Some of the biggest health issues facing our feline friends can be directly attributed to the lack of moisture in many cats’ diets. Cats don’t love to drink still water, and often won’t hunt down the clear stuff at all, so they are prone to issues like crystals and urinary tract infections. Not having enough moisture means they don’t have enough to break up and flush out mineral deposits. You’ll see signs of this in frequent or seemingly uncomfortable urination, straining, blood in their urine or stinky pee.
So what do you need to do to help fix this issue?
- More moisture in their food. Choose a frozen raw food or a wet food (pouch or can) that comes with a broth, gravy or consommé surrounding the protein.
- Moisten dry, dehydrated or freeze-dried food. Start today and work up to significantly more moisture, if you’re strictly feeding kibble. Add at least one wet meal a day to your feline’s diet.
- Have constant fresh water or a recycling fountain system like the Pioneer Raindrop system. They tend to prefer running water, so this is a great option.