25 Best Cat Water Fountains (2019): Buyer’s Guide and Unbiased Reviews

Are you on a quest to find the best cat water fountains?

Then you’re in the right place. Because I have done the hard work for you and have reviewed dozens of models to bring you the best cat water fountains.

In addition, I will introduce the following related topics.

  • Product Details (Including advantages and disadvantages) 
  • Benefits of a Cat Water Fountain
  • Cat Water Fountains Buyer’s Guide
  • Getting Your Cat to Drink More Water (Video)
  • Signs That Your Cat Will Love a Water Fountain
  • Simple Steps for Cleaning Your Cat’s Water Fountain

I will also answer some common questions.

  • What Can You Do with a Cat Water Fountain?
  • How Much Water Does My Feline Friend Need?
  • What Makes a Great Cat Drinking Fountain?
  • How Often Should the Water Be Changed?

Without further ado, let’s begin!

Best Cat Water Fountains Comparison Table

Product
Editor’s Choice: Best Plastic Automatic Cat Water Fountain
PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 168 oz.
PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.
Low-budget Choice
Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer with Microban Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes
Best Stainless Steel Cat Water Fountain
Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design
Best Cat Flower Water Fountain
Catit Flower Fountain: 3L Cat Water Fountain with Triple-Action Filter
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PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 168 oz.
PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.
Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer with Microban Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes
Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design
Catit Flower Fountain: 3L Cat Water Fountain with Triple-Action Filter
Price
from $35.96
from $27.96
from $7.15
from $35.79
$26.99
Our Rating
Editor’s Choice: Best Plastic Automatic Cat Water Fountain
Product
PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 168 oz.
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PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 168 oz.
Price
from $35.96
Our Rating
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PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.
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PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.
Price
from $27.96
Our Rating
Low-budget Choice
Product
Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer with Microban Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes
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Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer with Microban Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes
Price
from $7.15
Our Rating
Best Stainless Steel Cat Water Fountain
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Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design
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Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design
Price
from $35.79
Our Rating
Best Cat Flower Water Fountain
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Catit Flower Fountain: 3L Cat Water Fountain with Triple-Action Filter
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Catit Flower Fountain: 3L Cat Water Fountain with Triple-Action Filter
Price
$26.99
Our Rating
Product
Best Cat Water Bowl Fountain
Petmate Pet Cafe Waterer Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes, 3 GAL, Pearl Tan
Quiet Cat Water Fountain
Cat Mate Pet Fountain - 70 Fluid Oz.
Best Gravity-Run Cat Fountain
PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station, Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl, Medium, 128 oz.
PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Water Fountain, Filtered Water for Dogs and Cats, BPA-Free Plastic, 128 oz. Water...
Best Multi-Pet Cat Fountain
PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Fountain - Filtered Water - 128 oz. Water Capacity
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Petmate Pet Cafe Waterer Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes, 3 GAL, Pearl Tan
Cat Mate Pet Fountain - 70 Fluid Oz.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station, Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl, Medium, 128 oz.
PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Water Fountain, Filtered Water for Dogs and Cats, BPA-Free Plastic, 128 oz. Water...
PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Fountain - Filtered Water - 128 oz. Water Capacity
Price
from $21.63
from $40.05
from $16.95
$41.95
$69.95
Our Rating
Best Cat Water Bowl Fountain
Product
Petmate Pet Cafe Waterer Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes, 3 GAL, Pearl Tan
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Petmate Pet Cafe Waterer Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes, 3 GAL, Pearl Tan
Price
from $21.63
Our Rating
Quiet Cat Water Fountain
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Cat Mate Pet Fountain - 70 Fluid Oz.
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Cat Mate Pet Fountain - 70 Fluid Oz.
Price
from $40.05
Our Rating
Best Gravity-Run Cat Fountain
Product
PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station, Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl, Medium, 128 oz.
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PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station, Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl, Medium, 128 oz.
Price
from $16.95
Our Rating
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PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Water Fountain, Filtered Water for Dogs and Cats, BPA-Free Plastic, 128 oz. Water...
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PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Water Fountain, Filtered Water for Dogs and Cats, BPA-Free Plastic, 128 oz. Water...
Price
$41.95
Our Rating
Best Multi-Pet Cat Fountain
Product
PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Fountain - Filtered Water - 128 oz. Water Capacity
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PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Fountain - Filtered Water - 128 oz. Water Capacity
Price
$69.95
Our Rating
Product
Professional's Choice
PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain, White, 70 oz.
Best Electric Cat Water Fountain
PetSafe Drinkwell Multi-Tier Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 100 oz. Water...
Catit Design Senses Fountain with Water Softening Cartridge, 3L
Pioneer Fountain Big Max- Stainless Steel 128oz
Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
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PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain, White, 70 oz.
PetSafe Drinkwell Multi-Tier Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 100 oz. Water...
Catit Design Senses Fountain with Water Softening Cartridge, 3L
Pioneer Fountain Big Max- Stainless Steel 128oz
Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
Price
from $76.45
$29.95
$17.43
from $83.32
from $41.63
Our Rating
Professional's Choice
Product
PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain, White, 70 oz.
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PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain, White, 70 oz.
Price
from $76.45
Our Rating
Best Electric Cat Water Fountain
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PetSafe Drinkwell Multi-Tier Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 100 oz. Water...
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PetSafe Drinkwell Multi-Tier Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 100 oz. Water...
Price
$29.95
Our Rating
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Catit Design Senses Fountain with Water Softening Cartridge, 3L
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Catit Design Senses Fountain with Water Softening Cartridge, 3L
Price
$17.43
Our Rating
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Pioneer Fountain Big Max- Stainless Steel 128oz
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Pioneer Fountain Big Max- Stainless Steel 128oz
Price
from $83.32
Our Rating
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Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
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Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
Price
from $41.63
Our Rating
Product
Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow Dog and Cat Water Fountain 3 Sizes
Bergan Petite Gourmet 1.5 Gallon Waterer
Pioneer Pet Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
Best Ceramic Cat Water Fountain
Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Fountain for Pets
PetSafe Drinkwell Zen Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Pet Drinking Fountain, 128 oz. Water...
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Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow Dog and Cat Water Fountain 3 Sizes
Bergan Petite Gourmet 1.5 Gallon Waterer
Pioneer Pet Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Fountain for Pets
PetSafe Drinkwell Zen Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Pet Drinking Fountain, 128 oz. Water...
Price
$16.86
$15.99
from $66.87
from $63.96
$51.95
Our Rating
Product
Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow Dog and Cat Water Fountain 3 Sizes
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Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow Dog and Cat Water Fountain 3 Sizes
Price
$16.86
Our Rating
Product
Bergan Petite Gourmet 1.5 Gallon Waterer
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Bergan Petite Gourmet 1.5 Gallon Waterer
Price
$15.99
Our Rating
Product
Pioneer Pet Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
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Pioneer Pet Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
Price
from $66.87
Our Rating
Best Ceramic Cat Water Fountain
Product
Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Fountain for Pets
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Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Fountain for Pets
Price
from $63.96
Our Rating
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PetSafe Drinkwell Zen Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Pet Drinking Fountain, 128 oz. Water...
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PetSafe Drinkwell Zen Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Pet Drinking Fountain, 128 oz. Water...
Price
$51.95
Our Rating
Product
Portable Cat Water Bowl Fountain
Heininger Clear Large 3059 PortablePET Waterboy Travel Water Bowl for Pets
isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and...
Catit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel Top Drinking Fountain, 64 fl. oz.
Uniclife Pet Water Fountain,LED Light Cat Water Drinking Bowl,Small Dog Self Feeding BPA Free Plastic...
PetSafe Current Pet Water Fountain, Circulating Drinking Fountain for Cats and Dogs, Small, Purple, 40 oz....
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Heininger Clear Large 3059 PortablePET Waterboy Travel Water Bowl for Pets
isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and...
Catit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel Top Drinking Fountain, 64 fl. oz.
Uniclife Pet Water Fountain,LED Light Cat Water Drinking Bowl,Small Dog Self Feeding BPA Free Plastic...
PetSafe Current Pet Water Fountain, Circulating Drinking Fountain for Cats and Dogs, Small, Purple, 40 oz....
Price
$16.49
from $22.99
from $43.49
$36.98
from $17.95
Our Rating
Portable Cat Water Bowl Fountain
Product
Heininger Clear Large 3059 PortablePET Waterboy Travel Water Bowl for Pets
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Heininger Clear Large 3059 PortablePET Waterboy Travel Water Bowl for Pets
Price
$16.49
Our Rating
Product
isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and...
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isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and...
Price
from $22.99
Our Rating
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Catit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel Top Drinking Fountain, 64 fl. oz.
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Catit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel Top Drinking Fountain, 64 fl. oz.
Price
from $43.49
Our Rating
Product
Uniclife Pet Water Fountain,LED Light Cat Water Drinking Bowl,Small Dog Self Feeding BPA Free Plastic...
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Uniclife Pet Water Fountain,LED Light Cat Water Drinking Bowl,Small Dog Self Feeding BPA Free Plastic...
Price
$36.98
Our Rating
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PetSafe Current Pet Water Fountain, Circulating Drinking Fountain for Cats and Dogs, Small, Purple, 40 oz....
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PetSafe Current Pet Water Fountain, Circulating Drinking Fountain for Cats and Dogs, Small, Purple, 40 oz....
Price
from $17.95
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Top 10 Best Cat Water Fountains

