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 5 out of 5 by Memex6 very nice and quite.
My cats love it. It is quite. The fountain is a slow flow which is great. Both of my cats drink from the fountain flow as well as the bowl.
August 13, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by SadSam2 Don't buy it cuz the pump is very noisy.
I recently purchased this water fountain for my kittys and the fountain is lovely to look at but the moment I plug it in the pump begins to hum and the longer it's plugged in the louder the pump hums. So, being an easy person to get along with, I purchased another pump from you and it did the same thing. Is there a quiet pump out there like the one I had with the old fountain? This new pump I bought was the exact same pump as the old one but something was different as it hums, too. That, my friends, is why I do not recommend purchasing the fountain. But, I do like Chewy. Perhaps, after finding this out they might investigate the matter.
July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by LeiAnn MY CATS LOVE IT!
Both my cats love this fountain. The Burmese took to it right away, the Torte took about an hour to get used to it. Quiet, nice design, easy to clean, makes me love it too! Filters are SO reasonably priced. Needed them in San Diego badly, so many additives to the water there. Moved to Washington state last month, have well water here, much nicer tasting but still use filters as a precaution. Cats seem to drink more water and are quite healthy. Great product, great price.
July 28, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bob1 Good product, vg price.
I had an earlier model of the same unit. Fits together easily. Can be somewhat difficult to clean (it is dishwasher safe, though) and it's a little on the noisy side. Love the filter and water circulation features. Cats drink a lot from it.
August 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by TessaBear Started leaking after a few months.
I got the largest size of this water fountain in March, and now it leaks so bad I am unable to use it. We can't even find where it is leaking from! It left the floor completely soaked. Tried taking it apart and putting it back together with no change. It still leaked. This one was the main water bowl for my four dogs so it was used and refilled a lot, but I feel like it should have lasted more than 4 months. I bought the medium sized one for my cats, and that one has held up well. But if you need a larger one that will be used a lot, I would go with something different.
July 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Spicychristmas Loved It!
I have used this one for many years. I had stopped for a few months because Mine had broke. They last a long time. Got the new one! Yeah! The cats and dogs always drink more water from the fountain! Easy to clean. I take down 1x a week to give it a good cleaning..
July 9, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bonzo I like this product,but....
I bought this because my old one "growled" from the motor.I would like it much better if you could adjust the flow of water.It doesn't flow very much,and it's not because it needs cleaning. Overall it is a good product.
July 10, 2016