Why Is My Cat Drinking Out Of The Toilet?
A surprising lot of people ask ‘Why is my cat drinking out of the toilet’ and the answer is really simple. Your toilet exhibits moving water, which translates to an animal as fresh, safe water.
In the wild all animals seek flowing water because stagnant water can be lethal and animals in the wild are aware of this. Water attracts living organisms of all kinds and many of those organisms die and their remails become part of that body of water, along with the waste products of living organisms. This is what makes standing water dangerous. It is filled with bacteria that naturally occur where there are decaying organisms and organic waste.
Cats are smart and this is why cats drink out of toilets, if they don’t have access to another source of moving water, such as a cat fountain.
Cats Need Moving Water
And a high quality ceramic cat fountain is the best, safest, cleanest possible way to give it to them.
So, is this ok for your cat to be drinking from the toilet? Generally it is considered not unsafe so long as the toilet is kept clean and flushed regularly but it is offputting and not really a good idea, if only because of the cleaning agents your cat may be consuming along with the water. So, what to do?
Two things are all that will be required. Close the lid on the toilet and get your cat a healthful, ceramic cat fountain.
The information provided by this link tells some of the story but by no means all. The solution is not to put down fresh water when you feed your cat, because for one thing you shouldn’t place your cats’ water with their food (which this implies doing). Veterinarians say that having a cats food near his water can put him off drinking due to the food smells.
Your cats’ water source doesn’t need cleaning every day if the water is constantly being circulated through a filtration system, as is the case with most cat water fountains – and if it is made of quality materials without a lot of crevices, which is not the case with most cat fountains.
The real reason not to put our cats’ food and water together is very similar to why our cats crave moving water – ingrained habit. In the wild, cats don’t keep their food and water together because the food can contaminate the water. Cats are hard-wired to seek moving water and to keep their food and water separate.