March 2008 Issue

Some Help for Busy Owners

Devices that provide your cat with food and fresh water all day can be helpful. Here's what to look for when choosing one.

Ann McGorty was having a problem getting her cat, Jesse, to drink enough water. Jesse ignored the bowls of fresh water that were strategically placed around the house, preferring instead to drink water from a drippy faucet. Thatís when McGorty had an idea. What if she could provide fresh, running water for Jesse all the time? "I thought it would be a novel idea to get an automatic waterer for my cat," the Santa Barbara, California, resident remembers. "Nothing else was working." McGorty went online and purchased an electric waterer that doubled as an attractive fountain. Most importantly, her cat was drinking more water. "Jesse now loves drinking water and finds the fountain very entertaining," she enthuses.

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