Dehydration in cats usually occurs when they cannot find a good water source and lose too much water in the meantime. If you have a stray kitten or an outdoor cat, they become dehydrated when they experience excessive water loss. Cats lose moisture by sweating through their paws.
We all know that cats hate water. Water possesses a texture that’s strange to them, it weighs down their fur, and they can’t control the water’s movement when they’re in it. As such, it’s common for cats to usually stay away from the liquid. But putting this habit aside, this is not something you should let your cat carry on with.