|Lifestage||Puppy, Kitten, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Kitten, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Senior, All Lifestages||Puppy, Adult, Senior|
|Breed Size||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||All Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds|
|Bowl & Storage Feature||Spill Proof||Spill Proof||Spill Proof||—||Spill Proof|
|Compatibility||Plug-In Power||Plug-In Power||Plug-In Power||—||—|
|Tools Included||No Tools Required||No Tools Required||No Tools Required||—||—|
We bought one to see if they would like it and ended up with multiple ones FYI we have 12 kitties right now and they loved it so much we couldnt even get it filled before they were using it. They are actullay drinking more now then they used to. We have to refill them multiple times a day. Works great. Kitty approved. Human approved.
I have been considering a fountain for a while. After many fountains I considered, this one fit what I was looking for. Not plastic and nice sound of gentle running water like a small brook. As for my 4 cats, I hit a home run in their eyes!! They are drinking more water which is a good thing. Some reviews mentioned the fountain was loud. I do not think it is loud and it is right by my living room. I find it soothing and not at all over powering. My dogs even like it. Cleaning it is very easy.
I had a similar bowl for several years but when I moved to a different state it didn’t move with me. They get fresh water in a bowl but seem to prefer faucet in bathroom. I decided to buy this, but so far they have pretty much ignored it. Last Sunday I washed it and before I could plug it back in they were drinking from it. Sporadically they are drinking from it. I’m hoping they will love it as much as the one they used to have.
Set up was easy enough, but it is so loud. The water pumps with enough force that my cats are afraid of it. I have it upstairs and it sounds like a tub running from downstairs. Its distracting enough I cannot sleep with it plugged in. My cats will not go near it when its running anyway.
My cats just love using it. And since I have two cats it's even better because they can drink at the same time because there are two sides.
This fountain LOOKS great, but has some serious quality of life issues that made us return it. (Well, Chewy gave us a refund and let us donate to a local shelter, which is great!) I purchased the Pagoda fountain to try to appease one of my cats, who would not drink out of the recently purchased Seascape fountain, but would drink out of the sink (in addition to a regular water bowl), presumably because he liked the sound. (The Seascape has no or a very quiet trickling water sound.) I thought the Pagoda would be a good option for him. Unfortunately the water sound on the Pagoda fountain is so loud that he is scared of it. Honestly, it's so loud that it was annoying to have in my office even with noise-canceling headphones on. It's like the designers went 90% of the way in creating the middle upright portion, but didn't make its base wide enough or maybe the spout shape correct so that the water flows down the side rather than splashing straight down into the basin. I was able to "fix" this in an ugly way, similar to other reviewers, by shoving two shot glasses next to the side so that the sound is a slight trickle instead of a loud splashing. Unfortunately, neither cat wants to drink out of it. To add insult to injury, the picky cat started drinking out of the Seascape fountain, at least sometimes. Both the Seascape and the Pagoda have another issue that may make me replace the Seascape eventually: there are quite a few plastic parts, which I was trying to minimize by buying a ceramic fountain. The "foam" filters are plastic, the carbon filters are cased in plastic, and all the pump/filter pieces are plastic. I fully scrub the whole thing twice a week, and it still gets pretty gross, especially the nooks and crannies on the plastic pieces. The filters also seem to look gross faster than they recommend replacing them, so I'm replacing them almost twice as often as they say and that adds up.
Bought this in 2021 and my cats love it! Maintenance: - Dishwasher once a week - Change carbon filter every month (recommended 2 - 4 months). I took out the weird foam filter because it smells. Otherwise it's beautiful and reliable, and the parts all appear to be replaceable. The one con is it does make light water splashing noises, which might annoy you if you're sensitive to that kind of thing.
Bought in 21. Kept packaged until 22. Died 8/19/22. Thorough weekly cleanings. Just ordered new supplies. Really disappointed.
I have bought a few Drinkwell fountains in the past and have always been impressed with the design and durability of them. I really like the different drinking levels and options since I have multiple cats and they all have their preferences. I also think it looks pretty good in my home. The one thing I wish would be improved is the connection between the pump and the electrical cord and the water channel. I find it a little complicated but that may just be me. I have had this fountain for well over a month now so this is not an off the cuff review.
I bought one about a year ago for my 2 cats (young adult cat and a senior cat) hoping to encourage more water consumption for a healthier life. Neither had ever had a drinking fountain before. The cats absolutely loved it, and preferred it to just a regular bowl of water. I really wish I'd bought this fountain earlier in my senior cat's life because this made him so happy. My senior cat recently passed away at 16yrs, and I've since adopted a kitten and another young adult - so now I'm up to 3 cats. I decided to add a second fountain in another room. Even the new cats love the fountains. It's takes a couple days to get used to the flowing water sound, but it's actually quite relaxing. The sound is very similar to a fish aquarium. I ordered about a years worth of replacement filters (there are 2 filters). It's nice to have the filters already on hand for when I clean the fountains. I clean and replace the filters about twice a month, but you may be able to go longer in-between replacements. The cleaning is actually quite easy. I do recommend getting a cleaning brush kit, but I think a toothbrush could work too.