Your pet should have full access to fresh water at all times. A healthy pet will usually drink the amount of water they need. Clean and sanitize your pet’s water bowls often to minimize the growth of bacteria.
Some cats do not consume enough water due to accessibility or other factors. Since pets (cats especially) are often attracted to gentle “running water”, a pet water fountain may be a helpful option to encourage your pet to drink more water.
Always monitor how much water your pet consumes. Water is an essential nutrient, so it is beneficial for them to consume as much water as they want.
If your pet’s water consumption declines, be sure to notify your vet. Drastic changes in water consumption may be critical to observe as a potential indication of other health issues. Your veterinarian can answer specific health-related questions if necessary.