PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
|Product Name:||Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain|
|Capacity:||4.9 litre (168 oz)|
|Price:||$$ / $$$|
|Color:||Light Grey Specle|
For cats that enjoy drinking water right from the tap, like my male cat does, this fountain features the same patented free-falling stream of water as the Drinkwell Original (the one my cats love), but comes with some extra bells that make it worth extra the investment. The larger reservoir of water means less refilling, and the rubber feet, combined with the snap-on lid, ensure less chance to spillings and tips. This fountain is in the top five best-selling fountains on many sites, so other cat owners are buying it for their cat!
Water Capacity and Holding
This fountain has a whopping 4.9 litre (168 oz) capacity in a column by the filter combined with a giant reservoir. Water should be refilled every 9-11 days if you own one cat, and more frequently for more than one. Make sure to clean it when you refill it!
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, the free-falling water stream allows cats options for where to drink, nice size and it is easy to change the filter
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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