The average domestic cat spends five hours every day grooming itself. If its hair becomes wet, its coat becomes very heavy, which makes them slower to move. Instinctually, this makes them easy prey for any predator.
Typically, if your cat needs water, it seeks water one way or another. That’s why we recommend keeping water bowls in every room of the house. But, if you see that your cat is staying away from water, and has done so for a while now, here are some reasons:
Water for cats doesn’t come from a water bowl alone. Kittens get their water from wet food as well as freshwater. They also require a special water source. You can’t give a kitten simple tap water and expect it to stay happy and satisfied.