Top 8 Cat Water Fountains 2018 Reviews

Cat Water Fountains have gained in popularity over the past few years. They provide your cat with a continuous source of clean water and require a direct water hookup. This removes the possibility of contaminants that can occur when a bowl of water stands for long periods of time.

Connected to a water source, a valve controlled by a float, regulates the flow of water into the fountain. As the water goes down, the valve opens and the bowl refills. This provides your animal with good tasting water and does not require excessive cleaning, filters, refilling or electricity (in some models).

There are a number of cat water fountains on the market, each having special features. There are simple float valve controls as well as small electric appliances. However, both have the same basic principal of maintaining a good water flow into the bowl.

Some types of electric models have a small fountain that filter and recycle the water. Some have a raised bubbling fountain that provides 360-degree access to the water. The latter is best for households that have few cats. Others have a float valve which requires a water connection. There are also electrically controlled models that have a switch the cat is required to step on to cause clean water to run into the bowl.

8. BEACON PET LED PET WATER FOUNTAIN FRESH FLOW

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BEACON PET LED PET WATER FOUNTAIN FRESH FLOW

This pet water fountain features 2 carbon filters and 2 foam filters and can be adjusted for a high or low water stream. It has a low voltage, 12V System with a submersible pump. Having a 60 ounce water capacity, it is made of BPA-free plastic and can be used for cats and small or medium dogs. Its LED night lights allow pets to easily locate water in the dark. This unit contains a carbon filter that keeps water fresh by removing odors and bad tastes.

Pros

  • Cats reported to drink more water
  • Clean water available at all times
  • Comes assembled
  • Water flow adjustable
  • 1-year warranty

Pros

  • One customer complained that the fountain was too noisy
  • Difficult to clean
  • Difficult to contain location on hardwood floors
  • Water must be above pump at all times

7. is YOUNG PET FOUNTAIN AUTOMATIC WATER DISPENSER FOR DOGS AND CATS

is YOUNG PET FOUNTAIN AUTOMATIC WATER

This particular pet fountain automatic water dispenser is constructed of highly polished antibacterial PP resin, which is well known to promote a pet’s health and hygiene. It has a 56-ounce water supply which provides an opportunity for the pet to stay healthy by drinking more. Its fresh filter keeps the water clean at all times which promotes good hygiene.

Pros

  • Offers quick-release components for easy disassembly and cleaning
  • Low operating noise allows a pet to sleep undisturbed
  • Comes with a mat to avoid spills
  • Easy to sit up and easy to clean
  • Quiet pump
  • Variety of designs available
  • Silicon pad

Cons

  • Difficulty receiving extra filters

6. PETSAFE DRINKWELL CERAMIC AVLONG FOUNTAIN FOR PETS

PETSAFE DRINKWELL CERAMIC AVLONG FOUNTAIN FOR PETS

This pet drinking fountain comes with a large number of excellent features. These include a 70 ounce water capacity and dual free-fall streams, which add oxygen for freshness. There is an upper and lower dish, which allows two separate drinking areas. Its porcelain design is attractive, it is easy to clean and offers more hygienic surroundings. Assistance is available, via e-mail, six days a week. A carbon water filters out odors while a foam filter removes debris and hair.

Cons

  • 70 oz. Water Capacity
  • Free-fall steams add oxygen for freshness
  • Has both a carbon and foam filters
  • Has upper and lower drinking areas
  • Increases pet Hydration
  • Company assistance available 6 days a week

Pros

  • Complaint of motor breakdown at 9 months
  • Loud motor sound disturbed cats
  • Pump died after 4 days
  • Ceramic construction thin, breaks easily
  • Cats did not use due to water falling noise

5. CATIT FLOWER FOUNTAIN

CATIT FLOWER FOUNTAIN

This attractive pet drinking fountain is built with a flower in the center, which has water coming from different petals. It requires a minimum of floor space and continuously circulates 3 liters of water. There are 3 different water flow settings which allows an adjustment for any particular situation. Its dual-action water softening filter makes it possible to keep the water clean and odor free.

