fountains and a few bowls of water, they seem to drink from them all.
post #12 of 28
Callie has a Drinkwell that she used to drink from all the time. Now, however, she prefers drinking from, in no particular order: the coffee mug (for water only) on the bathroom counter, my bathroom glass, if left on the counter, the sink in the bathroom (with her butt sticking up in the air ), any glass sitting on the computer desk (esp. if it has milk in it), one of the 2 other water dishes assigned for their drinking enjoyment. Hannah drinks from: one of the 2 water dishes or the coffee cup on the bathroom counter. She also likes to jump in the bathtub after I've finished showering and lick the water up.
post #13 of 28
I don't really have any dedicated cat water spots their just animal water bowls, they all share... dogs & cats ... we have a fountain as well as other more standard type bowls placed throughout the house.
post #14 of 28
My older cat will only drink out of a tall plastic cup. My little one will drink out of it and the dog's Drinkwell, but often times I find her in the bathtub waiting for me to turn it on.
post #15 of 28
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Beau likes to drink from any water source, be it the sink, faucet, our glasses, puddles on the floor, his water fountain etc. He really loves our cups and glasses and the fountain the most though. He will stick his head down the glass to try to drink, and when he can't reach the water, he'll stick his paw in to get it. He likes to chew on the straws that we use in the glasses. Looks almost like he's drinking from the straw. He'll even lick the condensation off the glass if I don't let him poke his head into the top of it.
Beau and my Hank sound like the same cat!! He will even try and drink from our water cooler.

Morgan likes toilet water and her dish water, Luna only likes water from her dish and Hank... well Hank is a whole other store. He loves the water that pools up around the bathtub drain... which is why we close the bathroom door.
post #16 of 28
Sunny has always tipped his water dish over and made a huge mess with it. He now has his water dish in bathtub since he spends most of his time in there anyway. He still doesn't drink from his dish (only rarely), he prefers to drink from the faucet of running water (I always leave it dripping for him).
post #17 of 28
She has two plastic containers (just basic Rubbermaid food containers), one for food, one for water. The basement is kind of her home for now, though she roams throughout the house. I keep them in the bathroom down there (no one is currently using the bathroom). I've used the same containers for her for years - I should probably get something else because the water dish gets filmy from water deposits and is kind of gross. I've not been so good about cleaning it out with soap and water regularly. This is all sort of a makeshift thing... I came back to live with my parents when I moved back to town. It was to be temporary, but now it's been two years. I'm finally getting the income together and can't wait to get out into my own place again (to be shared with Maisey of course)! I want to get new food&water containers - maybe aluminum or steel. All of the talk about plastics and chemicals leeching into drinking water has me wanting to get away from plastics for her water dish (though I don't think it's the same kind of plastic as these containers, but still...). They'd probably be easier to clean, too. Of course, moving in town, I probably wouldn't have the same problem with build-up since I'd have softer water (we have water filters, but I don't think they make much difference).
post #18 of 28
Ohki used to always bug me to turn the faucet for her, so I got a Drinkwell. She loves drinking from the stream of water. Vivi also uses the Drinkwell, but from the bowl of it. Edea prefers the bowl of water we keep on the ground for the dogs.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by GoldyCat View Post
I have two water dishes out for the cats, but they seem to have a definite preference for my water. I can't leave a glass of water sitting out anywhere, especially if it has ice it in. I finally put a small glass on the floor by my computer desk. They do drink out of it, but then come back for mine as well.
I always bring a glass of water to bed, and found that Genever was drinking out of it, so now I bring her a glass of water too when I go to bed, and she'll sit on the bed near my head and drink out of her glass instead of standing on the night table and drinking out of mine. But she also drinks out of her actual water bowl too.
post #20 of 28
Herbie and Mango drink out of their water feeder, but Herbie likes to drink out of the kiddie pool in the backyard and so does Mango.Mango also drinks out of the toilet.My parents keep their water feeder with fresh clean water, but if the cats are outside, they will drink out of the kiddie pool or if they are upstairs, they would drink out of the toilet.The house is a four level split.
post #21 of 28
Does anyone elses cat drink out of their aquarium? My two are always up on my 29 gallon trying to sneak drinks. It makes me glad I keep my water clean and filtered.
post #22 of 28
Mine are both totally different. I never saw Jasper drink standing water except bits that had collected in the garden or the toilet bowl, every morning he would eat his breakfast then jump up on the kitchen sink and start yowling at me to turn the tap on! He did that for years until Delilah came along and sort of learnt from her to drink from his water bowl, but he only did that for about a week before he went back to his old tricks.
De is the one that would rather drink out of our glasses or her bowl, but she prefers it to have been standing a while (our water smells very chemically...i tihnk it has lots of fluoride in it).
post #23 of 28
My dear Skunk is very similar to everyone else..at times he will still drink from the bowl...yet..it seems as if when he gets into one of his 'moods' he'll drink only from the sink

Plus yes I have woken up at a night and caught Skunk drinking from the toilet. You are not alone in the oddness our cats seem to have
post #24 of 28
My cats drink from where ever is convenient lol. Usually it is from my glass of water, when I am not looking
post #25 of 28
I have a petmate water fountain that both of mine use. Prior to that it was a ceramic bowl or the bathroom sink or a glass.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by ilovemyhades View Post
For as long as we have had Hades he will not drink out of his water bowl, he will drink out of our dogs Baxter and Zsa Zsa's water bowl instead and he will drink from the toilet we have to close the lid on it to keep him from it. So I was just wondering what your cat drinks from.
Hi,


where is his water bowl? Directly next to his food bowl? If yes this may be your answer as to why he doesn't use it so much , a water bowl shouldn't be placed next to the food bowl if this can be avoided. Or the bowl is too narrow for him, so that his whiskers touch the sides when he's drinking. Or he'd brefer stale water that's afew days old.

My cats prefer to use a vase which is ca. 30 cm high and allows them to drink without having to lower their heads . They also like to drink out of the 2-3 bowls we've placed in the garden, so this would be rain water or tap water, depending on the weather.

They usually drink 3-4 times a day, and yes- the kidney function is OK, we had a blood screening done two weeks ago Why all of our cats drink so much I really don't know, as many people seem to say that their cats hardly drink.


regards,

christine
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by maiseycat View Post
I've used the same containers for her for years - I should probably get something else because the water dish gets filmy from water deposits and is kind of gross. I've not been so good about cleaning it out with soap and water regularly.
You need to be more vigilant for your cat's health. Bacteria rapidly grows and you can really make your cat sick by not cleaning out her water dish like that.
post #28 of 28
Poppy has a cat drinking fountain in the basement, a stainless steel bowl by his food and another stainless steel bowl in my bedroom.
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