  1. PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
  2. Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain
  3. Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer w/ Microban
  4. Pioneer Pet Raindrop Stainless Steel Pet Drinking Fountain
  5. Catit Fountain
  6. Petmate Pet Cafe Pet Waterer
  7. Cat Mate Pet Fountain – 70 Fluid Oz.
  8. PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl
  9. PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Dog and Cat Water Fountain, 128 oz.
  10. Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain

1. PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain – Editor’s Choice: Best Plastic Cat Water Fountain & Best Automatic Cat Water Fountain

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PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 168 oz.
  • LARGE WATER CAPACITY: 168 oz. water capacity is great for pets of all...
  • Features capacity of approximately 1.3 gallons
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • LESS REFILLS: Built in reservoir increases capacity and extends time...
  • ADJUSTABLE STREAM: The pumps adjustable flow allows you to customize...

An ideal cat fountain should ensure your cat’s water stays clean and fresh while encouraging him to take a sip every now and then. On top of this, it should be easy to clean, durably constructed and not to mention affordable. Luckily, the PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain meets all the above criteria.

This product is an upgrade of the already amazing Drinkwell Original. It comes with enhanced motor performance and a new pump which provides increase water circulation and lower noise levels.

This cat fountain works exactly like a normal or ordinary faucet that’s running with its stream design. The PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain comes with an integrated filtration system that makes use of state-of-the-art carbon filters to keep the water in the fountain clean, fresh and free from odor. The unit is made from BPA-free plastic material which makes its design not only highly-functional but also pleasing to the eye. Furthermore, the fountain runs quietly so you can expect no noise disturbances.

People who have used this cat fountain can confirm that it has a quality construction that provides lasting durability as well as ease of use. The pre-filter and submersible motor save you the trouble of dealing with clogging issues by eliminating hair and dirt from the water column.

Even if this cat fountain may require a little bit of effort to clean internal parts and occasionally change filters, the product is way better than many other similar models which makes it a great pick for cats of all ages and breeds.

The PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain is very popular but this does not mean that it is expensive. The unit offers various adjusting option to suit your cat’s individual needs and preferences.

Pros
  • A receiver ramp reduces the sound of running water
  • Activated carbon filter keep water clean, fresh and free from bad odor and tastes
  • Prefilter makes sure that any debris such as hair or dust does not make its way into the pump
  • Unit is dishwasher safe
  • Adjustable flow control
Cons
  • The rounded reservoir top requires that you hold the unit upright while filling
  • The BPA-free plastic material used is not as hygienic as its ceramic and stainless steel counterparts
  • Cleaning the internal parts may prove a little bit difficult

2. Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

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PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.
  • WATER CAPACITY: 50 oz. water capacity is great for cats and small dogs
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Free-falling stream entices pets to drink more...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • ADJUSTABLE STREAM: The pumps adjustable flow allows you to customize...
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Fountain is BPA-free and top-shelf dishwasher safe

This product is among the earliest cat fountains in the market. The Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain features a free-running water flow that can be adjusted to suit your cat’s individual needs and preferences. There is a miniature sized ramp under the fountain that prevents splashes while allowing the cat to drink the water before it hits the surface.

The unit comes with a 6-foot long power cord which is convenient for people with power plugs that are located in far places in their homes. The Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain makes use of replaceable activated carbon filters for filtration. You also get an official cleaning kit and an optional 50-ounce reservoir to minimize the number of refills you need to make.

You can add some extra cash and upgrade to the Drinkwell Platinum which comes with a single 168-ounce reservoir. There is also a smaller version which is offered for a little less.

Pros
  • Fully customizable water flow for different drinking techniques and behaviors
  • Replaceable carbon filters ensure the water in the fountain remains clean, safe and fresh for drinking
  • A receiver ramp that minimizes splashes allowing quite operation
  • Water is continually circulated to allow efficient oxygenation
  • Low-voltage motor that translates into affordable energy bills
  • No BPA and other harmful materials used in construction
  • Easy to clean
Cons
  • Some units have been reported to have issues with the motor that lead to unit failure after a few months
  • Leak issues are also common
  • The motor can be a bit noisy

3. Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer w/ Microban – Low-budget Choice

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Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer with Microban Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes
  • AUTOMATIC REFILL: The cat & dog water bowl dispenser slowly dispenses...
  • STAYS CLEAN LONGER: Petmate's cat and dog waterer features Microban...
  • FOOD & WATER: Keep pets fed with fresh food & water with a variety of...
  • Petmate: For over 50 years, we at Petmate are passionate about our...
  • JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats,...

The Petmate Replendish Gravity Waterer comes with an array of amazing features including its an extra-large capacity. The unit can hold up to 4 gallons of water. The unit comes in many colors such as peacock blue, pearl white, brushed nickel and pearl blue.

Pet owners who may prefer to keep larger amounts of water in their fountains can opt for this unit. On top of this, there are numerous color options to choose from and the internal design allows easy cleaning. The product is deal for pet owners who are away from home for long periods of time and who may not be able to clean the water fountain regularly.

Pros
  • Affordable and high-quality fountain
  • Made with BPA-free PET plastic.
  • Suitable for both cats and canines.
  • Has a modern water filtration system that reduces chemicals and chlorine.
  • Has Microban Antimicrobial Protection that prevents odor-causing bacteria and staining.
  • Has a wide mouth for easy cleaning.
Cons
  • The unit is slippery and considerably heavy which makes transportation and refilling rather inconvenient

4. Pioneer Pet Raindrop Stainless Steel Pet Drinking Fountain – Best Stainless Steel Cat Water Fountain

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Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel 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...
  • Move the spout to the center so that everything is aligned perfectly...
  • Our customer service department at [email protected] or by calling...

Movement of water encourages pets to drink more and the Pioneer Pet Raindrop Stainless Steel Pet Drinking Fountain knows this. This unit comes with a 60-ounce stainless steel basin that features an innovative slide design that improves water circulation and bubbling. This innovative design does all this without making a lot of noise or splashes. You will fall in love with the aesthetic appeal of this product. It can go well with different styles of home decor.

This product also comes with a high-quality replaceable carbon filter to ensure your cat’s water remain clean, safe and free from debris. The filter and pump are enclosed in a plastic housing at the bottom of the unit for safety. The 7-foot power cord is detachable which facilitates easy cleaning. Cleaning is as easy as disassembling and placing the stainless-steel segments in the dishwasher.

