Rated 5 out of 5 by Lake Good fountain for cats
I have been using the Petmate fountains for about 10 years now, this 108 oz one is the fourth I've purchased. With regularly cleaning, the pumps last 4+ years. I have four cats and keep two fountains running at opposite ends of the house. The pump is quiet emitting only a low hum unless the water level is too low in which case it gurgles obnoxiously. I've had no trouble with water leaking or splashing about.
The cats are drawn to the running water enticing them to drink sufficiently. That's my primary reason for using these. I don't bother with the filters at all; I run them without filters. Instead, I take them apart about every 10-14 days to be washed. Prior to washing, I put a dollop of bleach in and let the motor run for a couple of minutes. This helps eliminate the bacterial film that can form on the plastic.
Overall, the cats like the fountain, it's reasonably quiet, will last more than 4 years if well maintained, and requires regular cleaning.
May 20, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Cookie Not what I expected.
The water does not flow out the spout with the filter in place. When I took the filter out, there was a very weak flow of water.
May 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by ncdancer Does the job
I have the large one for my inside cats and decided my outside cats deserve fresh water too. Although the pump makes a bit of noise, it's doing what I want it to do.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mich Cool feature
My cats love this.. They are obsessed with the fountain feature .. It makes them drink more water.
April 19, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Heyyou Was loud then stopped
I love all the products I continue to order on Chewy but this has been the only dud as it was put together correctly and was loud now doesn't work so I'm sending it back :( I will return it for another brand
April 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jcubiotti Awesome!
Cats love it! Very easy to assemble and great quality.
April 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dede Awesome
Love this product...ditched another competitive product in favor of this one. What do I love about it? NO WATER DRIPS on the floor. Spent most of my time with the competitive product removing water from the floor. What else do I love about it? REALLY QUIET MOTOR. It's an awesome product...highly recommended.
February 1, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by CatsInCalif Inconvenient to fill & clean
Had 108oz version. After a couple of years I HAD to find a different kind because SUCH a pain to fill and clean.
Filling: Needs frequent refills if only refill water bowl and don't use water-holding insert (part you see as clear in the pic, 'water bottle'#.
To fully fill it you PRY #yes, pry# and jiggle off the top lid, unscrew water bottle cap, fill it thru the nickel size hole, screw cap back on, insert it back into bowl after turning upside down, and snap the top lid back on. It may not sound too bad, but it gets old real quick.
Cleaning: all that and MORE to clean it; lots of nooks and crannies; should be done regularly to avoid the slimy and scaly part. #Cleaning after spraying with vinegar and waiting 10 minutes helped calcium buildup come off, but can't soak it because of size.#
I later bought cleaning brushes which helped with the nooks and crannies, but some parts STILL quite tough to clean. #If you buy this - buy the brushes at the same time. Trust me, you'll need them.#
Otherwise... worked consistently and the cats were fine with it. But I wouldn't use it again even if it were free.
October 5, 2014