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The amount of water a cat should drink should be about 2.5 times its daily intake of food. As an example, a cat should drink about 10 ounces of water if it eats four ounces of dry food in a day.


Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning that they must primarily eat meat. Cats have trouble digesting vegetables and should only be on a meat-based diet.


Pet cats eat commercial cat food that meets feline nutritional needs. This commercial food can be dry kibble that comes in a bag or wet food from a can or pouch. The diet can be supplemented with treats, which should compose only a small part of a cat's diet.


Cats, like humans, can develop lactose intolerance as they age. Some cats can tolerate milk, and some can't. Giving cats a small amount of milk, then watching for signs of lactose intolerance for 24 hours, determines whether or not they can have milk.


A dog laps water up into its mouth by flipping up the tip of its tongue to capture the water, then pulling the tongue back into its mouth. The mechanism used by dogs to lap up water is the same employed by cats, albeit in a comparatively messier manner.


Though the stereotype of feeding cats a saucer of milk may have influenced the way some humans feed the cats they encounter, adult cats actually cannot properly digest the lactose in dairy products such as milk and cream, making it a bad idea to let an adult cat drink m...


A person must drink water to survive. Up to 60 percent of an adult human’s body consists of water, and generally a person needs to drink 2 to 3 liters of water per day.