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PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain - Automatic Drinking Fountain for Cats and Dogs, Filtered Water, 5 Litre £23.99 @ Amazon.

  • Easy refill - Featuring a Removable Reservoir, the Platinum Pet Fountain can be topped up easily and the attached Reservoir cap reduces the chance of Spills
  • Easy Clean - The Snap lock lid and Dishwasher Safe design of the Platinum make disassembly and Cleaning the Pet Fountain Simple
  • Adjustable stream - The adjustable, Free Flowing Stream encourages pets to drink from the Fresh, running Water and is ideal for fussy felines that refuse to Drink from their Water Bowl
  • Anti splash - Reducing the Sound of running water to a trickle, the receiving ramp also minimalises the amount of splash from the Free Flowing Stream, helping your pets acclimate to the Fountain
  • Warrabty - The Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain includes a two-year manufacturer's warranty
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What`s wrong with a bowl ?
mikeportsmouth27/12/2019 06:31

What`s wrong with a bowl ?



Cats in particular are notorious for not drinking much & running water often encourages them to drink
Edited by: "tiggerloveslife" 27th Dec 2019
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There is also a smaller 1.5L version available for £17.49 but delivery costs will apply if you're not a Prime Member or are spending under £20....
amazon.co.uk/Pet…OLE

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What`s wrong with a bowl ?
mikeportsmouth27/12/2019 06:31

What`s wrong with a bowl ?



Cats in particular are notorious for not drinking much & running water often encourages them to drink
Edited by: "tiggerloveslife" 27th Dec 2019
mikeportsmouth27/12/2019 06:31

What`s wrong with a bowl ?


Cats prefer the sensation of running water apparently..

.. though I bought one for my 2 cats and they never use the frigging thing!
mikeportsmouth27/12/2019 06:31

What`s wrong with a bowl ?


Bowl means stagnant water, which cats don't like. Free flowing water is better, fresher, cleaner and prevents a few issues cats have with water bowls as well.

Not to mention this can't be toppled over like a bowl.
One of our cats used to jump in to the bath to get water out the tap. She doesn't do that now that I have one similar to these. All 4 of our cats drink a lot more now
I have a similar fountain. My maine coon was reluctant, at the start but he loves it now.
Bit loud when it needs refilling which is often as my cat drinks a lot of water now
Edited by: "Alessandra15" 27th Dec 2019
drnkbeer27/12/2019 07:26

Bowl means stagnant water, which cats don't like. Free flowing water is …Bowl means stagnant water, which cats don't like. Free flowing water is better, fresher, cleaner and prevents a few issues cats have with water bowls as well. Not to mention this can't be toppled over like a bowl.


I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the Christmas tree, preferring it over the fresh stuff (which we change twice a day)
Edited by: "LastWhiteKnight" 27th Dec 2019
LastWhiteKnight27/12/2019 08:37

I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the …I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the Christmas tree, preferring it over the fresh stuff (which we change twice a day)


That water can be toxic to cats so stop them from doing that ASAP.
ieu_ee27/12/2019 08:44

That water can be toxic to cats so stop them from doing that ASAP.


Really?? Ok, thanks for the heads up
LastWhiteKnight27/12/2019 08:37

I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the …I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the Christmas tree, preferring it over the fresh stuff (which we change twice a day)


Out of interest do you normally have their water next to their food? If so try moving it away from their food as cats generally don't like their water next to their food.

Must admit a cat I had years ago used to relish the moment when the old Pyrex jug appeared under the Christmas tree and the only way I could stop her trying to drink the water out of the tree stand was to leave the Pyrex jug full of clean water under the tree....lost count of the number of times I kicked the damned thing over as I'd forget it was there
LastWhiteKnight27/12/2019 08:37

I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the …I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the Christmas tree, preferring it over the fresh stuff (which we change twice a day)


We've got 7 cats, they all seem to prefer to the fountain to a bowl.

