Rated 5 out of 5 by Aimee3550 Very pleased with this product.
This product is so quiet that at first, I checked it several times to be sure it was running. My cats like the multi-height drinking stations and the quiet waterfall of running water. Overall, this is a great product, and I would recommend it.
March 31, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5 by JiminLB Quiet, but motor doesn't last
This fountain runs so quiet and my cats love drinking out of it. Too bad the motor doesn't last very long. I've had 2 motors go out after about 2-3 months. Chewy was nice enough to replace the first fountain and send me a new one, and that one just died. I'm not going to bother with asking for another replacement, I'll upgrade to the more expensive units that will actually last! My in-laws have the Drink Well and it's lasted years even though they never clean it and treat it like garbage.
October 28, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by CatDaddy Very good, but wish it wasn't made out of plastic
I like this fountain. It's quiet. And relatively easy to maintain. But I have concerns about the plastic which is polypropylene. All plastics leach no matter what the manufacturer claims.
But I really bought the Catmate fountain for "proof of concept" to make sure our cats would take to a fountain and I plan to upgrade to ceramic or metal as soon as I am sure.
If this fountain came in stainless steel or ceramic I would upgrade to that in a minute.
August 9, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wutziz Well designed and built cat fountain.
Well thought out design and great value for the cost. Made from thick molded plastic, should last indefinitely with a little care. The only real question is about the longevity of the pump which is under a 1 year warranty provided you register at the maker's web site. The included small 12v DC pump is easily clipped to the spout, but the clip and spout together are designed specifically for the included pump. Not completely silent, has a very slight hum because of the pump's direct contact to the spout. Planning ahead for the pump to eventually fail, exact replacements are not readily apparent on the web and alternatives will require simple mods that may include the addition of a short flexible hose from a different pump to the fountain spout. Comes with a single rectangular filter in a snap-together plastic housing that can be disassembled and cleaned. Filter has sparse charcoal pellets that can be easily discarded and may be considered unnecessary in the first place. Easy to clean, all parts submersible in water except for the plug on the short pump cord that connects to the wall wart plug. Probably should consider getting a small kit of bottle brushes to aid in cleaning areas such as the fountain spout and a few other small or tight places in the molding.
My cat has been drinking from a water bowl for 13 years and I recently decided to try to get him drinking more for his health. Offering both the bowl and fountain, he took to the fountain in less than a week using the bowl section and second tier, but he's never been particularly finicky about changes with a little time allowed to adjust. Chewy's price is the best I found on the web. IMO highly recommended to all indoor cat owners if you don't mind regularly cleaning it.
October 1, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by dolldemon No spraying on floor
Like this because (like others) it does not spray water all over the floor and surrounding area. My cat does not seem to like it for some reason though. But, she seems to have gotten used to drinking from the sink from the previous owners or her own habit. Think she is just afraid of it for some reason. Cat habits are really hard to break unless you start from kitten.
May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by donna131 quiet !
my cat's drink more and one cat that would only drink from faucet now drinks from top level of fountain.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatGirly Best Pet Water Fountain!!!
Like the description says, it is "quiet"! Also, my 3 cats love drinking out of it!
I had another pet water fountain before this one which I used when I went out of town so their water would stay fresh since I couldn't change it out everyday but this one takes the cake.... The other one was loud and noisy so I didn't use it for everyday usage.
This one I leave out daily (not just for trips) and change the water about 1X week. I only use Spring water so I find I do not need to change it out more than that. I do clean the fountain every week, (quick wipe down in the sink) and change the filter every 2 weeks (I have 3 cats).... The replacement cartridges come in a pack of 2.
But hands down, this is the only fountain you will need!
December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LunaticKitty Love this fountain!
I've had this cat fountain for almost a year now and our kitties adore it. I tried two other similar products before this, which didn't work out due to water splashing or being too loud. This fountain is completely quiet. We keep it in our dining room and cannot hear it even while sitting at the table. It never splashes and our two cats enjoy drinking from different levels.
One thing to note - regular cleaning of the pump is a must. Hair, lint and food crumbs can get trapped in the pump, which can cause it to break (discovered this through extensive review reading). If cleaned the pump is rinsed and cleaned at least once a week you should have no problems!
September 20, 2014