Top 12 Reasons Why Cats Follow Us to The Bathroom

If you’re a cat parent, then you’ve probably been there. A little paw trying to reach its way under the closed door. A furry spectator watching you shower. Yes, we’re talking about cats following you into the bathroom.

We all know everything a cat does is on their own terms. Unlike our canine friends, cats treasure eating alone, pooping alone, and sometimes sleeping alone. So why do cats choose to follow us to the bathroom? Is this odd behavior harmless, or is your cat trying to communicate something more?


From “normal” cat behavior to health concerns, let’s take a look at some of the reasons your cat follows you to the bathroom.

Why Do Cats Follow You Into The Bathroom?

If you feel like you always have a furry potty partner in the bathroom (I do!), you’re not alone. In fact, one British survey found that a third of survey takers allow their pets in the bathroom with them. Here are seven possible reasons your cat wants to join you in the commode.

12-Sink Reminds Cats To Bed:

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With just the right size for loitering and sunbathing, it is no wonder why many cats love lounging around in and on top of the sink. Sink’s round shape and coolness provide a cozy summer retreat from high temperatures, while in winter cats enjoy the warmth that radiates from the sink after long showers. Nothing grants them more pleasure than the thought that humans don’t quite approve this strange yet appealing habit of theirs. So, your cat is gambling on knowing you’ll never understand but will begrudgingly accept this fact as part of its charming lifestyle!

11-Cats Look For A Litter Box:


Having a shared space such as a bathroom to do their business can help your cat and you bond in ways beyond the quality time you’ve already spent. Cats are incredibly social and love having their own spot that’s suitable for cleaning themselves in peace or come relax next to you. If you have a litter box placed in your bathroom, it will not only normalize the environment for them but make them feel included in family activities. Furthermore, it’s important to keep the litter box away from heavily trafficked rooms such as living rooms and kitchens. This small gesture of respect towards cats can bring forth a special connection between pet owners and their furry friends.

10-Cats Look For Freshwater:

As a cat owner, you might have spent a considerable amount of time and money looking for the perfect water bowl for your feline companion. However, sometimes it seems like all your efforts are completely futile. No matter how fancy or high-quality the water bowl is, your cat simply prefers drinking water from the tap. While it can be frustrating, it’s important to realize that your stubbornness could lead to a dehydrated pet. As strange as it may seem, you might notice your kitty following you to the bathroom just to get fresh water from the faucet. And if you catch your cat licking the wet sink or tub after you use it, don’t freak out! Some cats enjoy doing that, and there’s no logical explanation for it. So, when it comes to providing fresh water for your kitty, sometimes you just have to accept defeat and let them drink from the tap.

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