Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Great Fountain but must be properly cleaned often
I share my life with two dogs and eight cats. The Pet Fountain does stimulate their desire to drink water (and play with water :) which is much healthier for them. I recommend it highly.
It is essential that the fountain is disassembled and thoroughly disinfected frequently otherwise germs circulate throughout the assembly and debris can buildup in the pump, channels, etc.
The magnetic impeller must be removed from the pump and cleaned since fur and food can accumulate inside which will cause contamination as well as burn out the motor.
Obviously, cleaning the fountain takes much more time than using a water bowl. If you do not want to add to your cleaning chores, do not buy this, But if you love your furry children as much as I love mine, order it immediately!!!
November 1, 2013
The reservoir is easy to fill and insert inverted into the bowl. Just pull the stem on the reservoir cap up to seal it before inverting; and then slide it into the back of the bowl frame. The pump is quiet and the water flow has a variable adjustment. The pump is situated before the filter so it will need cleaning periodically. This is easy to do; just snap the pump out and flush with water. Easy!
November 16, 2013
absolutely perfectâbest purchase for your pets!
I am watching my boys drink from this amazing fountain as I type. I cannot stress how much I love this thing. I previously had the Drinkwell mini, but with two kittens, I couldn't leave them alone for more than a day without it running out. It also was less sturdier, so when they went running about the house and wrestling, and accidentally bumped into it, water would spill out as well. I've had this fountain two weeks and have yet to need to refill it, and it doesn't move in the slightest. Because I had the mini, I assumed my boys would take to it right away; not the case. I guess given its size, they were a bit intimidated. It took a couple of days, but they now go up to it and drink several times a day. I'm planning to add a puppy to the family, and I'm sure the fountain will still be able to last at least a week. I highly recommend this particular fountain to anyone; best money you'll ever spend!
August 30, 2014
Now it is easy to keep fresh water for my pets
I started looking for a fountain pet water fountain when I was taking care of my sister's dog during its last days of life. He had stopped eating but he would drink water but only if it was fresh. I had read about the health benefits of water that was circulated and filtered so I thought I would give the fountain a try for my dogs and cat. The cat loved it from the start, drinking from the stream. One dog was comfortable drinking from the basin right away, but the other dog was a little scared of the running water. I unplugged it for a couple of days so she could get used to drinking from it. Now she loves the fountain as much as the others.
October 20, 2013
5 Stars...fast ship...great product!!!
Love this fountain for my kitties!! This is my second one. The fountain has a great motor that keeps the water moving so it is always cool and clean. The large reservoir allows for days of fresh water. Great for cats that won't drink from a bowl!!
The filters are a must...best price I've found is here!
December 18, 2013
Great little fountain
I purchased the Platinum Drinkwell. I have a Cairn Terrier and two cats. The dog likes it, but doesn't seem overly thrilled. He just walked up and drank out of it from the first time and doesn't even seem to notice that it's different from his water bowl. Both cats were intrigued. One cat thinks it's the greatest thing in the world. The first day he wouldn't go more than 5 feet away from it. I like that I don't have to change water everyday. Generally I empty and refill twice a week, but I could probably could only fill once a week and be OK. I heard some reviews that it's too loud, but that doesn't seem to be the case with me. One time it got a little loud, but I pushed down on the top and it stopped. I think the top was just loose. All in all a great purchase and would do it again.
May 8, 2014
I am very pleased with the product and my cat loves it! I will be using you more offend!
April 30, 2014
Excellent Water Fountain
I didn't expect it to be so large, but it is perfect. My cats have been using a water fountain system for years, but this is a big upgrade from what we had.
My cats were fascinated by the free falling water and are drinking more water than they did before. Also, the Drinkwell stays much cleaner than the one I had.
I am very, very pleased this purchase.
April 8, 2014