Curious how to keep your cat hydrated during the hot summer months? We’re here to help facilitate that curiosity!
In fact – here’s a ‘Fun Fact’. Felines were originally desert animals; but this is something evolution did not evolve them past. They are still able to retain many of their hydration needs through their diet, often staying hydrated with little to no water needed.
That being said, sometimes food alone is not enough to help satiate a cat’s fluid levels. When this happens, dehydration can occur and must be prevented.
There are a variety of ways you can help your cat stay hydrated – and we’re here to help offer you suggestions on how to do so!
Causes of Dehydration in Cats
Although, as mentioned, cats can get a lot of the hydration from food; when it comes to dry kibble – there simply isn’t any moisture to be had in this dry cat food option.
However, in addition to food limitations, other reasons your cat may become dehydrated include:
- A hot dry environment
- An over-active cat, most often seen in kittens
- Lack of exposure to water
Signs Your Cat May be Dehydrated
According to pets.webmd.com some cat dehydration symptoms include:
- Lethargy or loss of energy
- Dry, tacky gums
- Sunken eyes
- Refusal to eat
If any of the above become a consistent theme in your cat’s daily behavior, it is wise to take them to a vet for professional care. If they are choosing not to eat or drink, getting to the root cause is imperative to help them.
Clearly preventative care is the best care of all, keeping your cat hydrated to ensure their quality of life is top-notch.
Ways to Keep Your Cat Hydrated
A hydrated cat is a happy cat, and there are some sure-fire ways to keep your feline hydrated, which include…
Fresh Clean Water
Keeping fresh clean water in an easily accessible and consistent spot will ensure your cat drinks at their leisure.
Wet Cat Food Over Dry
Although dry cat food is clearly the more affordable choice, wet cat foot can sneak in the added liquids your cat may be needing.
We understand that sometimes your cat’s dehydration can be due to a lack of appetite – which is something CBD can help tackle.
Loss of Appetite and CBD: Alternative Ways to Keep Your Cat Hydrated
In our blog post How to Keep Your Cat Healthy: CBD Oil for Cats we discuss that beyond CBD oil’s effective treatment for wounds, inflammation, anxiety, and pain, it can also help address:
- Loss of appetite
- Low Energy
- Joint pain
CBD OIL FOR CATS SALMON FLAVOUR. Will help address your cat’s health in a variety of ways, including loss of appetite. This high-quality CBD oil for cats will offer your pet a healthy addition to their daily meals.
CBD CAT TREATS WILD SALMON. Is another great alternative that provides a tasty CBD infused treat and can help stimulate their appetite. It comes from 100% organic Canadian hemp and is a truly delicious way to medicate your cat as needed.
Seeking natural cat food to help with your cat’s overall health and nutritional needs? Open Farm is a great option to check out. They offer a wet cat food menu within their Rustic Blend, delivering 100% human grade, 100% delicious. Made with ethically and sustainably sourced meat to give cats the moisture they need.
At Pawt4Paws, our aim is to provide our customers with natural ways to help their pets live a healthy, happy life. We love being part of the Canadian community of CBD providers, delivering third party tested products across the nation, helping facilitate and address a wide-variety of needs.
If you have any questions, or are looking for additional ways to help keep your cat hydrated, feel free to contact us.
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