Cat Bowls and Feeders
Cat Bowls and Feeders
Hydration is one of the most important health-related and nutritional needs, without proper water in their bodies, such can cause an abundance of health related ailments that later in life can also become quite costly however, when cats are properly hydrated water actually helps provide much needed nourishment to their cells and can undoubtedly assist with increasing their overall life expectancy. Cats like humans require a specific amount of hydration both based off their weight and age and further, regardless of their age, cats that are active always need electrolytes to replenish the calories that are constantly burned off with movement or activity. While there are numerous Cat Activity Monitors and Trackers that are designed to properly monitor their sleep and rest intervals, as owners we need to keep track of how much they drink. There are rule of thumbs and there are veterinarians that can suggest what their proper water intakes should be, that all varies depending on their lifestyle, age, and their dietary restrictions whether they're diabetic and so on and so forth. Check out this article about the importance of hydration in cats.
There are various types of Cat Bowls and Feeders that exist today on the market, such as digital pet bowls that are designed to weigh their food - a necessity for diabetic cat owners that require proper food portions - with digital built-in scales that displays food weight in grams, ounces and pounds, and there are bowls that are both raised and tilted that provide less neck-stress when reaching over to both eat and drink. Cat bowls are available in all types of shapes, sizes and materials that range from melamine, to plastic and acrylic to those that are metal and those that are designed to compliment both your home and work space. They're all a matter of preference and most bowls for cats are also great when used as dog bowls as they're typically universal.
If you're looking to stay on top of your cats hydration consumption we would highly recommend shopping for Cat Fountains. Fountains that are designed for cats provide constant running water and many are even carbonated or filtered which today is considered to be an essential due to the amount of harmful chemicals found in tap water in just about every country and provide a need that is just as important as hydration alone. Filtered Cat Fountains are usually comprised of carbonated charcoal, resins and sponges that assist with the elimination of hundreds of chemicals that are usually invisible to the eye and many states even require registration for those that are purchased for humans to ensure that such claims for chemical removal is properly registered with each and every state in the United States. Most countries don't have access to clean water and even bottled water we purchase over the counter or in grocery stores are known to contained decreased levels of contamination, however the cleaner the water is that we put into our bodies the healthier of course. Cat's also love and are known to be attracted to running water and cats are known to drink or consume more water when in a constant flow form. Aside for those that are electronically controlled there are also filtered cat water feeders that are handheld and great for when you're on-the-go or walking about the park.
Not only are cat fountains a fantastic option due to the aforementioned reasons, but many fountains for cats designed today have motion sensors and are extremely easy to re-fill with water and they also feature motion sensors that turn on as cats approach saving lots of power electricity and further features sensors that light up alarming users when to even replace their water or filter cartridges that can last from 30 - 90 days depending on their usage.
Now lets talk about Cat Feeders, there are thousands of various types of cat feeders that are around on the market today and like cat bowls, feeders for cats are mostly electronically controlled and operated and they range from those that are more manually electronic such as those that release food at the press of a button, to those with actual digital timers that release your determined food portions to your cat at specific dates and times. For those that are great with technology and want to take their feedings to the next level we recommend you checking out WiFi and Bluetooth enabled smart feeders for dogs and cats such as the PETKIT Element smart feeder. These cool devices are designed to release food from your smart phone and some even have cameras, speakers and microphones so you can chat with your feline or listen to them say meow or bark. There are also smart feeders that are so large in size that they double as food storage device that keeps food fresh for up to an entire year.
Regardless of your decision it's always a great idea to speak with your local veterinarian regarding their proper cat food intake and that includes letting them know what type of cat or dog treats are necessary to consume and how much water and hydration they need. Since technology is constantly evolving many smart pet devices are lesser in price as they roll out newer styles of devices and bowls therefore you can definitely scoop those up at an aggressive price point without making a dent at the bank.