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 Happy2 Excellent product
The customer service was great. The product is wonderful
October 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Libby It is working well.
It took our cat several day to ajust. We think he was not sure of the noise the battery made.
October 13, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by yarncrafter great fountain, but...
I have had one of these fountains for a number of years, and it has been great. Unfortunately the reservoir developed some algae and a replacement could not be found so I ordered a new fountain. The new fountain arrived and in assembling it I found that the new motor made so much noise I used the one from the old fountain that makes no noise at all.
October 3, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by TheKids2 Excellent product!!
I've bought different water fountains a couple of times and this is by far the best!! It's quiet (not the quietest) as long as it has water in the reservoir, otherwise, it'll make a gurgling annoying sound. I particularly don't use the carbon filter as sometimes this leaves dust on the bottom, but it works wonders without it. I hope this fountain last me a few years just like the last one did!! Besides, this fountain in this site is way cheaper than amazon, petco, etx!!
Excellent product, I highly recommend it!!
September 21, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by ShareK Just the right size.
This is the second one I've purchased. I dropped the water holder on the first one and it cracked. This is quiet and not too difficult to clean which is a big plus. No splashing of water but enough movement to draw out kitty's attention.
September 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by danekrazy This water fountain is great.
My cats and I love this. And they are drinking more water which is a health benefit!
August 28, 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