How to keep a cat happy, vexing humanity from time immemorial. To keep a being happy you must first understand them. The only way to understand a subject is to study it, here is your quick guide to understanding your cats (almost). We’re still learning, so we did our best to break it down for you.
Cats descend from desert dwellers
Food and water bowls must be separated. Because in a desert environment food may contaminate water.
Why do cats love flowing water?
Think back to their desert ancestry-flowing water is less likely to be contaminated. While its fascinating for a simple minded human to watch a cat drinking flowing water, for a cat its instinct.
What is an obligate carnivore?
A being that derives nutrition only from consuming meat.
Milk, or a vegetarian diet do not meet the dietary needs of a cat. A vegetarian cat (an oxymoron) may not be starving, but are not happy. Fillers do not deliver nutrition to maintain a healthy system.
A low thirst drive, cats drink less water.
Like every other aspect of a cat, they must be cajoled and requested, to drink adequate amounts of water.
Happy cats have individual resources
Solitary by nature, they are not sharers. Individual litter boxes are essential, cats do not like to share litter boxes and trays.