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Why would my cat lick water out of the sink and bath tub over its water dish?

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hikergurl531

Cats do weird things you cant explain....take for example i have 2 cats that lick table legs and one of those cats likes to eat toilet paper and kleenex? What is the purpose of that? The other scratches the wall (declawed) by his food dish & likes to eat plastic. My cats are weirdly awesome..lol

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eliciamarie
hahaha. im pretty sure toilet paper and plastic only some in one flavor and cat food in many...but whatever makes them happy hey? haha
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My cat will drink out of a glass or cup of water that I am drinking if I don't watch her and if it is a tall glass she will put her paw in the glass, get it wet and then lick the water off of her paw. She also loves to chew on plastic bags. If I see her I stop her but sometimes I can tell she has some stuck in her mouth because she comes to me and is looking up and trying to get something off the roof of her mouth. She is a crazy wonderful kitty.
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I have had many problems with my dog try closing the toliet seat!

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his dish is not clean?

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My cat does this too, I just figured it is because it is the freshest water.

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That's what I think
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Me too.
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Thumbs up, please.
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bleeding_lullaby

My sister's cat does that too. Maybe it's the fascination of running water.

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eliciamarie

you cat just likes seeing how annoyed you get :)

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RBBDDB23

Cats do whatever they want. :/

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So true!
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Idk, i guess its different water. It wont hurt. At least your cats drinking.

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Pets are just plain crazy!! My dog doesn't really drink water like one would expect.....but if I take him on a walk and it's raining, he can't help but try and drink out of every puddle in his path. COOKOO!!

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Agreed! My dog, on a few occasions decided that she needed to be washed. While i was in the shower i turned around, looked down, and she was just sitting in the shower under the water!
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That is great!! I can picture the dog looking at you like " I'm not in here for my health, start washin!! "
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eliciamarie
haha yeah, last time she did it i just remember thinking 'NOOOOOOOOO!' because i had to go out and i couldnt not wash her.
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My husky loves puddles. She also tries to drink the mucky water that falls under her bowl for some reason.
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eliciamarie
haha grose!
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Pets are live in the moment all the time creatures, they think it and do it :)
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hikergurl531
My dog HATES the rain! He will do anything he can to avoid going out when it rains..and forget about going for a walk...he is dragging you to hurry up and get home..lol
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He does what it's owner does. J/K j/K I really don't know why.

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One of the many mysteries of our feline friends. (:

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Because it might not like the water in his or her bowl

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cat are just wanty be dogs!!!!!

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Right. There are SOME cats that are cool, but for the most part they are just little prisses that think they own the place. Dogs are always happy when you get home, and cats are just like " Oh, it's you "
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only orange cats are cool.. like that cat on the movie what ever his name is!! im not really a cat person...
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Puss'n'Boots, I think. I love dogs, I had two till last Friday, now I have one :(
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no garfield i think that his name
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Yeah, he's orange too. Gimme lasagna!!
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huh
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Dirty dish, or a dog has been drinking out of it and he/she feels it's contaminated, he smells something off with his water or he just likes the freshness of the faucet and the taste of the toilet water.

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Cats will be cats sometimes I think they like the cold fresh water other times I think they are just board

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Kitties are inexplicable.

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Cats like running water. You can buy cat bowls that make the water run, try that.

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Cat love fresh water over sitting water in a bowl.

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The running water is colder and fresher than stale water that has been sitting in a bowl. My sister has a fountain that is designed for cats who like running water. It is aerated and I think that might enhance the flavor.

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They like fresh water. The water in the sink is being replenished on regular basis. The water in their bowls likely is stale after 4 hours or so.

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My cat used to drink from the toilet. My vet advised that he A. Wanted fresh water, B. wanted colder water, C. wanted his water bowl cleaned. In my case it was because he wanted colder water.

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Cats do not like plastic containers. Also is the water fresh? Replaced daily? Bowl washed? I use a small inexpensive ceramic fountain for my cats to drink from.

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lots of cats like the fascination of running water and its probably the freshest coming right out of the tap

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My kitten does this too. Cats like running water. They sell dishes with a small fountain for under $40. Keeps the cat drinking and away from sink most of the time. My cat has figured out how to turn on the water in the sink. It's cute.

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Running water is much more interesting because it moves and makes noise. You don't need to buy a fancy bowl, putting a fish filter to keep the water running works to!

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Your cat would lick water out of the sink and bath tub over its water dish because it may become bored of the regular water dish, so it decides to look for fascinating ways of drinking water.
I hope this helps!

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they just like to investigate all my cats do that to

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maybe because ur cat wants running water or the water u give is not so clean like maybe u didnt clean it in a while

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I thought it was just my cat! oh my gosh! She drinks out of everywhere but her bowl, don't know why

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Cats like to have fresh clean water every day, and do what ever they please
to get it.

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The truth is very simple and will hopefully demystify this once and for all. Cats, just like humans, need something very special, SALT. Most shampoos, conditioners, and bar soap, as well as the human body, carry an abundance of this precious and hard to find in nature mineral. Once the cat has learned where it can get it, the memory will always be hard wired into its brain, much like how some african apes, such as the bonobo, will find natural salt reserves near a small body of water and retain the knowledge of its whereabouts for its entire life.
After consideration of this you will find that is is almost unfathomable that we humans would ever eat a meal without sodium. The same goes for every mammal on earth. They all crave salt. And wherever they can possibly get a taste, they will, including the bathtub floor. Remember, salt is also a very important vehicle for proteins and other vitamins to for even distribution in the blood. It is also important for retaining water to stave off dehydration.

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