Stainless steel cat fountains like the Pioneer Pet Raindrop provide aesthetic appeal, easy cleaning and excellent durability. The unit is also affordably priced at less than $50. It also comes with a 1-year warranty.

Pros
  • Activated carbon filter eliminates bad tastes and odors
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Stainless steel is hygienic and safe for cats
  • Appealing design
  • Low noise
Cons
  • No adjustable flow control
  • No free-falling stream
  • Small water capacity (60 oz)
  • No foam filter to keep debris and hair from getting into the pump

5. Catit Fountain – Best Cat Flower Water Fountain

Catit Flower Fountain: 3L Cat Water Fountain with Triple-Action Filter
  • Allows 3 different water flow settings for picky drinkers and offers...
  • 3L re-circulating system takes up little floor space. Dimensions are...
  • The unique design makes only fresh water available to the cat
  • Includes a dual-action water softening filter and a small...
  • Ergonomic design matching the Catit Multi Feeder (#43741). Combine the...

Designed to appear like a majestic lily in a pond, the Catit fountain is an appealing water dispense for your feline friend.

It has a 3-flow setup that allows for customization to encourage your cat to take a sip from its 3-liter pool. It comes with a relatively small pump but it’s adequate to re-circulate water in this particular unit.

The unit also has a filter that features dual-action water softening technology to ensure all harmful minerals are removed from the water. This product is fun and does not consume a lot of space.

Pros
  • Re-circulating technology ensures optimum oxygenation of water
  • Provides safe, clean, and fresh drinking water
  • Fully adjustable water flow mechanism for full customization
  • Appealing design that can easily blend with existing décor
  • Water-softening mechanism provides de-mineralized drinking water
  • Compact design
  • Affordable
Cons
  • Some issues of certain microorganisms getting into the main reservoir
  • Not ideal for households with multiple cats
  • Some durability issues especially related to the pump

6. Petmate Pet Cafe Pet Waterer – Best Cat Water Bowl Fountain

Petmate Pet Cafe Waterer Cat and Dog Water Dispenser 4 Sizes, 3 GAL, Pearl Tan
  • AUTOMATIC REFILL: The cat & dog water bowl dispenser slowly dispenses...
  • SPILL-FREE WATER STATION: Easy-grab cutouts allow pet parents to...
  • FOOD & WATER: Keep pets fed with fresh food & water with a variety of...
  • Petmate: For over 50 years, we at Petmate are passionate about our...
  • JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats,...

The Petmate Cafe is an amazingly designed gravity water dispenser that allows you to keep your cat hydrated for days without having to refill the unit.

Keeping your cat hydrated is important to his well-being and overall health, especially if the cat’s diet is mostly dry pet food.

The Petmate Pet Waterer comes with a wide opening that facilitates easy cleaning with a brush. This unit is easy to refill. All you need to do is fill the hopper with water, close the cap, flip the unit and place it over a bowl and you are good to go.

The hopper is made from safe pet plastic (a thermoplastic polymer resin) and it also comes with a recessed handle for convenient lifting.

Pros
  • Easy to clean and refill.
  • Stable due to rubber base.
  • Adequate water capacity.
  • The unit requires little maintenance which gives you a peace of mind. All you need is to “set it and forget”.
  • Good for multiple cats
  • Offers value for money
Cons
  • Difficult to screw the cap on the bottle. Often cross-threading.
  • The air bubbles rising to the top of the bottle during drinking may scare some pets.
  • The manufacturer claims the unit is “dishwasher safe” but the bottle’s shape changes after washing, making it difficult to screw the cap back on.

7. Cat Mate Pet Fountain – 70 Fluid Oz. – Quiet Cat Water Fountain

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Cat Mate Pet Fountain - 70 Fluid Oz.
  • Multi-Height drinking stations
  • Ramp reduces water splashing
  • I.P.S. (Isolated Pump System) for super-quiet operation
  • Polymer-carbon filter for water purification (replacement cartridges...
  • 3 Year Guarantee

The most outstanding feature of this fountain is its 2-level waterfall system that makes it possible for not just one but two cats to drink from the same pool. This means multiple cats can enjoy a refreshingly cool drink at the same time.

On top of this, the Cat Mate Pet Fountain comes with ramp that minimizes splashing which translates to fewer messes on the floor and also a continuous flow of water that is always a good thing for your cat.

The unit has an isolated pumping system which promotes a super-silent operation. If this is not good enough for you, the its amazing polymer carbon filter should make it a done deal.

Pros
  • Comes with a unique 3-level drinking apparatus that allows differently-sized cats to drink simultaneously
  • Super-silent motor does not rattle or disturb your pet while drinking
  • Splash-ramp helps to reduce the noise coming from splashing water
  • Extremely low power consumption which translates to low power bills
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Replaceable filters ensure water is always safe, clean and fresh
Cons
  • Some issues with mold build-up inside the cat fountain
  • Some issues regarding the motor’s durability and reliablity

8. PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl – Best Gravity-Run Cat Fountain

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PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station, Dog and Cat Water System with Stainless Steel Bowl, Medium, 128 oz.
  • WATER CAPACITY: Available in 64 oz., 128 oz. or 320 oz. water...
  • DRINK ANY TIME: This gravity water feeder allows you to keep your pet...
  • STURDY CONSTRUCTION: The reservoir is made of durable BPA-free plastic...
  • HYGIENIC WATER BOWL: The bowl is stainless steel and more hygienic for...
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Disassembles for easy cleaning; stainless steel bowl is...

If you are working with a tight budget but still want a cat fountain that will keep your cat’s water clean and fresh then the PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station is definitely the right pick for you. This unit strikes a good balance between performance and affordability. The product is made from BPA-free plastic and comes with a stainless steel bowl. The fountain runs on gravity meaning it is easy to clean and simple to use.

There is an optional Healthy Pet Water Filter you can ask for in case you want to get rid of any debris or odor in your cat’s water.

The unit can be purchased in 3 distinct sizes. The PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station comes with a high-quality reservoir that constructed from BPA-free plastic. The reservoir locks into place almost perfectly and includes a flow-control mechanism that ensures no spills occur. As a matter of fact, a comprehensive review of this product done by Cat Food Dispensers notes that you can flip the entire unit without spilling a single drop.

This particular product may not have some of the fancy features found in high-end models, but it is easy and simple to use without making a mess every time you do a refill. It is also very durable and is not likely to break even when you or your cat knocks it over.

If you are looking for a simple but reliable cat water fountain then the PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station is a great choice.

Pros
  • Doesn’t require a motor to push water from the reservoir to the drinking bowl
  • No noisy motors or splashing water sounds
  • Antimicrobial properties of stainless steel help to keep the water clean
  • Large capacity perfect for households with multiple pets
  • Easy to clean and maintain
Cons
  • Doesn’t come with its own filter. You have to purchase it separately
  • No water circulation so there is a high risk of water getting stale
  • Huge reservoir only allows drinking from one side

9. PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Dog and Cat Water Fountain, 128 oz.

PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Water Fountain, Filtered Water for Dogs and Cats, BPA-Free Plastic, 128 oz. Water...
  • LARGE WATER CAPACITY: 128 oz. water capacity is great for pets of all...
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Provides 1-5 free-falling streams that encourage...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • CUSTOMIZABLE STREAMS: Adjustable flow control cap allows you to...
  • MULTIPLE PETS: Innovative 360 design is perfect for multi-pet...

PetSafe has another amazing water fountain that is ideal for pets of all sizes. The PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Dog and Cat Water Fountain has a circular design which allows multiple cats or dogs to have a drink simultaneously. The fountain has a capacity of 128 oz which means that it can keep your pets hydrated for days without having to worry about doing a refill.

This unit comes with a replaceable carbon water filter and an adjustable flow-control cap that allows to to manage flow of water from the fountain. The unit is made from BPA-free plastic and is dishwasher safe.

