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Why do cats prefer to drink moving water?

Why do cats prefer to drink moving water?

Cats are very demanding pets when it comes to hygiene and care. One of the most important elements for your cat's health is the water he drinks. If you have ever observed your cat drinking, you may have noticed that it prefer to drink moving water rather than standing water. But why is this the case?

First, it's important to understand that cats are animals that evolved in environments where water was scarce and hard to find. They have therefore developed strategies to ensure that they have access to fresh, clean water at all times . One of these mechanisms is to prefer to drink moving water, which is generally cleaner and healthier than standing water.

When water sits in a container, it can become contaminated with bacteria and germs that can cause illness. Cats have a very sensitive immune system and can be very susceptible to infections from contaminated water. Drinking moving water, on the other hand, minimizes the risk of contamination, as the water is constantly renewed and filtered.

There is also a theory that cats prefer to drink moving water because it reminds them of the water they drank in nature. In their natural environment, cats feed mainly on prey and do not have access to large quantities of water.

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