Water Storage for Pets: How Much?

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    Jenny
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    How much water (per day) do animals require?

    I have four cats and am trying to figure out how much water to store for them.

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    ReadyMom
    Moderator

    Strange title for this article I found, but helpful info about pets & their drinking water needs:

    Can Your Dog Overdose on This Daily Essential?
    https://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2016/08/13/pet-dehydration.aspx

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    dmwalsh568
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    Wife and I only have two cats, but we put out a 2-quart dish of water each morning for them and I can never tell that any of it has been used. Technically I could weigh the water in the morning just before replacing it with fresh and noting how much was used/lost over the past day, but my plan for SHTF water conservation is to use a small dish and put a fraction of what we normally do, and watch it to see if I need to add more. Don’t want to skimp on their water, but no need to waste it either…

    Ah, found an article that goes into the topic in great detail:
    https://www.preventivevet.com/cats/how-much-water-cats-need-tips-for-preventing-dehydration

    Looks like an average 10 pound cat needs 7 to 9 ounces of water, adjust based on the weight of your cats. But remember if they are eating wet cat food, then they get a lot of water just from that!

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