How many litter boxes should I have?
After researching the pros and cons of plastic versus ceramic versus stainless steel cat bowls, stainless steel is the clear winner. Unlike plastic and ceramic, bacteria from leftover food and saliva cannot enter stainless steel's hard surface, so stainless steel cat bowls are more sanitary. They are also more durable and easier to clean.
BUT, CHOOSE THE RIGHT STAINLESS STEEL BOWL
Quality of stainless steel cat bowls can vary dramatically. At a minimum, be sure to look into 1) the country where the cat bowl is manufactured, 2) the grade of stainless steel, and 3) whether the cat bowl is non-toxic. Also consider whether it prevents whisker fatigue and is dishwasher safe.
Follow this simple rule: one box per cat, plus one extra. So if you have two cats, you should have three boxes. Making sure everyone has their space can help ease elimination issues. Some owners prefer a hooded box, but some cats don't like them.
Should I get A Water Fountain for My Cat?
When it comes to drinking water cats can be somewhat picky, especially if their water bowl is placed next to their food as they prefer not to smell their food nearby. Cats also prefer to drink running water rather than still water or they may not like the temperature of the water. As a result of not drinking enough water many cats are prone to having kidney disease and urinary tract problems and so keeping your cat hydrated is important. This is where a cat water drinking fountain comes in place, they provide a consistent fresh flow of water for your cat.