Originally Posted by mybabybutters
Since my female cat was a baby, she's ALWAYS been spilling her water, I went online and made a little searched and the only thing I found was that sometimes water can have some chemicals that my cat would find offensive. So I right away I got her bottled water, but she still did it! so I went and even got her Penta water, BUT SHE STILL DOES IT! and what I notice is that when she is drinking the water, she scratches the floor...
what the heck is wrong with her?
I recently read an article that said a cats instinct to bury food kicks in whenever they can smell it but aren't eating it at that moment.
So, the article went on to say if the water dish is next to the food the smell can trigger their instinct, and their urge to bury actually sometimes stops them from drinking even when they are thirsty. Trying to bury the food may be what's spilling the water.
After reading the article I moved my cat's water to another room away from his food. The water stays clean long and never gets spilled anymore.