Ever since I became step-mom to Buddy the Cat, I have been concerned that he would not drink water from a bowl in the house, especially when we go anywhere for a day or so.
All the more mystifying when we have excellent well water???
Buddy will drink out of any old puddle outside. Hmmm.
Buddy will, in a pinch, drink from the bathroom sink tap if it is drizzling. He will drink a little condensed milk as a treat.
What can it be?
Puddle water vs house water?
Soft water vs hard water?
I scooped up some snow, let it melt and presented it to Buddy in a bowl. He sniffed the water and started lapping … and lapping… and lapping.
Cat’s often have kidney and urinary tract issues. I suppose the hard water has too many minerals for his system to handle.
And he can smell what is better for him! Amazing and what a relief to have figured it out!
What are the implications for humans?