Bad behavior with the water dish
by Melissa S.
I have an 18-month old cat who is constantly splashing the water out of her water dish. I can't get her to stop making a mess!!!
I tried a regular small dish that holds only a little bit of water refilling it often, a waterer that was really heavy and held a lot of water - she would splash out the water until it was empty enough that she could tip it over and spill out about a liter of water all over the floor. I currently have a recycling, filtered water bowl that acts like a fountain, and she still splashes the water everywhere.
At first I thought she was doing it because the water was getting dirty, but I clean the water bowl every day, none of the different water dishes discourage the splashing. Her water fetish is such a problem now that we had to move our beta fish bowl to a closed off room because she splashes water out of that, too, and the counters and floors are getting water damage. She does not splash in the toilets if the lid is left up. And I never see her in the sinks. Any thoughts?
Answer by KAte
well my first thought is I think you are just unlucky to have a cat who has a thing for water. I know my cats make a mess when eating and I have to clean up after them, they seem to like to drag their food from their bowl to the floor.
I really don't think there is much you can do apart from keeping the water level very low in a deep dish and make sure the dish is heavy enough that it cannot be easily tipped.
If anyone else here on the site has had a similar problem and has found a cure then I'm sure they will psot there own comments to you. I must admit i can only ever remember one other person asking me a similar question. So as i say you may be unlucky to have a cat with a rare issue with water.
best wishes kate
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