Pros
  • It comes with 1 to 5 changeable free-falling streams that ensure your pets get enough water
  • Its large capacity makes it suitable for pets of all sizes
  • Runs on electricity
  • The power cord comes with a clip and a special housing that ensure your pets cannot play around with it
  • A quite pump that doesn’t scare the pets
  • The integrated foam filter catches debris and hair, preventing them from getting into the pump
  • The receiver ramp reduces the sound of splashing that can distract cats during drinking
  • The unit comes with a 5-foot cord that allows you to place the water fountain anywhere near a power outlet
Cons
  • Some people say that it is pretty expensive for a water fountain that’s made of plastic
  • Replacement filters are both expensive and hard to find

10. Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain – Best Multi-Pet Cat Fountain

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PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Fountain - Filtered Water - 128 oz. Water Capacity
  • LARGE WATER CAPACITY: 128 ounce water capacity is great for pets of...
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Provides 1 to 5 free falling streams that...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • CUSTOMIZABLE STREAMS: Adjustable flow control cap allows you to...
  • MULTIPLE PETS: Innovative 360 design is perfect for multi pet...

The Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain comes with in-built charcoal activated filters. The filters help to remove bad odors from the cat’s water and also make it taste better. The unit can work well in homes that have multiple cats.

This Drinkwell Pet Fountain has a 360 degrees or circular design that allows convenient access for your cats. It can hold up to 128 oz of water. It has a premium stainless-steel build that allow it to blend nicely with your existing home decor. This unit is easy to use and clean. It comes with a series of changeable plastic spout head that are excellent for multiple-pet use.

Pros
  • Easy adjusting of water flow
  • Interchangeable spout heads are perfect for multiple-pet homes
  • The free-falling mechanism facilitates oxygenation of water making it more healthy for the cats
  • There is a foam filter that removes hair and debris
  • Dishwasher safe
Cons
  • Not very good-looking or appealing

11. PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Ceramic, 70 oz., Carbon Filter – Professional’s Choice

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PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain, White, 70 oz.
  • WATER CAPACITY: 70 oz. water capacity is great for cats and small to...
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Dual free falling streams add oxygen for...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • TWO BOWL LEVELS: Upper and lower dish provides two drinking areas for...
  • HYGIENIC CONSTRUCTION: Ceramic design is more hygienic and looks great...

This PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda fountain offers a ceramic hygienic construction along with an ultra-modern design that will match into any home décor. The free-flowing dual streams, that holds a maximum of 70 oz of water which is kept oxygenated due to the constant motion. An integrated filtration-system comes with a replaceable carbon-filter and pump that removes any bad odors or tastes, making sure the water your cat drinks is always clean and fresh.

Even though the ceramic-construction of these fountains means it is a bit more fragile in comparison to other models, you it offers an easy cleaning process as you can wash it safely in the top-shelf of your dishwasher. In addition, the ceramic surfaces will not collect bacteria or scratch the way that many of the plastic fountains do. The design is streamlined and aesthetically pleasing meaning it will easy match to your existing décor in your home.

If you are in search of a water fountain that your cat will enjoy drinking from by always keeping water in the fountain clean and fresh, then the PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Fountain is the ideal choice. However, please consider that these fountains are more fragile in comparison to stainless steel or plastic models, while the carbon-filter will also need periodic replacements to achieve optimal performance.

Pros
  • The free-falling steam circulates the fresh water
  • This model comes in various colors and designs, meaning you have a variety of choices to match up to your existing décor.
  • Comes in a variety of colors that includes taupe, white, blue and red
  • Accommodates small to medium sized dogs or cats
  • This compact unit does not take up a lot of space
  • The motor is silent, so it won’t deter your cat
  • Because the unit requires frequent refilling, you are reminded to clean the unit
  • Easy to assemble
Cons
  • The unit requires regular refills which is not a great option for busy pet owners
  • The splashing sounds of water may distract your cat
  • It is pricey for a fountain with a water capacity that is so limited

12. PetSafe Drinkwell Multi-Tier Dog and Cat Water Fountain,100 oz. – Best Electric Cat Water Fountain

PetSafe Drinkwell Multi-Tier Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 100 oz. Water...
  • LARGE WATER CAPACITY: 100 oz. water capacity is great for pets of all...
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Free-falling stream entices dogs and cats to...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • TWO BOWL LEVELS: Upper and lower bowl provides two drinking areas for...
  • QUIET OPERATION: Low-voltage submersible pump helps provide a quiet...

This is a comprehensive water fountain that features a two-tier design which makes it suitable for the homes with more than one pet or for senior pets that are suffering from a condition like arthritis. The fountain produces a free-falling stream of water which circulates water out of the 100 oz tank, while the water is purified through the carbon-based filters before the cat drinks it.

Filters for this unit are inexpensive at around $7 for a pack of 10 and they are really simple to replace. The submersible pump powers this fountain which operates quietly on a low voltage. Maintenance of the fountain is easy as the unit separates easily into 2 pieces that you can either wash in your dishwasher or manually.

At such an affordable price range, this fountain for cats is surprisingly durable and robust. Made from a BPA-free plastic making is safe for pets, but it is not a suitable choice for a cat with allergies or feline acne.

Pros
  • The water fountain comes with a carbon-filter that removes bad tastes or odors and keeps the water clean and fresh
  • The drinking dish is elevated, offering easier access for older and arthritic cats
  • The low 12-voltage pump system results in a safe and quiet motor, which will have a minimal impact on your monthly electrical bills
  • Dishwasher safe in the top shelf
  • The plastic is BPA-free
  • The receiving ramp minimizes splashing water
  • Comes with a charcoal free
Cons
  • If you are buying this fountain for both a cat and dog, your dog will probably prefer to drink out of the top-tier which will splash out water onto your floor
  • The top tier will require more frequent filling

13. Catit Design Senses Fountain with Water Softening Cartridge, 3L

Catit Design Senses Fountain with Water Softening Cartridge, 3L
  • Large water-to-air surface maximizes oxygenation for fresher, better...
  • Re-circulating system cools and aerates water
  • Consumes less than 4 watts, using less power than a night light
  • Advanced filtration purifies water by absorbing water impurities such...
  • Water capacity: 100 fluid ounce

A simplistic design offered at a medium-price range, these are the ideal water fountains for your cat when you have a specific budget in mind. The filtration system is advanced with the water-softening filter which makes your tap water fresh and clean removing mineral buildup. The replacement filters cost around $8 for 2 filters, but when considering the price of these fountains, it is not a significant cost.

The increased air-to-water surface encourages improved oxygenation, which means the water tastes better even for the fussiest of cats. This is a compact water fountain which uses under 4-watts of power which means that it requires less energy to power the water-pump. Even though the design is minimalistic, it is not that easy to keep clean. Over and above having to wash out the different filters and the tank, you will also need to open up the pump to clean it.

Pros
  • It offers a large surface
  • It is dishwasher safe
  • The dual-function filter
  • It is useful for softening hard water
Cons
  • You need to clean the water fountain often

14. Pioneer Pet Big Max Stainless Steel Fountain

Pioneer Fountain Big Max- Stainless Steel 128oz
  • Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to your pet
  • Replaceable charcoal filter for clean and pure, healthy water
  • Dishwasher Safe. Refer the user guide below for Pum Trouble shooting...
  • 128 oz capacity. refer Troubleshooting guide for Product instruction
  • Modern design fits in any home décor

These stainless-steel fountain’s offers an impressive 128 oz capacity that keeps the water moving that encourages your pets to drink more often.

This fountain is made up of 2-main assembled parts, which includes the bottom and the top. Water comes from the top-part which offers cats 2 different areas to drink from either the bottom or the top.

The stainless-steel materials make sure the water stays cool as well as preventing the development of bacteria and making it easier to clean.

The Pioneer Big Max has a quiet pump that is located under water which is housed in a plastic. The size of the bowl accommodates multiple pet drinking.

