Take a look at your cat right now. I bet they are just as comfortable as mine. My three are curled up on my bed, fast asleep, but only after making sure the comforter was rumpled enough to provide them with adequate comfort. Our pet cats today are domesticated and happy about it!
Seeing our cats as they are now makes it difficult to imagine where they came from, but for their long-term health, it’s important to remember that our cats’ ancestors were desert animals. I can’t look at my well-loved, and ummm, spoiled, felines and think of them surviving in a desert environment—but their ancestors thrived there.
Most animals in desert areas get most of their needed moisture from their food rather than from standing water. Getting moisture from their food also protected them from disease or poisoning should they drink from a dirty water source; like stagnant water in a puddle, for example.
Unfortunately, many domesticated cats don’t get enough water from their food. This can lead to significant health problems, including stones in the bladder and urinary tract. However, there are ways to increase your cat’s water intake and although your cat may not like all of these suggestions, she’s sure to like at least a few. Plus, a couple are just downright fun and you’ll enjoy them, too.