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Is there a way to prevent mold from forming in a cat's water bowl?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Lord Vader, Apr 29, 2013.

  1. AntAltMike

    AntAltMike Hall Of Fame

    Nov 20, 2004
    “I gave my cat a bath the other day...they love it. He sat there, he enjoyed it, it was fun for me. The fur would stick to my tongue, but other than that...”

    Steve Martin
  2. Lord Vader

    Lord Vader Supreme Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 20, 2004
    Galactic Empire
  3. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Apr 21, 2007
    Elizabeth, CO
    I have the same issue occasionally with my cat's Drinkwell and the bleach does work. Once the growth starts showing up I thoroughly scrub the bowl and all pieces including stripping the pump. I then fill the bowl with water and add 1/4 cup or so of bleach. Run the pump for a couple minutes and thoroughly rinse the bowl. by thoroughly i mean rinsing the bowl, filling it up, running the pump for 30 seconds, rinse again and repeat the steps 3 or 4 times. After this it will stay clean for several weeks with weekly washings.

    On a side note ceramic does not totally help, I have the ceramic Lotus bowl and the growth still appears on the plastic parts (pump, water tower, water pipes, etc)
  4. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    As mentioned above, I have seen cats and dogs drink astonishingly nasty 'water', even when good stuff was available.

    TOS won't even let me post what I saw the neighbors dog drink.


    BTW, never, ever, ever kiss a dog.
  5. jdh8668

    jdh8668 Legend

    Nov 7, 2007
    Animals will drink nasty water outside....but later yak all over the place. Not something you want inside your house.

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