Pros
  • Simple to clean
  • A durable stainless-steel construction
  • The fountain is quiet even for shy and timid cats
  • The 128oz capacity is bigger than other models
  • The fountain is easy to fill by simply pouring water into the provided bowl
  • The falling stream is not strong, so it won’t scare away your cat
  • Nice design
  • No big splashes
  • Replaceable pump
  • The cords easily detach from the provided transformer
  • Safe for use in a dishwasher except for the pump
Cons
  • After using the fountain for some time, maintenance becomes necessary more frequently
  • The small pump means that the water circulation is weaker
  • The replacement pumps are not as long lasting in comparison to the original

15. Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain

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Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
  • Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to your pet. 60 oz....
  • Continuously filters water with replaceable charcoal filter for clean...
  • Easy to clean and dishwasher safe

This attractive looking water fountain consistently circulates the filtered and clean drinking water. In the way of imitating the sound of natural running-water, this is the type of fountain that will attract your cats or dogs to drink more water. Even though this unit is somewhat small, it still has a capacity for storing 60 oz of water.

This unit comes with a slide-system that offers your pets with an option to drink either from the bottom or the top and keeping the water consistently moving. The system ensures that water will not splash out, and the natural sound of moving water attracts your pets to drink a healthy amount of water each day.

The Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain is constructed from a heavy-duty ceramic, which is dishwasher safe and easy-to-clean. The premium charcoal-filters purify the running water and removes bad odors or tastes. The motor operates close to silent, which moves water through the charcoal filters that purifies and oxygenates the water and stops bacteria from growing between the cleanings.

Pros
  • Quiet operation
  • The water-slide system stops splashes
  • Dishwasher-safe and easy-to-clean
  • Modern and elegant design
  • Easy to operate and assemble
  • A durable ceramic-material
  • Replaceable charcoal filters
  • 2 drinking areas
  • A small design that offers a big capacity
Cons
  • Even though the ceramic is durable, it is more fragile in comparison to a stainless-steel or plastic model
  • Needs regular cleaning
  • Can be heavy when filled up with water

16. Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow

Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow Dog and Cat Water Fountain 3 Sizes
  • WATER FOUNTAIN WATER DISPENSER: Cat & dog waterfall dispenser...
  • AUTOMATIC WATER DISPENSER: Holds 108 oz. Cat water bowl plugs easily...
  • FOOD & WATER: Keep pets fed with fresh food & water with a variety of...
  • Petmate: For over 50 years, we at Petmate are passionate about our...
  • JUST FOR PETS: Petmate makes a variety of pet products for dogs, cats,...

When you see it in action, you won’t believe just how simple and efficient the Petmate Deluxe Fresh Flow drinking fountain really is. This model looks like a baby bathtub, which is a bit strange, but it has a gently sloping area along with a hole where the water comes out before it is recirculated. There is a fully submersible pump with UL certification that is included along with a carbon filter to ensure improved water quality. It is also very easy to clean, due to its removable electric cord and reservoirs.

Pros
  • Carbon filter ensures cleaner and safer water
  • Available in 3 different sizes for both multi-pet and single-pet households
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Receiving ramp is gently sloped to ensure quiet operation
Cons
  • Motor pump reliability issues
  • Reservoir’s water level fills up to the brim which increases the chance of it spilling on the floor
  • Very loud water pump

17. Bergan Petite Gourmet 1.5 Gallon Waterer

Bergan Petite Gourmet 1.5 Gallon Waterer
  • Removable cap for simple filling
  • Clear tower to view contents level
  • Available in assorted colors
  • Your pet will always have plenty of fresh water thanks to Bergan's...
  • This pet waterer comes with a wide, convenient opening for simple...

This waterer from Bergan has a 1.5-gallon capacity and is well-suited for small pets. It has a transparent holding tank, which allows you to see where the water level is at so you will know when it needs to be re-filled. There is a detachable cap on the holding tank that doesn’t release water until after the container has been locked in to the device’s reservoir base.

There is a wide opening on the Bergan Petite Gourmet that makes it very easy to clean the inside and to fill it from the sink since it has a short and wide holding tank.

The reservoir base is large which helps to prevent the unit getting tipped over by your bed. Its wide reservoir bowl works well for both short or large nose pets.

Pros
  • Easy to fill
  • Wide opens makes it very easy to clean
  • Transparent holding tank enables you to see where the water level is at
  • 1.5 gallon water holding capacity provides water for several days for your pets
  • Ideal size for several pets
  • Pets cannot tip the unit over
  • Screw-on cap has a drainage plug that works to prevent spillage or dripping after it is filled. There is also a tab for opening it after the tank is placed to allow the water to fall into the device’s reservoir.
Cons
  • Holding tank made out of thin plastic.
  • Some unit parts have rough edges and might be sharp
  • When full of water it is heavy to carry
  • In hot weather bacteria may grow inside the water tank within a couple of days
  • If left unattended for several days large bowl may accumulate slime, dust, food or hair

18. Pioneer Pet Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain

Pioneer Pet Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets, White
  • Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to your pet. 128 oz....
  • Continuously filters water with replaceable charcoal filter for clean...
  • Using ceramic bowls helps to prevent feline acne
  • Please read the Troubleshooting Steps provided under Product Details

This attractive ceramic pet fountain from Pioneer Pet works alongside a circulating water system to ensure that your pets stay healthy and hydrated.

The fountain is really easy to put together and take apart since thee are only two main parts that have to be fitted together. In addition, it is 100% dishwasher safe and very easy to clean.

The Pioneer Ceramic Big Max runs with a filter and pump that are both enclosed inside of a plastic housing that is submersed within the bowl. This unit features quiet operation along with a big drinking area that will satisfies all the needs of your pets.

This fountain has a 128 ounce water capacity and is made out of heavy duty ceramic.

Pros
  • Heavy enough so it cannot be tipped over by cats
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Ceramic is more hygienic compared to plastic and helps to reduce the formation of bacteria
  • Easy to refill, just pour water in the bowl
  • Easy to assemble
  • Quiet operation
Cons
  • Getting the motor unit lined up with the top part of the fountain is hard
  • Pump is small (although that helps it be quiet)
  • If pump isn’t adjusted to the lowest setting it overflows
  • Must be cleaned frequently due to the pump developing slime (like any other automatic fountain)
  • When full of water it is heavy to carry the fountain

19. PetSafe Drinkwell Avalon Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain, 70 oz. – Best Ceramic Cat Water Fountain

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Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Fountain for Pets
  • WATER CAPACITY: 70 oz water capacity is great for cats and small to...
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Dual free-falling streams add oxygen for...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • TWO BOWL LEVELS: Upper and lower dish provides two drinking areas for...
  • HYGIENIC CONSTRUCTION: Ceramic design is more hygienic and looks great...

This PetSafe fountain is made out of ceramic material. It might appear to be more expensive than other plastic fountains are. However, there are some advantages that ceramic offers when a drinking fountain uses it. Ceramic is a very tough material that, unlike plastic, isn’t susceptible to small scratches. That might enable the accumulation of bacteria which can cause acne. Also the material helps keep the water cool in the fountain, and since it is a heavier material, it is less likely that it will be pushed down.

This is a 2-liter capacity fountain. Its elevated drinking dish might be perfect for senior or arthritic cats. There is also the option for cats to sip from either the large reservoir in the base or from 2 free-flowing streams of water.

Pros
  • Easy to clean
  • Made out of ceramic material
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 2-liter capacity
  • Comes with elevated drinking dish that is helpful for senior or arthritic pets.
Cons
  • Expensive

20. PetSafe Drinkwell Stainless Steel Zen Water Fountain

PetSafe Drinkwell Zen Stainless Steel Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Pet Drinking Fountain, 128 oz. Water...
  • LARGE WATER CAPACITY: 128 oz. water capacity is great for pets of all...
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Wide, free-falling stream entices pets to drink...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • HYGIENIC CONSTRUCTION: Stainless bowl is more hygienic and looks great...
  • QUIET OPERATION: Receiving ramp reduces splash and sound of falling...