Pros

  • Matching food dish is available
  • Has a small energy-efficient pump
  • Continuously aerates and cools filtered water
  • Waterfall can be extended if desired
  • Flower attachment can be removed if needed
  • Pump is whisper quiet

Cons

  • Pump broke after 60 days
  • Product arrived with broken parts
  • Filters are too expensive
  • Wiring problem
  • Adapter fell apart
  • Pump does not move enough water

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4. PETSAFE DRINKWELL MULTI-TIER DOG AND CAT WATER FOUNTAIN 70 OZ

PETSAFE DRINKWELL MULTI-TIER DOG AND CAT WATER

This particular water fountain offers a 100 ounce water capacity with a free-falling stream. Its replaceable water filter is constructed of carbon that removes all traces of odors and bad tastes. It offers an elevated drinking dish for pets that are arthritic or old. Unlike many other fountains, it is top-shelf dishwasher safe and is constructed of BPA-free plastic. In addition, its safety and silence is enhanced with a low-voltage submersible pump.

Cons

  • Company provides phone or e-mail services six days a week for consultation
  • Fountain is produced by a well-known and reliable manufacturer
  • Quiet to operate
  • Works with multiple cats
  • Cats like it
  • Moving water encourages drinking
  • Opens easily for dishwasher cleaning
  • Instructions simple making an easy setup

Pros

  • Thin plastic, cracks easily
  • Pump failed in less than a year
  • Difficult to disassemble and clean
  • Top water level too high
  • Small drinking space
  • Pump too large

3. PETSAFE DRINKWELL 360 DOG AND CAT WATER FOUNTAIN, 128 OZ.

PETSAFE DRINKWELL 360 DOG AND CAT WATER FOUNTAIN

This pet fountain is circular with water erupting in the center and running down the sides. This allows drinking from any area. Its adjustable flow control cap allows an increase or decrease adjustment of the water flow. Made of BPA-Free plastic, it can be taken apart and easily cleaned in the dishwasher. Its 128 ounce water capacity makes it possible to use with more than one pet.

Cons

  • Easy to clean
  • Does not need constant refilling in dry climates
  • Easy to take apart and wash
  • Long lasting (one customer has had it for two years)
  • Easy to find replacement filters

Pros

  • Requires cleaning every 1-2 weeks
  • Must be kept full of water at all times
  • Difficult to clean due to small crooks and crannies
  • Cord too short
  • Filter does not catch cat hair
  • Super noisy

2. CAT MATE PET FOUNTAIN – 70 FLUID OZ

CAT MATE PET FOUNTAIN 70 FLUID OZ

This cat water fountain offers two drinking stations of different heights. Its features also include an isolated pump system, which makes it super-quiet and a ramp which diminishes the problem of water splashing. Water purification is provided by its polymer-carbon filter.

Cons

  • Company offers a 3 year guarantee
  • Multi-height drinking stations allows two cats to drink at the same time
  • Manual is provided with clear instructions
  • Easy to clean
  • Can be cleaned in the dishwasher
  • Sturdy construction, easy to take apart

Pros

  • Too noisy
  • Filters must be replaced too often
  • Requires a great deal of cleaning
  • Pump stopped working after a few hours
  • Intake side and impeller must be cleaned every week
  • Some cats are allergic to the plastic

1. PETSAFE DRINKWELL PLATINUM PET FOUNTAIN

PETSAFE DRINKWELL PLATINUM PET FOUNTAIN

This particular pet drinking fountain features a 168 ounce (1.3 gal) water capacity, which makes it possible to use with pets of all sizes. It has a built-in reservoir, which provides a free-falling filtered stream that attracts pets to drink more water. Made of BPA-free plastic, it is possible to wash the fountain on the top-shelf of the dishwasher. A replaceable carbon water filter insures the removal of bad odors and bad taste.

Cons

  • Size reduces the need for constant filling
  • Carbon water filter is easy to re-order
  • Reduces pet hydration by fountain’s attraction
  • Easy to refill
  • Some customers report have been using this unit for 4 years
  • Attractive to look at
  • Reservoir is clear plastic, easy to remove & refill

Pros

  • Rounded shape of reservoir tank makes it difficult to fill at sink
  • Difficult to clean due to sharp internal corners
  • Water leaked on the floor
  • Flow control lever will melt if put on bottom of dishwasher
  • Too much cleaning required
  • Difficult to take apart and put back together
  • When trap becomes clogged, water will overflow onto floor