Has anybody heard that this makes for a happier, healthier kitty?
Kitty is about 9 years old. With her and prior cats that I've loved, I've always had the food and water bowls next to each other.*
The other day I came home from work and found only the food dish on kitty's food bench. So I got out another water dish and put it next to her food, like always.
DD#2 said "No! I read on the internet that kitties are happier when their food and water are in separate places so I put her water dish over here."
I asked DD#2 to send me the site where she found that info, but of course
she's been busy and hasn't sent it to me yet.
I've done a google and it seems that this might be true. However, the sites that I've visited are mostly talking about the connecting-all-in-one food/water dishes where water might drip into the food or the food might spill into the water.
If anybody has any info concerning this topic, please enlighten me. I really don't want to think that I've been a bad kitty-mom because I've kept the water and food dishes next to each other for so many years, but I'm willing to change my ways if need be!
*I have a set of 6 glass dishes that are for kitty use only. I use two at a time, one is for water, another is for dry food. They are swapped out every couple of days or so and dishwasher cleaned. The dishes are far enough apart on kitty's food bench where there is no chance of cross contamination.