The Drinkwell Zen Water Fountain for dogs and cats, perhaps drawing inspiration from Zen philsophy, has a very clever liquid streaming system where the flow of water is directed in different directions, which creates a turbulence that is very pleasing and not very annoying. That is due to the fact that symmetry is created of the turbulent flow of water, which helps to arouse your cat’s curiosity so that it drinks more of the water contained in the spacious cavity of the Zen. It has a stainless steel which offers added safety that plastic bowls do not offer.

Pros
  • Very easy to clean and maintain
  • Won’t affect your monthly power bill substantially
  • Fully replaceable filter helps to ensure safer and cleaner drinking water
  • Ideal for multi-cat or multi-pet households
  • Noise and water splashing is minimized by splash ramp to enable calmer drinking
  • Stainless steel construction provides incredible antimicrobial properties in addition to easy cleanup and maintenance
Cons
  • Expensive
  • More frequent maintenance is required due to filtration system issues
  • Huge footprint requires much larger space

21. Portable Pet PorablePet WaterBoy Travel Water Bowl For Pets – Portable Cat Water Bowl Fountain

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Heininger Clear Large 3059 PortablePET Waterboy Travel Water Bowl for Pets
  • Travel water bowl for your pets
  • Holds up to 3 quarts of water
  • Makes traveling with pets very convenient for keeping them well...
  • BPA Free and Made in the USA
  • Engineered not to splash or spill

This travel-friendly, innovative Heininger cat water bowl goes right into the reservoir that holds a maximum of 3 quarts of water.

On the right hand side is a handle that carries both the reservoir and bowl.

You cat even has the ability to drink in the RV or car, since the water-filled weighted reservoir acts like an anchor to hold the snap-bowl down and in place.

For storage purposes the system stands up to minimize the amount of space that is needed.

Pros
  • Easy to clean
  • Easy to transport
  • Due to the depth of the bowl, there isn’t an issue with drooling that is allowed by regular bowls
  • Nearly impossible for it to be flipped while inside of a car
Cons
  • On the thick side

22. isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and Hygienic Dog Fountain

isYoung Cat Fountain 1.6L Automatic Pet Water Fountain Pet Water Dispenser, Dog/Cat Health Caring Fountain and...
  • is Young cat fountain is a creative pet fountain with fresh Filter...
  • Finely polished PP resin (without BPA) for your pet's health and...
  • 56-Ounce water capacity encourages your cat to drink more TO stay...
  • Quick-release components for convenient disassembly and cleaning
  • Low decibel pet fountain: noise-cancelling cat water dispenser won't...

This isYoung cat water dispenser looks very similar to the Catit Flower Fountain.

Although it does strongly resemble the Catit product, the isYoung is being marketed as a product that offers 3 different stream fluid methods. It features a gentle fountain, flower waterfall, along with a combination of both of them so that your pets can be provided with the type of stimulation needed in order for them to start drinking.

In addition, there are quick-release parts on the isYoung that makes it easy to disassemble to clean it more thoroughly. It is made of a PP resin with antibacterial properties embedded in it for additional safety.

Pros
  • Compact design doesn’t take up a lot of space
  • Splash mat is included for catching spills coming from the fountain
  • Lovable design blends in nice with current interior decor
  • Antibacterial PP resin increases the pet fountain’s overall safety
  • Recirculator ensures fresher, cleaner, and safer drinking water
  • Water flow is fully adjustable for complete customization according to the needs of the pet
Cons
  • Might not be best for multi-cat households
  • The water pump has some reliability and durability issues

23. Catit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel Top Drinking Fountain, 64 fl. oz.

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Catit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel Top Drinking Fountain, 64 fl. oz.
  • 64 fluid ounce Stainless Steel drinking fountain
  • Stainless steel rated # 1 by veterinarians as most hygienic for pet...
  • Provides a continuous supply of fresh and filtered water
  • Re-circulating system- Cools and aerates water, inhibits bacteria...
  • One Premium replaceable carbon filter included (replacement filters...

Are you searching for a stainless steel and affordable cat water fountain that won’t cost you a lot of money but still delivers on its promises? If so, then you should try out the Cacti Fresh and Clear Drinking Fountain with Stainless Steel Top.

Using stainless steel significantly increases the products antimicrobial and antibacterial properties which, when combined with its own recirculating system, works very well to improve the liquid’s oxygenation. This combination helps to prevent certain microorganism growth and eliminate nasty odors at the same time that might prevent your cat from drinking the water.

Pros
  • Stainless steel reservoir has added antimicrobial properties for improved hygienic water
  • Recirculating mechanism works to aerate and cool the drinking water
  • Noise from the splashing water is eliminated by the bubble fountain design
Cons
  • Some problems with leaks
  • Questions regarding the stain steel’s quality since some units have displayed corrosion signs after being used for several weeks
  • Occasional spills due to the bubbling effect

24. Uniclife Pet Water Fountain, Dog Cat Automatic Electric Drinking Bowl with LED Light

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Uniclife Pet Water Fountain,LED Light Cat Water Drinking Bowl,Small Dog Self Feeding BPA Free Plastic...
  • Free-falling Streams: Makes water fresher, cleaner and better tasting...
  • Blue LED Light: Pretty LED light in water area makes your pet easier...
  • Safe and Durable: Made of high quality food-grade BPA free plastic....
  • Quiet Motor: 12V Low voltage power supply keeps your pet and yourself...
  • Best for cats/ small or medium dogs. 60 ounces water capacity. Size:...

You can’t doesn’t need a lamp when it’s dark to locate the fountain, however, its built-in LED light does help you avoid tripping over it during the middle of the night. At first glance, the cat fountain, which does look simple and small, truly shines once the lights go down, which creates a gorgeous glowing water display. In addition to being very attractive, the fountain is easy to maintain and durable.

The 60 ounces of water is continuously being purified via the activated carbon filters in order to ensure that the water stays clean and fresh at all times. Filters have to be replaced one or two times per month. However a pack of 4 only cost $10 so they won’t break the bank. The cat fountain runs on electrical power, and is affordable and quiet.

Pros
  • Has a quiet motor, so it likely won’t scare away your cats
  • This fountain is dishwasher safe (just take it off of the pump first)
  • Runs on a low 12 volt power supply, to ensure your pets and your safety
  • Quiet operation during the night
  • Filter only has to be changed every 2 to 3 months, even in households with multiple cats
  • LED light provides illumination during the night. It may be turned off and on.
  • Very affordable
  • A carbon filter is used to clean and freshen the water
Cons
  • Can be messy refilling the water reservoir
  • Bigger cats might be able to tip the fountain over
  • Might not be as sturdy compared to other types due to its plastic construction
  • Doesn’t automatically shut off

25. Petsafe Current Circulating Pet Fountain

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PetSafe Current Pet Water Fountain, Circulating Drinking Fountain for Cats and Dogs, Small, Purple, 40 oz....
  • WATER CAPACITY: Available in 40 oz., 80 oz. and 120 oz. for cats and...
  • ENCOURAGES DRINKING: Moving water entices your pet to drink more water...
  • FILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes...
  • WHISPER-QUIET: Submersible pump and circulating water provides quiet...
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Fountain is BPA-free and top-shelf dishwasher safe

If other designs on our list are too complicated for you, this is a very simple option that you can consider. Although it isn’t a true fountain, the bowl design has a pump on on its sides and uses replaceable filters to keep the water clean. The dish shape should be familiar to pets and encourage them to start using it faster. It comes in orchid purple and forest green, and is available in 120, 80, and 40 ounce sizes.

Pros
  • Available in three different sizes
  • Carbon filtered
  • Fun colors
  • Inexpensive
Cons
  • Isn’t a true water fountains
  • At low water levels pump gets loud
  • Could have a stronger filter
  • Some units might have faulty pumps

What Can You Do with a Cat Water Fountain?

