Rated 4 out of 5 by Basinah New Design Fail
There's no question that a fountain for our four-leggeds is a must. My cats love it and not once since I got my first Drinkwell 8 years ago has the cat who used to bust into the bathroom wanting the tap turned on to get fresh water perpetrated that little trick (though he will still bust in--but what cat doesn't??)
Please note in the above paragraph I mentioned "my first Drinkwell." I'm now on number 4. It runs 24 hours a day and I don't have city water so I can understand the motor conking out after a few years--but when I got Drinkwell #3 I found they had changed the design--and, as it would turn out, not for the better.
At first it seemed genious. The pump was now easily accessible. Rather than trying to get it out from beneath the fountain it was now on the topside of the fountain right by the flow adjustment valve. The pump's new placement also meant fewer parts to fit back together when cleaning.
What I didn't expect was that the new design meant more clogging where the water is sucked up--and unlike the old one where you could just pull out the fluff clogging it now it had to be taken apart. Not a huge deal--unless you're heading to work when you notice it.
When Drinkwell #3 died after not even 10 months I was in disbelief and less than pleased (note: that one was NOT purchased through Chewy). Disassembling the until I found the motor had seized up. I had been cleaning it as I always had but with the new model, when they tell you to get a bottle brush, disassemble the pump, and clean the parts well, THEY AREN'T KIDDING!!
When you order the fountain you may as well order the cleaning brush because you'll want it!
June 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RxRep8072 Great features...good value
This is my second Drinkwell fountain. With three cats, it doesn't take long for the water reservoir to become fouled. The Drinkwell does an excellent job of aerating the water and filtering out the particulate matter that inevitably is deposited by the cats after they've finished eating. I highly recommend this product, whether you have one cat or multiple cats. I believe Drinkwell makes a larger unit for dogs. My same review would apply as well.
August 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joolie71 This is exactly what I needed for my two cats.
My two cats were in the habit of tugging at their water bowl and spilling it everywhere. One of them constantly "begged" for running water in the sink whenever I was in my bathroom. I went on a search and found the pet fountain. It is great. The directions warned that it might take pets some adjusting to get used to it. I could barely get it set up with my cats' natural curiosity driving them crazy! It took them maybe two seconds to take their first drinks. They love it and I feel much better about their water situation.
July 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Trippg3 The Fountain works great...
I bought this fountain for a couple of reasons. One, for me, as my eyesight is poor and I could never see the water running in the other manufacturers fountain bowl. My second reason is my cat is attracted by the sound of the cascading stream of water and the bubbles that cause him to bite at the water, in fun.
The filter is also more substantial and the flow is totally adjustable. This is a nice addition to our kitchen due to the ambiance created by the bubbling water...
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by MochaandJulius This product does what its supposed to to.
I just got our second fountain, the same model as before. The first one lasted about 6 years, running full time, and was still working, although was getting very noisy. I don't know if they drink more with the fountain, but I am sure they enjoy the running water. Maine Coon kittens like playing in it but with adulthood comes more, "serious", drinking. I keep a tray under the fountain in case, "someone", decides to put their paw under the running water and deflects it out of the bowl.
August 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by zimrob Excellent product!
This is the second one we have owned and it works very well. Puppy loves to drink from the flowing water. Water is clean and cool and it works really well. Highly recommend.
December 16, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by QMac Fountain works & cat uses it.
Fountain helps keep cat from wanting to drink from sink and other water supplies. So far, operating well.
October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JB324 Takes Getting Used To...
Originally, my dogs were scared to death of the thing. I had another bowl of water down at first, just for that reason. I told them once that was gone, they're just gonna have to get used to the fountain. Well, they did, and now they love it! They don't even drink water outside anymore that they've found in puddles and bowls, they wait until they're inside to drink the deliciousness that is filtered water!
October 10, 2013