Water Fountain For Cats

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Water Fountain For Cats:

Have you ever seen your cat trying to dig up the ground around her water bowl, prior to settling down for a good lapping? Or maybe she will only drink from the faucet in your bath? One of the main reasons for these interesting cat behaviors – if not the entire reason, I believe, is that cats much prefer for their drinking water to be moving.

Water Fountain For Cats

Cat Drinking From Faucet

Maybe it is a natural instinct that knows that running water is cleaner and fresher than still water. I don’t know, but have my suspicions and the fact remains that cats love to drink from running water.

As many of us now deny our cats access to the great outdoors, effectively removing their ability to satisfy these primal needs themselves, a lot of owners are finding benefits in providing water fountains for cats.

Nowadays, most owners are feeding their cats mostly on commercial food. One of the major problems with commercial foods (and there are many) is that cats are not getting enough water into their systems.

Cats are designed to get most of their fluid from the food that they eat, and because of this, felines do not have a high thirst drive. Considering that raw meat is around 70 – 80 % water, compared to around 10% water in dry food – it is easy to understand why commercially fed cats need to drink a lot more water than they naturally would.

And if you look at the bigger picture, not drinking enough water and being constantly in a state of low-level dehydration, is a significant factor in the development of health problems in cats. Most especially feline urinary tract problems. Anything you can do to encourage your cat to drink more water will help in prevention of urinary tract diseases, and sooth the symptoms of those currently suffering. The simple addition of one of the many drinking fountain for cats that are available may make a big difference to your cat’s overall health.

There is also just the simple enjoyment you can see a cat get from drinking from a water fountain. There must be some emotional sense of satisfaction in it for them too.

The Benefits Of Cat Water Fountains:

  • Cats are encouraged to drink more
  • Less chance of urinary tract problems
  • Cats are amused and entertained by drinking fountains
  • Bring a little of the outdoors inside for your indoor cat
  • Provide fresh, healthy water for when you are away from home

If you are considering purchasing one of the drinking fountain for cats there are a few points that you need to carefully consider before buying one. You need to know for started that any cat drinking fountain will require regular maintenance – they are not a set-and-forget type of appliance. They need to be cleaned and have the water replenished to ensure trouble-free running, and to ensure the water is safe for your cat to drink.

Some Features To Look For In Drinking Fountains For Cats:

  • Long lasting supply
  • Provide a safe water supply
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Easily accessed filters and supplies
  • Good guarantee
  • Long life expectancy with trouble free functioning

Below I have a selection of some of the water fountain for cats products that are on the market:

Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

The Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain:
  • Provides constant stream of water that encourages your pets to drink more
  • Patented 5-inch free-falling stream
  • Holds 50 ounces of flowing water
  • Replaceable charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odors
  • 11.4 x 9.1 x 7 inches
  • For use in the US only

Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain

The Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain:
  • Innovative watering system features patented 5-inch free-falling water stream
  • Holds 168 fluid ounces of water
  • Keeps your pet off counters and out of sinks and toilets
  • Includes reservoir, replaceable charcoal filter, snap-on lid, pre-filter, and submersible pump
  • 15.9 x 10.6 x 10.5 inches
  • For use in the US only

The Hagen Catit Cat Drinking Fountain

Hagen Catit Design Fresh Clear Cat Drinking Fountain:
  • Provides a continuous supply of fresh and clean drinking water
  • Large surface area adds oxygen to water: for fresher, tastier water
  • Multi-stage filtration absorbs water impurities
  • Lime green top with white base
  • Also suitable for small dogs
  • 8.2 x 8.2 x 6.8 inches
  • Can be shipped only within the U.S.

Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design

The Pioneer Pet Fountain

The Pioneer Pet Fountain – Raindrop Design:
  • Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to your pet
  • Replaceable charcoal filter for clean and pure, healthy water
  • Dishwasher safe, high grade stainless steel construction allows for easy cleaning
  • 60 oz capacity
  • Modern design compliments décor of any room
  • 11.5 x 9 x 4.5 inches
  • Can be shipped only within the U.S.

Pioneer Fountain Big Max- Stainless Steel

Pioneer Big Max Cat Fountain

Pioneer Big Max Cat Fountain In Stainless Steel:
  • Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to your pet
  • Replaceable charcoal filter for clean and pure, healthy water
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • 128 oz capacity
  • Modern design fits in any home décor
  • 13.5 x 12 x 4.5 inches
  • Can be shipped only within the U.S.

Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain Stainless Steel

The Drinkwell 360

Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain In Stainless Steel:
  • Provides constant stream of water that encourages your pets to drink more
  • Ideal for multiple-pet households
  • Replaceable charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odors
  • Includes 5 interchangeable spout rings and rubber feet that prevent sliding
  • For use in the US only

Drinkwell Ceramic Pagoda Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Ceramic Pagoda Cat Fountain

Drinkwell 70oz Ceramic Pagoda Cat Fountain:
  • The Pagoda Fountain offers 70 ounces of fresh, filtered water and the ceramic design is easy to clean and looks great in the home.
  • The dual patented free-falling streams aerate the water for freshness and encourages pets to drink more water, providing the best hydration solution for your pet.
  • 70 oz water capacity
  • Replaceable charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odors, keeping water fresh
  • Ceramic design is more Hygienic, easy to clean and looks great
  • Upper and lower dish provides two drinking areas for pets
  • Low-voltage 12 V system with submersible pump for safe and quiet operation

Pioneer Pet 6022 Ceramic Drinking Fountain, Raindrop Design

Pioneer Ceramic Drinking Fountain

Pioneer Ceramic Drinking Fountain:
  • Includes a replaceable charcoal filter for pure, healthy water
  • Heavy-duty ceramic construction is attractive and safer than plastic
  • Safe for dishwashers
  • Modern raindrop shape looks great
  • Holds up to 48 ounces, so you can fill it less often


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  1. Ollie November 4, 2011
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