Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: June 22, 2023 by Crystal Uys
Hydration is critical to keeping your cat healthy. Cats as a species don’t have a high thirst drive, and this can lead to chronic low-level dehydration if a cat is fed mostly dry food, which in turn, can lead to urinary tract and kidney problems. Proper hydration can help prevent urinary tract disease and promote healthy kidney function by flushing toxins.
The importance of proper hydration
A properly hydrated body will have an optimal balance of electrolytes, minerals and fluids. Water affects everything from transport and absorption of nutrients and digestion to circulation to maintenance of body temperature.
While water is just fine to provide proper hydration, it can be challenging to get cats to drink enough, especially when they’re not feeling well. Kittyrade is a tasty prebiotic drink that encourages reliable hydration in cats.
Kittyrade not only contains electrolytes to encourage fast hydration, but it also contains prebiotics and amino acids to support intestinal health and improved nutrition, plus taurine to support eye and heart health. It’s low in calories and fat and comes ready to drink. It is formulated by veterinarians and is completely free of gluten, grain, GMOs and artificial colors.
Putting Kittyrade to the test
First of all, how cute is the packaging? The bottle is easy to open. Kittyrade smells like chicken broth and has a slightly thicker consistency than bone broth.
Allegra was intrigued with the smell, but after a few initial licks, she didn’t show much interest. In all fairness, she also didn’t like the bone broth I gave Ruby toward the end of her life, when I was desperate to keep her hydrated. Ruby probably would have loved Kittyrade.
I think Kittyrade is a great way to ensure cats get adequate hydration, especially for those cats who tend to not drink a lot of water.
Kittyrade is available from Chewy. Kittyrade is also available from Amazon.
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.