Many pet cats drink tap water out of a bowl but when it is in a fountain, it is aerated constantly and filtered. In other words, it’s more appealing to the cat and a much fresher option to encourage your cat to stay hydrated.

A number of different materials can make up the cat water fountain. The typical materials include stainless steel, plastic, and ceramic. Plastic is the cheaper option but they are not as hygienic as the other choices.

Benefits of a Cat Water Fountain

There is no doubt that feline owners will purchase their furry little friends a lot of items and they will also purchase water fountains. There are a number of benefits to be considered. If you are interested, here are some of the popular cat drinking fountain options.

Fresh and Clean Drinking Water

When a kitty fountain comes integrated with a filtration system, it can remove much of the bad out of the water and leave healthy drinking water in place. Some of the items that are removed include dirt and debris and even microorganisms. You will be improving the hydrated status of your feline and protecting them from various issues, such as urinary tract infections and kidney problems.

Stop The Buildup of Bacteria Inside of The Feline

These types of water fountains also stop the buildup of bacteria inside of the feline. One of the reasons why they do so is because of the introduction of air into the liquid in the form of tiny bubbles. Microorganisms need a stable environment to grow and those small bubbles disrupt their growth cycle. Since more air is being introduced into the liquid, the water they are drinking is a lot safer and it minimizes various problems, including some gastrointestinal problems.

The Ripples in a Water Fountain Awaken That Instinct and It Keeps Them Happy

Another reason why it is beneficial to use a cat water fountain is because of their natural predatory instinct. Contrary to what many people believe, cats love playing in the water. This is because of the movement of the water with a fountain and they interpret it as being some type of prey. As an example, if they are wanting fish for dinner, they will look for ripples on top of the water. The ripples in a water fountain awaken that instinct and it keeps them happy.

Taste Better and Cooler

All of us want our cat to have the absolute best they can possibly have. When the water is moving inside of the fountain, it is going to taste better and cooler for the cat. This has to do with the addition of oxygen. After all, how many of us prefer gassed water to flat water?

Help To Cut Back on a Variety of Disorders That Are Associated with Dehydration

Is your cat dehydrated? You might be surprised at how often this occurs and the various problems that can take place as a result of it. When you provide a cat water fountain for your feline, it entices them to drink additional H2O. This can help to cut back on a variety of disorders that are associated with dehydration. Some of the issues that may be avoided include kidney problems, urinary stones, and electrolyte imbalances. Those electrolyte imbalances can affect everything from your cat’s cardiovascular health to their digestive health.

Easy To Maintain

Finally, when you purchase a cat water fountain, they are easy to maintain. It is an option that you should consider because it is just a matter of changing the water every once in a while and keeping the bowl clean. These items are designed for easy maintenance.

Getting Your Cat to Drink More Water

In the wild, cats would get as creative as necessary to drink water but in the modern day, domesticated cats have lost that trait to a certain extent. They also don’t have a thirst drive that is quite as efficient as their wild ancestors. In other words, they aren’t hardwired to drink water or to feel thirsty. So how are cats going to get hydrated? Partially, it is going to come through the food that they eat but they still are going to need additional water to stay hydrated. Here are some ways you can keep your feline hydrated properly.

Use Water Fountain

Cat water fountains do look nice when they are sitting in a room but they are more than a nifty looking gadget. They can also get your cat to drink more water. Quite simply, they will use their predatory instincts and drink more water when it is moving.

Cats use the natural movement of fluid as an indicator that there is some type of prey under the surface. At the very least, it is going to catch their interest. If you simply give your cat a bowl of flat water, it is not going to have the same effect. More than likely, your cat is going to go straight to the new fountain and leave the flat bowl behind. You can test it out by making some ripples in the top of a flat bowl of water. Even turning on the tap water will get them running in that direction.

Keep The Water Fresh at All Times

It is important to keep the water fresh at all times. Have you ever drank water that was sitting around for a few days? It really tastes stale. Your cat has a heightened sense of taste so they are going to notice it even more. Make sure that you replace the water in the fountain on a regular basis. There aren’t any guidelines that give you specific times to change it but it is a good idea to do so every couple of hours. A pet fountain helps to cut down on the number of times that you need to change it through the day because it constantly circulates and injects air into the water.

Keep The Water Bowl Clean

Keeping the bowl clean is also a very important part of getting your cat to drink more water. Cats tend to be finicky and if the water gets contaminated, they are not going anywhere near it. If it is necessary to replace the water, clean the bowl. Water dispensers and cat water fountains are very handy in this regard. They help to keep the drinking bowl clean by moving the water.

Try Using The Water Fountains at Different Locations

You can try using the water fountains at different locations throughout the house. Don’t think that they are going to come the whole way across to their usual drinking spot. It is necessary to make it convenient so that they will drink the water whenever they are nearby.

A combination of a watering bowl and feeding bowl is not something that you would want to keep out regularly. Most cats are going to eat and not drink. It is also a bad idea to keep the drinking bowl close to the litter box. They don’t tend to stick in the area any longer than necessary so drinking would be out of the question.

Add Flavors To The Water

Have you ever thought about adding flavors to the water you give to your cat? I’m not talking about some type of fruity flavor but rather, something they would enjoy. Why not put a little bit of tuna into the water or perhaps some sardines? You can even infuse the water with those flavors and watch the cat drink it up. Chicken broth is a good idea but you may need to experiment. Don’t think that your cat is automatically going to drink water without any flavor. Some cats are so finicky that they would get dehydrated because they don’t like the taste of straight water.

Bottled Water Is Also an Option

Bottled water is also an option that many people consider for their cats. Some people enjoy the taste of bottled water and your cat may be much the same. The not only does it offer a different flavor, it also removes some of the flavors they may not appreciate, such as chlorine and fluoride. Do a little bit of experimenting and see what type your cat likes the best.

Wet Food

If you want to add even additional hydration, skip the dry cat food and give them wet food. Wet cat food can contain up to 70% moisture so it is a good idea for keeping them hydrated. Just be aware of the fact that you can’t let wet cat food out for a long time because it will spoil. If you don’t want to use wet cat food, try putting some water on their dry food. As long as it doesn’t get overly soggy or spoil, it should be just fine. Just make sure that you don’t leave the dry cat food out too long so that it doesn’t spoil. If you change it more frequently, the cat is more likely to eat it more frequently as well.

Add Some Ice Cubes

Finally, you might need to cool down the water bowl by adding some ice cubes. This helps to make the water more comfortable but it also gives them something to catch or claw in the water. Doing so will initiate that predatory instinct in your feline that will have them drinking more and more water and staying hydrated more frequently.

Signs That Your Cat Will Love a Water Fountain

  • Your cat hardly ever drinks from his/her bowl but probably loves playing with and drinking water that drips from the faucet.
  • Your cat loves drinking from the toilet. Water from the toilet might seem dirtier from a particular viewpoint, it is also more aerated compared to water that has been sitting in your cat’s dish.
  • Your cat only drinks water immediately after the bowl is refilled – this kind of behavior shows that you cat is ready for an upgrade.

How Much Water Does My Feline Friend Need?

Cats generally require between 2 and 4 ounces of water every day. Their predecessors used to meet their hydration needs from their food sources, such as mice, birds, and other small animals as well as from their prey since they are natural hunters. Today, cats are dignified and domesticated beings and now prefer drinking out of a dish.

If the diet of your cat comprises mainly of wet canned food, he/she needs to actually drink very little throughout the day. If a cat’s diet comprises mainly of dry food, it is important to have fresh water beside the food dish.

If the cat has kidney failure or you have several cats, you can ensure that their hydration needs are met by having a cat fountain that’s always full of water. Diseases such as diabetes and kidney failure increase the thirst of cats 10-fold. It is also imperative that their water supply is always fresh to ensure that their health is in top condition for the longest possible time.

What Makes a Great Cat Drinking Fountain?

Here are the top characteristics of an excellent cat drinking fountain.

