My cat spills water and plays at dipping its paws in it, how can I prevent it?
Hello everyone !
I'm writing to you again because I have a problem with my little cat Sacha :). He loooooooves playing with water! "Hey why won't I put my paws in this, and then, I'll tip my water bowl over, that could be fun".There is always a solution, so we bought a water fountain. No more worries! Well.. Until a few days ago. Now he does the same with the water fountain. "I dip my paws in my water fountain, oh, what if I suddenly wet the whole floor, by moving the fountain and spill the water." I can't take it anymore, and this is why I come to you for advice! But before you ask: yes he drinks normally, so no urinary problems, and when I tell him off: he runs away, only to come back when my back is turned.
Regardless of the age and the breed. Some cats love water, and unfortunately there isn't much to do except use a sturdy, heavy bowl so she doesn't knock it over. For the little paws who dip in the water, put a large napkin on the floor underneath the bowl so that your cat wipes his paws a little when he steps on it.
Telling him off is not the right thing to do, a cat needs to drink and won't understand why he's being told off for playing with water, he will think that he is not allowed to go so that's not good ...
Don't worry growing up he will play a little less with water, but I'm afraid his love for water will last a lifetime.
I had 2 Maine coons who loved water (very common with Maine Coons), when they were 5 years old, they played a little less with water, but as soon as the sunny days and the temperature was rising they would give their little paws baths. They would find any spot where there is water (including toilets), because they needed to cool down. As a result, we had set up "water spots" in our house and would make it fun for them. We would use the bathtub with floating toys or a basin in the garden. It was fun!
Personally I use ceramic bowls with a flat bottom and otherwise my cat drinks a lot from the dog's bowl which is fixed on an over-raised table (its more difficult for my cat to get its paws inside)
Your cat loves water that's for sure! The only solution to this problem is to put a small bassin of water in your garden. Above all, don't tell your cat off when he does that, because he won't understand, for him it's a very fun game, it's up to you to stop it with the solution I just gave you (hope it will work). Have a nice day ;) Keep me posted.
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