Mind they do love to slurp out of my freshly poured glass of water
LastWhiteKnight27/12/2019 08:37

I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the …I wish our cats were like that, they keep drinking the water from the Christmas tree, preferring it over the fresh stuff (which we change twice a day)


Thought you may also find the following article interesting regarding cat's behaviour in relation to drinking habits:

wideopenpets.com/5-r…wl/

Also have to say I always think that cat food bowls are really badly designed as they tend to be too small for them to eat out of without their whiskers being crushed...how would you feel if every time you went to eat something the sides of your face were being bashed by the plate? OK so my other issue with a lot of cat bowls is the material that they are made out of as don't think the plastic type are particularly hygienic for them....End result is our totally spoiled rotten little darlings have flatter, wide bone china soup and pasta bowls for their food...yes nothing is too good for them I'll stop now as I'm well aware the crazy cat lady alert is being set off
Edited by: "tiggerloveslife" 27th Dec 2019
tiggerloveslife27/12/2019 09:21

Thought you may also find the following article interesting regarding …Thought you may also find the following article interesting regarding cat's behaviour in relation to drinking habits:https://www.wideopenpets.com/5-reasons-your-cat-may-not-be-drinking-out-of-their-water-bowl/Also have to say I always think that cat food bowls are really badly designed as they tend to be too small for them to eat out of without their whiskers being crushed...how would you feel if every time you went to eat something the sides of your face were being bashed by the plate? OK so my other issue with a lot of cat bowls is the material that they are made out of as don't think the plastic type are particularly hygienic for them....End result is our totally spoiled rotten little darlings have flatter, wide bone china soup and pasta bowls for their food...yes nothing is too good for them I'll stop now as I'm well aware the crazy cat lady alert is being set off


We moved away from food dishes to promote a better communal eating arrangement for the cats also to encourage a level of engagement to get their food.

We bought two cat towers which three cats can use comfortably at the same time, great to watch them work it out. Obviously will only work if you use dry food, we have a massive ceramic serving plate when we give them wet food


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tiggerloveslife27/12/2019 09:06

Out of interest do you normally have their water next to their food? If so …Out of interest do you normally have their water next to their food? If so try moving it away from their food as cats generally don't like their water next to their food. Must admit a cat I had years ago used to relish the moment when the old Pyrex jug appeared under the Christmas tree and the only way I could stop her trying to drink the water out of the tree stand was to leave the Pyrex jug full of clean water under the tree....lost count of the number of times I kicked the damned thing over as I'd forget it was there


They have three bowls, one near their food and two separate. Might move third one away from their food too. Thanks!
tiggerloveslife27/12/2019 09:21

Thought you may also find the following article interesting regarding …Thought you may also find the following article interesting regarding cat's behaviour in relation to drinking habits:https://www.wideopenpets.com/5-reasons-your-cat-may-not-be-drinking-out-of-their-water-bowl/Also have to say I always think that cat food bowls are really badly designed as they tend to be too small for them to eat out of without their whiskers being crushed...how would you feel if every time you went to eat something the sides of your face were being bashed by the plate? OK so my other issue with a lot of cat bowls is the material that they are made out of as don't think the plastic type are particularly hygienic for them....End result is our totally spoiled rotten little darlings have flatter, wide bone china soup and pasta bowls for their food...yes nothing is too good for them I'll stop now as I'm well aware the crazy cat lady alert is being set off


Lol! All good to know!
mikeportsmouth27/12/2019 06:31

What`s wrong with a bowl ?


I'm.surprised this has got so many thumbs up... do people here not own cats?

Mine prefers to drink from a fountain, in fact he drinks much more from the fountain than he does a bowl (I leave both out as I need to get another one of these for my front room also).

Plus many of the other comments here about the water being cleaner etc
I'm reluctant to purchase a fountain that requires filter changes as the cost over time adds up. Better to pay more for a ceramic one.

On the subject of food bowls we bought our cat nice raised bowls but she plucks the food out and eats it on the floor. I am guessing she doesn't like the bowl as her whiskers get caught on the sides.
drnkbeer27/12/2019 09:27

We moved away from food dishes to promote a better communal eating …We moved away from food dishes to promote a better communal eating arrangement for the cats also to encourage a level of engagement to get their food. We bought two cat towers which three cats can use comfortably at the same time, great to watch them work it out. Obviously will only work if you use dry food, we have a massive ceramic serving plate when we give them wet food [Image] *Stock photo


I bought one of these but unfortunately one of mine decided that the best way to deal with it was to wind herself up in the hall then belt down at about a 100 miles an hour and launch herself at it...the tower didn't stand a chance against a pure muscle 6kg cat and neither did the food which ricocheted in every direction...was like being under enemy fire

Also glad I'm not the only one that serves wet food in non-standard cat bowls....actually when I think about it they have better quality food bowls than we do
Sephiroth27/12/2019 09:40

I'm reluctant to purchase a fountain that requires filter changes as the …I'm reluctant to purchase a fountain that requires filter changes as the cost over time adds up. Better to pay more for a ceramic one.On the subject of food bowls we bought our cat nice raised bowls but she plucks the food out and eats it on the floor. I am guessing she doesn't like the bowl as her whiskers get caught on the sides.


