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Drinkwell Pet Fountain

September 27th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Does anyone here use this product, or have any input?
I was thinking of buying to for my dogs, as dog #1 will not drink water after dog #2 gets to it. #2 leaves tons of backwash and left over food in the water, and i guess #1 can taste it and is grossed out by it. So i always have to change the water a few times a day, and i am afraid that sometimes when i am not home, she is thirsty, but wont drink because it is not "fresh" water. My only concern is that i thought pets should only drink out of stainless steel bowls, and i see that this looks like plastic. I would really appreciate any thoughts or advice.
I have tried to make them drink out of 2 different bowls, but they don't understand that concept. Thanks in advance!
here is a link to the product.

September 27th, 2005, 12:22 PM
I only used one of these fountains for one of my earlier cats - at the time I lived in a very stuffy apartment, so I got one to encourage her to drink more - it worked great for her. She was spoiled and refused to drink water if it was warm or even room temp... needed to be cold, fresh water. It just needs to be cleaned and you need to change the charcoal filters every so often. Once my cat passed & I moved, I went back to the regular bowls. Now I keep a big jug of water in the fridge and just fill up the water bowls regularly.

September 27th, 2005, 01:35 PM
Many cats are like that. I have found that they would much rather drink cold water from a running source. These water fountains work quite well.

September 27th, 2005, 02:16 PM
I was looking at the dog-it fountain..
Cider drinks far too little. To the point where I'm having to submerge her dinner in water to make sure she's getting some..

My concern is what happens when the fountain looses popularity, and then the filters aren't made for it anymore.. That plus depending upon the fountain.. the filters can cost more than ones for a brita..

September 27th, 2005, 02:18 PM
These fountains have been on the market for several years, I don't think they will be going away so soon.

September 28th, 2005, 07:49 AM
So i should not be concerned that they are not stainless steel? If not, then i am going to buy one for my dogs, because i think it might get my girl to drink more often. How much do they cost in canadian $$? I am guessing under $100?

September 28th, 2005, 03:38 PM
Hi there,
I recently bought a "Cat-It" drinking fountain for my 2 cats and small dog.
They love it.
It wasnt anywhere near 100 dollars.
I got it at Petcetera on sale for 23.99 canadian, regular price of the dog-it and cat-its are around 36.99 canadian.

October 1st, 2005, 01:46 PM
I think I saw the drinkwell fountain in the Petcetera flyer I got yesterday for 28 bucks.

October 1st, 2005, 01:47 PM
Just don't get the Petmate dish that refills on its own. The water ends up tasting very plasticky and my doggies hated it. :rolleyes:

October 1st, 2005, 11:08 PM

The cat it fountain is on sale at petcetera in the same price range this week too.

I want the dog it fountain, if it would get my fruit loop to drink, but I am still afraid of filter avalibility in a few years.

October 2nd, 2005, 04:56 AM
Dont worry about filter availability.
It is a cheap filter anyway.
You can buy cheap carbon sponge for aquarium
filters in a 16x30 inch square, then just cut to fit.
Thats what im going to do when this filter is toast.

October 2nd, 2005, 02:46 PM
Awesome sneaky. Now I go back to wanting one again, lol

doggy lover
October 5th, 2005, 07:23 PM
I think Tucker would be playing in it all the time, he has a bottle one and he plays in that never mind a fountain.