  • It should feature an in-built filtration system for ensuring that water is odor-free, fresh, and great-tasting
  • It contains a prefilter for keeping debris and hair out of the pump
  • It should produce minimal noise
  • It should have high water capacity to minimize the need for replenishing your cat’s water supply
  • It should be appealing to cats
  • It should be easy to clean
  • It should be heavy enough to prevent our cat from pushing it around thus causing water spillage
  • It contains a water well – you want a fountain that does not splash water onto the floor regularly

Buyer’s Guide: How Should You Choose the Best Water Fountain for Your Cat?

So, how should you shop for the best pet water fountain for your cat? Below you will find some of the most important things you should consider:

1. Material

Reviews of pet water fountains will tell you that cat fountains are usually made of different materials, such as ceramic, plastic, and stainless steel.

Of the 3, plastic is the most readily available option, which means that it is affordable too. You should find BPA-free plastic since it is safe for both cats and other pets.

Stainless steel and ceramic are regarded as being more premium materials thus cost more than plastic. Ceramic might be more hygienic but the main issue with it is that it tends to break easily.

Stainless steel might be the perfect material for some cat owners. It is not only rust-proof but also easy to clean. Stainless steel also has an attractive finish capable of making any water fountain look great wherever you may place it.

They aren’t scratched easily like their plastic counterparts. Scratches can also harbor bacteria that may be harmful to your cat. Cats are also prone to an infection known as feline acne, which results from touching bacteria that hide in scratches on their plastic water and feed bowls.

2. Water Fountain Filtration Types

Cat water fountains may come in a variety of filtration systems.

The ultraviolet filter is one of the most common options. It makes use of UV light to eliminate harmful microorganisms such as parasites and bacteria.

Carbon is another common type of filtration that’s designed to eliminate contaminants such as parasites, heavy metals, as well as pesticides. It also helps get rid of impurities by adding absorbent along with positively charged carbon molecules. It helps eliminate bad odors and taste as a result.

Reverse osmosis filters help to get rid of contaminants such as parasites and heavy metals. However, unlike the carbon filtration systems, it’s typically installed under sinks. The drawback of the reverse osmosis filtration system is that it tends to waste a lot of water.

Finally, there’s the ion exchange filter that’s capable of removing positively charged ions and replacing them with solid minerals. It is also believed to ‘soften’ water.

3. Ease of Maintenance/Cleaning

A maintenance-free water fountain is something that doesn’t exist, which means that you would have to regularly clean it. However, if you are the busy body, then you definitely want the best cat water fountain that does not require frequent cleaning.

Reviews of cat water fountains should tell you that the ease of cleaning is one of the more critical things that you should look for in a water fountain. You need to find a water fountain that’s dishwasher safe to make your life much easier.

Ceramic is generally regarded as the most hygienic materials when it comes to cat fountains, even though stainless steel and plastic are not too far behind. You should also go for a water fountain that’s lightly colored to easily see dirt and spots, which can tell you when the unit needs cleaning.

4. Power Source

Cat water fountains may be battery-powered or plugged into a wall outlet. However, most cat owner prefer the electric powered variety since it’s more reliable with no fear of batteries running out of power.

If you choose a water fountain that’s to be plugged into an electrical outlet, ensure that you choose one with a long cord. This should be enough to free you from being restricted with regards to placement of the water fountain. A long cord means that it is not a must for the water fountain to be placed close to a wall outlet.

5. Ease of Assembly

A water fountain should be easy to assemble as well as disassemble. This makes it much easier to clean the unit.

6. Quiet

Cats tend to be startled easily so the best cat fountains should have a quiet pump that won’t frighten the cat or discourage him/her from drinking.

7. Capacity

A fountain’s capacity is an important consideration too. After all, some cats tend to drink more water than others, and some homes that have multiple pets should have more water. However, users need to consider whether large-capacity pet fountains require regular emptying for the water to stay fresh.

8. Longevity

Most cat fountain brands last a reasonable period of time and some can even last a lifetime, but various components such as pumps require replacement from time to time. Pumps should ideally last for at least a few years and should come with at least a 1-year warranty, which means that if the pump in the fountain goes before 1 year is over, you can get it replaced at no cost to you, including shipping. Check the manufacturer’s warranty. If the fountain contains other components it can be a good idea to try to determine their replaceability and durability.

9. Price

Each of the reviews provided here give the prices of particular fountains that varies from $35 to $150+. It is an important consideration but not necessarily true that the least expensive is not likely to last not that the expensive option will. It can be a good idea to assess each brand according to its merits. You should try thinking of a cat fountain as investing in the health of your cat, and not just making a purchase.

10. Aesthetics

The cat fountain will be a visible part of your home and should thus not look too off-putting. A few of the fountains featured here has the additional benefit of coming in fun colors, being cute, or simply looking pleasing aesthetically. That’s cute, but not vital for an item that your feline friend will be drinking from.

11. Shape

You might want a shorter or taller fountain depending on your pet to better suit a short or tall cat or one with mobility issues. The final consideration concerns cats with long hair. The long-haired breeds require either a small, raised area above the bowl and/or a steam from which to drink to prevent their fur from getting wet.

Simple Steps for Cleaning Your Cat’s Water Fountain

One of the best ways to make sure your cat drinks enough water each day is to use a cat water fountain. If you want your fountain to last a long time, you should make sure to clean it properly. Here’s how you do it.

Caution: Before beginning the cleaning process, make sure the fountain is unplugged.

After you have unplugged the fountain, you will then remove the water reservoir carefully. The location of the water reservoir varies from fountain to fountain, so be sure to check your owner’s manual to see where it is located on your water fountain. Pour out any water that is in the reservoir. Now you can start to clean it. Try to avoid using harsh chemical cleaning products that may be unhealthy to your cat. Lots of people use vinegar as an all natural alternative.

Next you will remove the water filter and give it a thorough cleaning using water only. Never use soap to clean the filter. Consult with your owners manual to see what can be used in addition to water to clean the filter if water alone isn’t doing the job. For best results, filters should be replaced every 4 to 6 weeks. If you have multiple cats, it may be necessary to replace the filter more often.

Any nonelectric and non-mechanical parts can be removed from the water fountain and placed in the dishwasher for a thorough cleaning. Or you can wash them by hand using soap and warm water. Components that can’t be removed should be scrubbed and rinsed thoroughly on all exposed surfaces.

If any components have signs of algae or mold growth, consider soaking these parts in a solution of bleach that has been diluted with water for about 10 minutes. Be sure to rinse these parts thoroughly with clean water after soaking to make sure your cat doesn’t ingest any chlorine that may be left behind.

Now it’s time to clean the motor. If it’s possible to remove components that are attached to the motor, remove them carefully so as not to break the device. Since each fountain is different, the owner’s manual can probably walk you through the specific process recommended for your fountain.

After your cat fountain has been cleaned, be sure to dry it thoroughly. Even though the device is meant to hold water, some components are not meant to operate while wet, especially any electrical parts. Once every component of the fountain is completely dry, you can reassemble it.

How Often Should the Water Be Changed?

Cats generally do not drink a lot of water, even when using a water fountain, so you may be wondering how often the water should be changed. In most cases, changing the water every 2 to 3 days is enough, but for those who live in hot humid climates, changing it more often may be necessary.

If you have multiple cats, it may be necessary to change the water each day. If your cat has a habit of getting dry food into the water, this may also require changing the water daily. To avoid this problem, try to keep some distance between the food and water bowls.

Conclusion

Getting your cat to drink plenty of water is key to maintaining his or her health. Cats lack a natural thirst mechanism, and in some cases they need to be motivated to drink more water, and the best cat water fountain can help in this regard. Cat water fountains come in all sorts of styles and price points, but spending a lot of money isn’t a requirement. As long as the fountain encourages your cat to drink more water and it provides the appropriate filtration and is made of hygienic materials, you’re good to go.

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