Rated 4 out of 5 by EveL Lovely thing, but...
I'm afraid it's not going to work for us and I will be returning it. It's gorgeous, heavy and well made, and very quiet. That being said, however, my dear girl is put-off by it nonetheless and won't use it :( I bought it as she has recently been diagnosed with kidney issues and I really thought she would go for this to keep her better hydrated. The trickling sound and movement of the water is very delicate, but it does emit a very faint hum which seems ever-so slightly amplified when the top half is in place. I put the fountain together gradually, piece by piece over the course of the week until my kids got accustomed to it. My boy seemed okay with it, but once fully assembled and turned on my girl wanted nothing to do with it. My disappointment is in no way a reflection on this fountain which otherwise is a high quality piece and would be simple to clean and maintain.
June 22, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by barichik Tripod Kitty LOVES it! Hydrated Kitty!
As soon as I started pouring water in this fountain, my tripod (3-legged) kitty's head was in it, investigating. I turned it on and expected him to run, but he was too curious to be afraid. He drank from it immediately, and didn't mind the tiny bit of start up noise. He kept going back and drinking all night obsessively, and I have noticed him drinking a lot more overall, hydrated kitty! It is very quiet overall, and easy to maintain, just pour a cup of water in every 1-2 days. I haven't had to clean it yet, but assembly showed me that it isn't very complex inside, so I don't see cleaning being much of a problem. It is very heavy ceramic and very attractive. I do agree with some of the other reviews in that I wish the inner plastic filter casing was also black, because it is a little visible white box against the rest of the attractive black bowl. But if you position it strategically you don't have to see the white part. ;) I also wish the cord was a little longer, it is only about 3-4ft, (though you could add an extension cord). Have not tried it yet with doggies, but other than needing to fill it more often with a larger dog, I think it would be great for them as well!
July 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spaz My Cats Love it!
I am not a person who writes reviews. I've had this product for about two weeks and my cats love it! As soon as I put water into the bowl and turned it on they were drinking out of it right away. There is a little noise when the top is not sitting on the bowl properly but if you move it around the noise goes away. I also think they're drinking more water now. Would totally recommend this product to anyone!
August 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rachel23 My cats love it!
I've had this product for about two weeks and my cats love it! I used to have a regular bowl and my cats always managed to make a mess. There was always water all over the floor. With this fountain, they can't tip it over and there's no mess at all. I also think they're drinking more water now, as they're always inspecting/playing with the fountain. Overall, I have no complaints. I received the fountain in 3 days and it was easy to set up. Would totally recommend!
July 31, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Buddy Works as advertised and looks great.
Works as advertised and looks great. Good product.
August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by MamaJay Cats Love It! Solid customer service from vendor!
Previous waterer was plastic and would get slimy in a couple of days. Not only does this ceramic waterer stay cleaner longer, our cats are drinking a lot more often than with the previous, plastic one. The first order from Chewy came with a slight, hairline crack and small leak, but a quick call to customer service and a replacement arrived within three days. We are hoping we can patch the leaky one so that we will have a back up. Very pleased with this item so far.
July 10, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by MsLinda Water Spout broke off
The ceramic water spout broke off right away. Had to glue it back. Have to be very careful when cleaning and reloading with water.
July 18, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Momofpaws fountain for cat
The fountain itself seems to be well designed, attractive and of a nice heavy ceramic like that in most toilet bowls. The motor is very quiet and has the option of several settings to control water flow. It is easy to clean, as well. Since we have only had it for a couple of weeks I cannot speak to longevity, but I hope it will last a very long time and that the Cat decides he will use it more.
I would probably give the fountain a much higher rating......if the cat would indicate he is using it. He is curious about it, sniffing and putting a paw into the water, but so far has not seemed to be drinking much. I got the fountain as insurance that he is taking in enough water but since I feed him primarily canned food and find that his litter box shows he is urinating a quite a bit, perhaps he is getting enough water without drinking much. Since I am concerned about struvites forming, I will continue to run the fountain and hope he uses it supplementally.
September 4, 2014