Category «Pet Care II»

Choosing The Right Cat Water Fountain

When you have a cat, you want to ensure they have the best of everything. These little creatures are lazy and love comfortable living conditions.

Apart from ensuring they have a place of their own to curl up in and rest in, they need to be fed properly too. While a food dish is important, a cat needs to be well hydrated too. Not all cats prefer drinking out a water dish that can get dirty due to the food in the dish or other dirt particles. For such fussy cats, you need a cat water fountain that can provide a constant source of clean fresh running water.

How To Choose

When you choose a water fountain for your cat, don’t just blindly go by tags that say “this is the best water fountain for cats”. Keep these points in mind before you can buy a cat water fountain:

Capacity 

If you have more than one cat or are planning to leave the cat for a day or two, you will need a water fountain with a large capacity.

Types

There are three different types of water fountains to choose from for your cat

  • Gravity – These are noisy and sound like the regular office water fountains. Though these don’t have a motor, they can be very complicated to fill up without spilling water all over.
  • Charcoal Filters – Charcoal bits keep floating into the water reservoir and it takes a lot of time and effort to effectively clean it out, only to have more charcoal pieces float in, in few minutes. Cleaning this requires a lot of rinsing and the filters themselves will have to be replaced regularly.
  • Multistage Filtration System (bubblers) – These can scare some cats. Not every cat would like to drink from this type. Also, cleaning this filter is much more complicated than just replacing the water frequently in a bowl.

Choose the right water fountain for your cat and watch it enjoy drinking from it every single time.