There's a thought...for anyone wondering what the purpose of the filter's are....Charcoal Filters keep your pet's water tasting clean and fresh. Each filter features a duo-density polyester pad that catches hair and debris, while the charcoal removes bad tastes and odors from the water making it more appealing to drink. Filters help extend the life of your fountain and pump and should be replaced every 2 to 4 weeks.

Maybe worth giving a wider bowl a try to see if it makes a difference...the only other thing I would say (and I'm not trying to worry you) is that if it is a recent problem make sure the vet checks your cat's mouth next time you're there as one of ours had a complete phobia of all food bowls when we first got her and would pull all the food out onto the floor and then try and eat it...turned out she had ulcers in her mouth but the end result was she was associating any food bowl with pain on the plus side we got the ulcers sorted and although it took a bit of time she eventually started eating out of food bowls again
tiggerloveslife27/12/2019 05:44

There is also a smaller 1.5L version available for £17.49 but delivery …There is also a smaller 1.5L version available for £17.49 but delivery costs will apply if you're not a Prime Member or are spending under £20....https://www.amazon.co.uk/PetSafe-Drinkwell-Original-Fountain-Automatic/dp/B00IZGO4VC?ref_=Oct_DLandingS_D_e84ae9dd_65&smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE[Image]


Ordered for my tiny cat
tiggerloveslife27/12/2019 09:43

I bought one of these but unfortunately one of mine decided that the best …I bought one of these but unfortunately one of mine decided that the best way to deal with it was to wind herself up in the hall then belt down at about a 100 miles an hour and launch herself at it...the tower didn't stand a chance against a pure muscle 6kg cat and neither did the food which ricocheted in every direction...was like being under enemy fire Also glad I'm not the only one that serves wet food in non-standard cat bowls....actually when I think about it they have better quality food bowls than we do


Hahaha that must have been a sight to behold. We have a smart boy who grabs the top of the tower and shakes it to prompt the food to drop down. We ended up weighting the base to stop him getting so much success.

I think it's just easier to throw a scoop of food in the tower than individual bowls, plus it helps foster a good working relationship for the cats, especially as all our cats bar one are rescues.

Sounds about right for us too.
millions of people (including children) in the world without clean and safe drinking water... and now this? seen it all now. first world problems!
tiggerloveslife27/12/2019 10:02

There's a thought...for anyone wondering what the purpose of the filter's …There's a thought...for anyone wondering what the purpose of the filter's are....Charcoal Filters keep your pet's water tasting clean and fresh. Each filter features a duo-density polyester pad that catches hair and debris, while the charcoal removes bad tastes and odors from the water making it more appealing to drink. Filters help extend the life of your fountain and pump and should be replaced every 2 to 4 weeks. Maybe worth giving a wider bowl a try to see if it makes a difference...the only other thing I would say (and I'm not trying to worry you) is that if it is a recent problem make sure the vet checks your cat's mouth next time you're there as one of ours had a complete phobia of all food bowls when we first got her and would pull all the food out onto the floor and then try and eat it...turned out she had ulcers in her mouth but the end result was she was associating any food bowl with pain on the plus side we got the ulcers sorted and although it took a bit of time she eventually started eating out of food bowls again


We've only had the cat a month and a half, came from a rescue centre. Been doing that with food since we got her and she'd had a vet check after we got her. So I reckon the bowl is just not wide enough for her, and maybe too deep. They are probably intended more for dogs than cats. Annoying thing is we got two sets of the bowls as we're getting a second cat next year, so will probably end up wasting both. At least they were cheap.

As for water fountains - to keep on topic. I like the one from Miaustore (Google it), it costs twice what this one does but doesn't require filters due to its design. So overall it works out cheaper since you don't keep replacing filters. But - I haven't yet justified spending nearly £50 on a cat water bowl so I've no idea how well it works.
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