How much water does my pet need?

Your pet should have free access to clean, fresh water at all times. In general, pets require 2 to 3 times water than their food intake (i.e. if they consume 1 cup of food, they will need 2 to 3 cups of water). Their needs will depend on their environment, health, exercise and individual characteristics. Most pets will consume their water as needed, however some cats need special encouragement to ensure they intake enough water to maintain healthy urinary tracts. Using different bowls or fountains can encourage your cat to drink more water.

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