PetSafe Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain
|Product Name:||Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain|
|Capacity:||1.4 litre (50 oz)|
|Price:||$ / $$$|
This is the water fountain our two cats are currently enjoying. We chose it because of the way the water spouted out and the overall size was not too big, yet substantial enough not to be easy knocked over. The 5-inch patented free-falling stream is great for aeration. Jasper likes putting his head under the stream and Belle likes drinking from the bottom pool. A winner for both cats. This fountain is in the top five best-selling fountains on many sites, so other cat owners are excited about it too!
Water Capacity and Holding
This fountain has a 1.4 litre (50 oz) capacity in a column by the filter that is housed at the back of the unit. Additionally, this model supports an optional reservoir for more water storage (shown in main photo) Water should be refilled every 3 days if you own one cat, and more frequently for more than one.
The filter is so easy to replace and can be done while the device is still running. PetSafe offers premium carbon filter replacements (CLICK HERE).
Cleaning and Disassembly
The device comes apart quite easily and the majority of it can be cleaned in the dishwasher. The pump will need to be hand-cleaned as per instructions. The only slightly difficult part is removing the plug that keeps the power cord for the pump in place and dry, but once you pop it out once, it is easy to do. Cleaning should be done once a week or so, similar to other water fountains.
PROS: Very simple to set-up and refill, the free-falling water stream allows cats options for where to drink, nice size and it is easy to change the filter. Additional water reservoir means even less refilling of the water.
CONS: Some spots are harder to clean, I found our pump wasn’t always as quiet as I wish.
OVERALL: This is a solid investment, we are happy with ours and would recommend it to others. We like the sound of the falling water.
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