How much should a cat drink?

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How much does a cat drink per day?

That's how much a cat drinks every day.

Cats drink less than dogs and humans, because of their origin. Read more about this in this article: »Why do cats drink little?The fact that cats naturally drink little does not mean that they do not need it!  A cat needs between 40-80 ml of water per kilogram of body weight. For example, a healthy 4 kg cat drinks about 200 ml of water daily.


What about dry food?

Dry food consists of about 7% moisture when it comes out of the bag. This number drops quickly once it is in the feeder. The cat therefore gets very little moisture from dry food. Since processing the dry food also costs moisture, we can assume that it even extracts moisture. Fresh water every day is an absolute must!


What about wet food?

Wet food consists of about 80% moisture. Part of this is added water and part moisture from the meat itself. If you give your cats wet food all day long, they should get enough. We recommend that you also offer fresh water at all times.


My cat drinks too much

It can also happen that your cat drinks too much. Do you regularly see your cat walking to the drinking bowl and does your cat drink more than the daily intake mentioned above? Then we advise you to go to the vet. Just like with too little fluid intake, too much fluid intake can cause nasty illnesses. There are several causes that can only be diagnosed by the doctor. The cat can suffer from a simple bladder infection, but also from more serious diseases such as kidney disease or diabetes.


My cat drinks too little

Does your cat eat dry food and drink little? We have put together 7 tips especially for you that will help your cat drink more. Read this article here.

Jisvy Djelân
A great passion in health for cats. He creates his distinctive character with an informative and simple writing style.