Buying a water fountain for your cat(s) has multiple benefits. CatAppy takes a look at some of the best models available in the market today.
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Compared to other animals, cats feel thirsty less frequently. Hence, it is essential to provide clean water sources at different places in the house to avoid dehydration in them.
Today, increasing number of families are opting to buy a water fountain for their cats, the prime reason being the reducing cases of dehydration and kidney-related diseases in cats due to these fountains. Water fountains provide continuous water supply that encourages your feline to drink large amounts of water every day. This not only helps decrease health issues in a cat, but is also a convenient option for the worried pet owner. The following are some of the top drinking fountains for cats.
Note – Prices are subject to change, and are not inclusive of any promotions or offers.
Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow Cat Water Fountain
Price: US $39.79
This water fountain has a charcoal filter that filters up to 3 liters of water. The design of the fountain is simple; water travels through the filter and is released through the upper part of the slide installed, falling in a rather quiet manner into the reservoir. The reservoir is also translucent in nature.
✦ The water filter, besides being easy to replace, gives an assurance of eliminating bacteria, thereby, protecting your cat from falling sick.
✦ The translucent reservoir makes it easy to gage the level of water, along with a valve that controls the flow of water without making any noise.
✦ It is made of plastic, and can be difficult to dismantle at times.
✦ The plastic body tends to get covered with dirt, and hence, is prone to the growth of bacteria.
✦ The filter can get a bit noisy, slowing down the force of water; especially when it gets clogged with cat hair.
Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain
Price: US $55.88
Having similar advantages as the Original Pet Fountain model from the same company, the Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain ups the quotient with a sleek, modern design suitable for felines of all ages. The fountain incorporates both the filter and reservoir, with changeable attachments or spout rings to choose the type of waterfall you desire or your cat enjoys. The integrated reservoir stores up to 3.8 liters of water. The fountain comes in two versions ― plastic and stainless steel.
✦ Perfect for homes with more than one cat.
✦ Water flow can be adjusted, with the pump making the least amount of noise.
✦ Easy to assemble.
✦ The reservoir is translucent; hence, it becomes difficult to estimate the level of water.
✦ Although not always, cleaning the fountain can be a tedious job. Furthermore, it needs to be cleaned weekly.
Pioneer Pet 6022 Ceramic or Stainless Steel Drinking Fountain, Raindrop Design
Price: US $49.95
One of the best charcoal filters in the market, this fountain is designed for continuous use. It has an adjustable pump that filters up to 1.7 liters of water. The model comes in a ceramic-and-stainless steel design, and is reported safe to be washed in a dishwasher. The fountain offers two places for your cats to drink water from ― a stationary pool, and an elevated one from where the water is constantly running.
✦ Stainless steel variety assures minimum bacterial occurrence, and hence, protects the cat from infections and acne.
✦ Both varieties are dishwasher-proof.
✦ Easy to clean.
✦ Pump can be a cause of concern, especially when the water level gets too low.
Hagen Catit Design Fresh & Clear Drinking Fountain
Price: US $39.99
With a dual function filter, this water fountain comes with a filtering process having multiple filtering stages. The fountain comes with a 3-liter capacity and a pool with a wide circumference (21 cm), that helps the cat in drinking plenty of water.
✦ The dual function filter helps in capturing and sifting dirt, sand-sized particles, cat hair, and other foreign particles.
✦ The carbon that is used in the filter reduces stale odor by absorbing impurities.
✦ Extremely quiet pump that makes gurgling noise only when it runs out of water.
✦ Reduces risks of urinary infections and kidney stones; recommended by vets.
✦ The plug is European; hence, the adapter and other apparatus (if any) can get bulky.
✦ Can be tough to clean.
Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Price: US $43.90
The modern look of this fountain is a major attraction among customers worldwide. Installed with a 5-liter integrated reservoir, the design also comes with a high-quality pump. It offers a free fall with a ramp and a pool that collects the flowing water.
✦ Water flow can by easily adjustable.
✦ High-quality pump and construction of the ramp diminishes the overall noise by reducing motor sound and splashing of water.
✦ Easy to dismantle and clean.
✦ The fountain is made of plastic; hence, some parts can be hard to clean.
✦ After cleaning, the water reservoir does not always fit perfectly in the track.
✦ The entire fountain is dishwasher-proof only when you place in the top rack of the dishwasher.
The aforementioned products were some of the top-rated models of world-famous brands. Buy the one that suits your requirements, and spread the happiness among your cats, today!