Drinkwell Replacement Carbon Filters

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Rated 4.3959 out of 5 stars
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About This Item

  • High-quality filters are designed exclusively for use in the Drinkwell Avalon, Pagoda and Sedona pet water fountains.
  • Duo-density polyester pre-filter prevents hair, debris and sediment from entering the pump or water bowl.
  • Activated carbon removes bad tastes and odor for fresh, clean water your furry friend will love.
  • Changing the filter regularly also reduces wear and tear on the water pump to help prolong its useful life.
  • Available in convenient 4-count and 12-count packs; each filter provides two to four weeks of filtration.

Compatible With:

Drinkwell Replacement Carbon filters are compatible with the Drinkwell Avalon, Drinkwell Pagoda and Drinkwell Sedona.


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MaterialPolyester, Plastic, Synthetic FabricPolyester, Synthetic FabricPolyester, Plastic, Synthetic FabricPolyester, Synthetic FabricPlastic
Assembly RequiredNoNoNoNo
Health FeatureKidney Care, Urinary Tract Health

Questions & Answers

12 Customer Questions


How long should I rinse these filters before using them? It seems if I rinse or don’t rinse these, the water turns gray from the charcoal. I have concerns about the taste, appearance, and health concerns with this charcoal in the water.
Answer by ChewyMay 30, 2018
We recommend a quick rinse before adding it to the fountain. Prolonged rinsing prior to being used in the filter can contribute to extra debris in the water.

How often does the filter need to be changed?
Answer by ChewyJul 17, 2019
These filters should be replaced every 2 to 4 weeks; this helps extend the life of your fountain and pump.

How do I replace the new filter into the fountain?
Answer by ChewyMay 02, 2019
Rinse the charcoal filter thoroughly in cold water to help remove any excess and loose charcoal dust. Once the filter is rinsed off, place inside the filter housing case with the larger side facing down. The filter will only fit inside the case one way, if it does not fit, flip it over. Attach the lid to the filter housing case, press down until you hear it snap in place.

Do these filter work with the Seascape model fountain?
Answer by ChewyMar 12, 2021
This filter is guaranteed to fit the PetSafe® Drinkwell® 1/2 Gallon, 1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, Butterfly, Avalon, Pagoda, Seascape, Sedona, Seaside and Creekside Pet Fountains.


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197 Customer Reviews



Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By romy123 on Jul 17, 2022

Awful filters, terrible product!

The fountain portion of this product is excellent. My Maine Coon loves to drink out of the water fountain. Unfortunately the carbon and foam filters are absolutely awful. As other reviewers mention, the carbon filters break open after only a few days of use and charcoal is everywhere rendering the fountain useless. Consequently the time spent cleaning the water fountain properly is a serious commitment. The pictures included show what regularly happens to my fountain after only 1 week, sometimes even after a few days. Unfortunately customer service does not have any recommendations, other than to use the fountain without any filters. Previously these filters were quite well constructed and would never break open. Within the last couple years the quality has completely deteriorated. I want to continue using this water fountain for my cat, but I have finally had enough. Other buyers beware!


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Suzanne on Sep 24, 2022

these filters are awful

we've had this fountain for over a year, i recently ordered these filters. after first use with a few days the fountain stopped working. fan was clogged with gross black goo. i have had to replace filters weekly. i am going to return unopened box.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By tomm on Aug 22, 2022

Useful filter

This is the filter that goes in my cat's drinking fountain, so I don't have an option really. My tip to anyone using this filter is to rinse it before putting the fountain back together. I have cleaned my fountain and put it all back together only to find that there was lint on the filter and now I had to take the fountain apart and rinse everything.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LoneStarMimi on Jul 22, 2022

Only Buy These Filters!

After having bought a box of generic filters that said they were compatible with my water fountain (brand and model), I will never purchase anything except the Drinkwell replacement filters. After we installed the first generic filter, the fountain ceased pumping any water. My husband tried to determine the problem and he said it was the filters. I immediately ordered a box of the Drinkwell filters and the moment we put the first filter in, the fountain worked perfectly! I’ll only buy Drinkwell filters in the future!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KimM on Jul 21, 2022

Get the Four Pack!

I purchased the 12-pack from somewhere else recently and while I had never had issues before, I had the same problem that others have mentioned where the carbon dust was loose in the individual packages and I had to just throw them away. Someone mentioned getting the four pack and I would have to agree! They look the way they are supposed to look - no loose dust that turns the entire filter black. While it might be more per filter to buy the four-pack, you are saving money if you have to toss the entire 12-pack away.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By CatOwnerCreativeName on Jun 16, 2022

Carbon Leaks Out?

I use the PetSafe fountain, which uses these filters. The fountain came with a filter, and I wasn’t happy that the carbon was in the water basin, but I read that was common with first use. Whatever, that’s fine. But I rinsed it off after a few days while cleaning the fountain, and after that it would leave a black/grey ring after a few days. It kept doing that. I assumed maybe there was something off with that filter, so when I bought these replacements I thought it might be different. I’ve only used one out of the pack, and it kept leaving a ring. Maybe that’s not a big deal though? Should I care? I use filtered water anyway, so I’m trying not using the carbon filter and just using the sponge. I assume the ring isn’t hurting my cat or anything(?) but it’s just kind of annoying.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jenny on Aug 30, 2022

Great value!

Great value, multi-pack is very budget friendly. 12 cartridges is a wonderful find! Will be buying again.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Barb66 on Apr 6, 2022

Defective filters

Opened box of filters and 2 of the 4 are not sealed!! They leaked carbon all over the inside of the packaging. The other 2 are barely sealed, the covering is way off to the side and doesn't look safe. I have used these for years - I love my Drinkwell fountain and so do my cats. The price on these filters has gone up and the quality control no longer exists. I have seen other similar complaints that are recent - looks like they have a problem. What to do? Its the only filter that will fit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By catbarb on Apr 15, 2022

Great filters, great fountain!

I bought these for my Drinkwell Avalon water fountain. The cats love their fountain (I have had it for several years!) and I love the fact that they are drinking more water than if I just put down a water bowl. When I do periodic cleaning, they all sit around the mat, waiting for me to put it back and fill it. This is a great investment in their health!!


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By SweetKitty on Jul 3, 2022

Black Dust Falling out of Filters

There is a lot of fine black dust falling out of these filters. I need to find a substitute for them that will fit.