If your cats are like mine, they’re very fussy about their water. In fact, two of mine prefer drinking from a running tap rather than a standard water bowl. It’s not always convenient to play “kitty bartender” at the bathroom or sink, but thankfully the Torus water bowl offers my cats an option.
I had a chance to review the Torus pet water bowl with my five fussy felines. At first I wasn’t sure how they would react, since they’re used to large standard water bowls, which they share with the dog. I decided to put the Torus bowl up on the counter where I feed them to ensure the kitties were the ones reviewing it without dog interference.
Torus pet water bowls have two main features that stood out to me. First. they’re self filling, meaning you don’t have to worry about filling them as often. They refill themselves from the built-in water reservoir. Second, they filter the water with easy to install filters that you change each month. I thought that might be an attractant for my fussy cats.
I put the Torus water bowl in place, not knowing what to expect. I thought the cats might ignore it, since they’d have to jump up on the counter to get to it as opposed to simply drinking from the water bowl on the ground. Imagine my surprise when I saw my oldest cat drinking from it. She’s one of the two that prefers tap water, and being elderly, it’s a little harder for her to jump up. Obvious, the water in the Torus bowl was worth the extra effort for her.
I noticed that I had to refill the Torus pet water bowl more often than I thought I would, which showed that it was getting lots of use among my five cats. Usually they were stealthy about it, but then I caught the others drinking from it at separate times. They’ve had it for a few weeks now, and they’re still passing by the regular water bowl and making the extra effort to jump on the counter to drink from it.
I’m glad that the Torus seems to be enticing my cats to drink more water. One of my older cats, Stitch, only eats dry food, and he had an almost fatal problem with a urinary blockage a few years ago. I’m happy about anything that encourages him to keep himself hydrated.
Torus makes larger bowls for dogs, too. I can’t say how Bolt would feel about filtered water, since he can’t get to the cats’ bowl. However, I can personally attest that it’s a big draw for felines. I used to have a cat who was so fussy about water that I actually had a plug-in fountain for him, which was messy and kind of a pain. I wish the Torus had been around at that time, as I suspect it would have offered a much easier solution.