House cats benefit by drinking more water, and even more so if they are eating a dry kibble diet. All cats need water and even though you might hear people say their cat never drinks water, we know this is not true and all cats need water. Even wild big cats intake water when eating their prey but they also seek out watering holes. You can help out your cats by setting up a watering hole for them in your own habitat.
Gracey loved her Drinkwell Fountain
Cats are Water Wizards
Water is essential to survival and land animals have evolved to meet their water needs in various ways. Some absorb water
through the skin, some extract water from the moisture in their food but most animals rely on drinking water to stay hydrated.
At first you might say, well of course animals drink water, but when you start to think about it, the simple act of drinking presents a challenge because fresh water is mostly a horizontal liquid surface in puddles, ponds, lakes and streams so animals must work against gravity to get the water up off the ground and into their mouths. This simple act of survival is actually a remarkable achievement.
It is physically impossible for a cat to suck.
Vertebrates (animals with backbones) use their tongue in two distinctly different ways. Vertebrates with complete cheeks, such as pigs, sheep, and horses, use suction to draw liquid upward and use their tongue to transport it into the mouth. However, vertebrates with incomplete cheeks, including most carnivores (cats are carnivores), are unable (after weaning) to seal their mouth cavity to create suction and therefore rely on their tongue to move water into the mouth. It is physically impossible for a cat to suck.
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After I displayed my first painting, A Cat Artist’s Interpretation of an Amur Tiger, that I created using my iPad and the Paint for Cats app by Hiccup, I could not believe the outpouring of support for my art.
I truly appreciate your kind words so I thought I would try to paint some more of the things that inspire me. This required a lot of thinking time and play time with my TipsyNip Tickle Pickle.
It took me quite some time to find the right color combinations to convey my interpretation of what inspired me and to then get the paint on the canvas. I sure hope you like my paintings too.
Welcome to The Tiniest Tiger’s Gallery!
Friends, my day started off a little rough. There was an issue with my drinking water. Sometime in the middle of the night, my primary water source became tainted. And no, not with fig tree dirt from my paws either. It was The Tiniest Tiger’s Drinking Water Crisis. My drinking water was not clean and fresh and I didn’t think it was safe. This was serious!!
On my usual habitat surveillance around about 3:03 am, I was stunned and seriously frightened by what I discovered in my fountain. After I jumped back in terror, I bolted to my secondary water supply located beside my chow bowl.
Friends, Happy Monday the 5th of July! Many of us are still on holiday so we hope you enjoy your day. Please remember to give your family members plenty of clean water to drink during these super hot days of summer. If you are traveling by car ~shiver~ make sure you take a bowl and some water for all family members to keep hydrated.
Even for those of us who prefer to stay inside water is very important. Not only for practicing our tiger imitations, but also for drinking.
Thank you everyone! Meow for Now!
This is the first video that I have ever made. I call it Gracey, The Tiniest Tiger Ahhhh Water! What do you think of my Drinkwell Water Fountain? I love drinking fresh water, don’t you?