Sunbeam Cat Fountain
My cats use this regularly
I have a couple of cats with urinary tract issues and the vet recommended finding ways to make them drink more water. I picked this up and now all 5 of my cats drink from it every day. I usually have to refill the reservoir bottle every other day to keep up with the demand. My cats seem to like this fountain better than a similar one I have without the charcoal filter, so I may get another one of these.
The pump is adjustable - there's a small lever on the side of it that will reduce the flow of water, so maybe that will help any cats/kittens that are afraid. Also, the "fountain" part can be shut off so the water circulates through the bowl, with zero splashing - that may help too.
October 16, 2014
Works Fine, But..
Well, it does what it's supposed to do - that is, the fountain works and the pump is quiet, it filters the water, the water doesn't splash, and it's very easy to clean. The only problem? My kitten is /terrified/ of this water fountain. He won't touch it unless I have the fountain part turned off, and even then he's really cautious of it. One day, I had a coffee mug filled with water on my coffee table in my living room while he was eating his breakfast in the kitchen. He actually left the kitchen and came over to me, jumped up on the coffee table, and drank the water from my coffee mug. He preferred to go completely out of his way and to drink still water from my mug than to drink the water from this fountain. In my opinion, that means this water fountain was a complete waste of my money. I'm sure this works fine for other cats, but mine hates it.
October 4, 2014
It got slimy very quickly even using bottled water and was a job to get it squeeky clean. I then bought a fountain (which also gets slimy in like three days, why?) that easily comes apart and both pieces of it goes in my dishwasher. So easy.
September 25, 2014
Our two cats got together and decided not to drink water out of their water bowl but instead, drink out of the kitchen faucet. I was not pleased with this but what do you do? One cat had to go to the vet with a problem and she told me that he needed to drink water because he was dehydrated. She told me to try a fountain since he was being finicky. I came home and went online looking for fountains. I found the Sunbeam Fountain and it's positive reviews. We went straight to Pet Smart and purchased it, brought it home and plugged it in. Within minutes, the cats were at the fountain drinking water. That was two months ago and they continue to drink water from the fountain. No more being on the kitchen counter trying to drink out of the faucet.
Thank you sunbeam! It's easy to use, clean and quiet.
August 22, 2014