4+ Stars Rating
Recommended for cats
and small to medium sized dogs
The PetSafe Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain is the perfect solution for pets that are attracted to running water and like to drink from dribbling faucets. The original drinking fountain was the first best selling product in its category, providing the best solution to encourage your cats or dogs to drink more fresh water and prevent dehydration. The pet fountain is a better option than a simple bowl, because it can provide your pet fresh, clean, filtered water. The 5 inch free-falling system imitates the freshness of wild streams and attracts your cats or small dogs to play with the water and to drink healthy amounts of water.
The unit works with replaceable charcoal filters that are easy to change. It comes with a submersible pump that provides continous circulated and purified water while it makes the operation quieter. The fountain has a wide ramp which prevents falling water to splash on the floor while gives your pet the option to drink from any angle. On the bottom it has rubber feet to prevent the unit from moving on slippery floors. It has the capacity to hold 50 ounces (1.4L) of water, you don’t have to worry about it going dry on a daily basis.
The charcoal filters are made of natural coconut shells and helps to keep the water fresh and free of debris. The carbon in the filters absorbs contaminants and chemicals like chlorine from the tap water. This removes odors and improves the taste of the water.
This pet fountain is for indoor use only and make sure that you are willing to clean the unit once a week. While the constant circulated water prevents bacteria growth on shorter periods, to ensure the fresh and clean water source you need to change filters often and clean the fountain preferably once a week.
1. Free-falling stream adds more oxygen for freshness, encouraging pets to drink more water.
2. Replaceable activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors for fresher, better-tasting water.
3. Circulation iprevents bacteria growth in between cleanings
5. Adjustable flow control to increase or decrease flow of water.
6. BPA-Free plastic is top-shelf dishwasher safe (excluding pump) for easy cleaning.
7. Power cord is 6-feet long with inline connection for easy disassembly.
– Encourages your pet to drink more water
– Replaceable charcoal filters purify the water
– Easy to set up and to operate
– Easy to disassemble and easy to clean
– Made of BPA-free plastic
– Receiving ramp reduces splash and sound of falling water
– Fairly low price for a professional unit
– Older model
– Not enough capacity for several pets
– Needs to change filters often
– Motor noise might scare nervous cats
The fountain in action
The Drinkwell Pet Fountain is not the latest fountain in the market, but can be an optimal choice if you would like to purchase a professional fountain for a considerably good price. I highly recommend it if you are looking for your first pet fountain, it might be a good investment to try out how your pets like the concept of pet fountains. If you are willing to clean the unit once a week and replace the filters often then drinking fountain can be a perfect solution to give your pets something to play with while in the same time you can keep them hydrated and healthy.
Keep in mind that this is an older model, to check out the full review of the newest design click here.