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.
Most cats do not find the habit of drinking water necessary or pleasing enough, especially if it is still or standing water. Dehydration, characterized by excessive heart rate, loss of appetite, lethargy or depression, dry gums, and decrease in skin elasticity, may occur. Therefore, it is important to monitor your cat’s water intake.