Top Paw Dog Water Fountain
Too hard to clean
Bottom-line: not recommended unless you are willing to dismantle the pump every week or two. I was about ready to return this fountain until I read the reviews here. The fountain had stopped running after about 2 weeks. I knew the instructions said to clean weekly, but never did I imagine that meant completely taking it apart, to include opening up the pump! Further, to me it looked like a single piece of plastic. It wasn’t until I read here that I realized what I was expected to do. If it clogs up so easily, why did they make it so hard to clean? And why didn’t they maybe include some tiny brushes, etc., for cleaning? I honestly thought I was going to break it when I tried to pry apart the pump. Use your fingernails – right! I used a thin knife, praying I didn’t break anything. I have a cat and a dog that shed, so the inside of the pump was plugged up with hair and bits of food and gunk. Disgusting. And now I must do this weekly? I’m only keeping it because my animals seem to like it. I got it because my dog likes to drink from pouring water. I took a tip from another reviewer and used a piece of nylon net to create an extra layer of filter. I'll see if that helps.
July 13, 2014
I've had the fountain for less than a year and the pump stopped. There are no replacement parts available at the store. I'll have to buy a new unit.
Lousy product and a waste of my money.
February 9, 2014
Lack Of Parts
I was impressed with the unit until the pump stopped working and I can't get a replacement... don't waste your money since you can't get parts...
February 5, 2014
Love This Water Fountain!
I have 3 cats and 1 dog. This tank is a good size for them all and they all love the running water. I've had this fountain for about 6 months now and it still works good. After about 2-3 weeks the water flow nearly stopped. I took it apart down to the pump and found there was cat fur around the pump, not allowing water to go thru it anymore. I cleaned the fur out of the little plastic vent screen and it works perfect again. I clean it about once a week now every time I clean the bowl out and it continues to work just fine. This is a great little fountain - just keep it all cleaned out.
September 1, 2013