Best Water Fountains for Cats

It’s no surprise cats are drawn to running water and demand access to fresh, clean water at all times. To ensure your cat is drinking enough water, consider a water fountain that provides fresh water. Drinking fountains are a fun way to encourage your cat to drink and are great for multiple pet homes.

The benefits of having a water fountain go far beyond the preferences of your kitty. If your cat does not get enough water, he may be at risk to a number of health issues, including urinary tract infections, kidney problems and more. Another added benefit is you will not be filling the bowl up daily, which means less work for you. Also, the movement of running water will invite your cat to drink, which ensures that your cat has a healthy gums, shiny coat and prevents constipation. With all this in mind, here are 5 of the best water fountains that will encourage your cat to drink more water.

Comparison

NameCapacityDimensions 
Catit Fountain3 Liters8.3 x 8.3 x 7.3 in
Petsafe Drinkwell Pet Fountain1.3 Gallons10.63 x 15.88 x 10.5 in
isYoung Automatic Water Dispenser88 Ounces9.84 x 9.84 x 14.3 in
Beacon Pet Water Fountain 1.8 Liters 9.75 x 7.61 x 4.29 in
Ownpets Automatic Drinking Fountain 3 Liters/ .8 Gallons12.4 x 4.15 x 6.88 in

Products

Catit Fountain

The unique design makes only fresh water available to your cat. This pretty fountain allows 3 different water flow settings for picky drinkers as well as oxygenation for fresher, better tasting water. with a 3 liter capacity system, it takes up little floor space.

This water dispenser includes a dual-action water softening filter and a small energy-efficient pump. If you love this ergonomic designed fountain, consider the  matching the Catit Multi Feeder

The Good

  • Easy to clean
  • Consistent water flow
  • Uses little electricity

The Bad

  • Cats can flip it over, if they choose
  • Some cats may not like the noise
  • May not hold enough water for multiple cat homes

Petsafe Drinkwell Pet Fountain

This free-falling water stream entices pets to drink more and is large enough for all pet sizes. The built-in reservoir increases capacity which in turn requires less water refilling. The unit is BPA free plastic and is dishwasher safe.

The package includes a replaceable carbon water filter. The filters purpose is to remove bad tastes, odors and keep the water fresh. This is also a great idea for preventing urinary and kidney diseases in cats due to increased hydration.

 

The Good

  • Easy to clean
  • Replacement filters are cheap
  • Tank is easily refilled

The Bad

  • Lots of tight areas to clean
  • Some don’t like the trickling noise it makes
  • Tends to get build up in the bowl area

isYoung Automatic Water Dispenser

isYoung water fountain provides a fresher and better tasting, filtered water for your kitty. The large water tank capacity will encourage your pets to drink more which in turn helps them to stay healthy.

This fountain features a quick-release component for convenient disassembly and cleaning. With a noise-cancelling feature, this water dispenser won’t affect you or your cats sleep.

The Good

  • BPA free
  • Dishwasher safe
  • 6 foot long powercord
  • Quieter than most fountains

The Bad

  • Needs to be cleaned often
  • Running water sound

Beacon Pet Water Fountain 

This fountain provides 2 changeable free-falling streams. It adds oxygen for freshness which encourages pets to drink more water. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and has a 60 ounce water capacity.

An LED night light makes the water glow and helps your cat find water in the dark. It features a system with submersible pump for a more quiet operation. The  carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors, keeping water fresh and appealing to your cat.

 

The Good

  • Cats really like the LED feature
  • Pump is quiet

The Bad

  • When water is low, pump gets loud
  • Water reservoir could fit tighter
  • Small parts difficult to clean

Ownpets Automatic Drinking Fountain 

The Ownpets® 0.8 Gallon Pet drinking fountain is great for all sizes pets. Free-falling water stream entices pets to drink more while helping to prevent urinary and kidney diseases in cats through increased hydration.

There are two drinking areas for different sizes of pets. The upper falling water area is designed for taller and larger pets.

This fountain contains a pre-filter sponge to catch hair and other large particles before they reach the pump. The activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors for fresher, better-tasting water. The super quiet motor power won’t make your pets nervous or disturb your pets even when they were sleep. Its easy to remove the parts and easy to clean. 

 

The Good

  • One year warranty
  • Very quiet
  • Great for different size pets

The Bad

  • Trickling water sounds

Water fountains are an easy and effective way to guarantee that your cat has fresh and clean water, with little maintenance. And remember that your kitty needs to drink water to stay healthy.

 

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