Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 31
Rated 4 out of 5 by Brandean Great fountain so long as you take care of it!
I have owned this fountain for 4 years now with the same motor and it has worked great the entire time.
I clean it monthly to keep the gunk from building up with the fountain cleaning brushes. The motor never failed, and I have found that the reason the water slows to a trickle is because of build up in the motor and filter. If you clean off the bottom of the filter and/ or clean the motor, it will be fine.
It was only this past week that I had a strange build up of mold in the fountain and so will now be replacing the entire fountain. For those of you concerened about replacement parts (like the motor), you can buy them directly from Drinkwell.
Hopefully the quality of the fountain I bought 4 years ago is still present in the one I will be buying today.
So long as you are diligent about cleaning EACH part on a regular basis, this fountain works great. My cats love it. But yes, it would be nice if the pump were made of something more durable than plastic.
April 4, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Casey1935 Motor stopped working after 2 months
I was so excited to receive this fountain. The motor stopped working after 2 1/2 months and with 2 cats it does get very scummy, probably not any fault of the product. Filters expensive yet easy to change. I would not recommend this product due to the motor not working.
September 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Natalie1955 Kittens love it
At first I was kind of scared to purchase because of the price and very critical kittens. When I first started it, they kind of played with the water falling, batting it at each other. For about the first week little to no drinking from it.
Starting the second week they began drinking regularly from it. As of the 4th week the 1 gallon reservoir only lasts like 5-6 days.
Only problem is I am now going through cat litter MUCH faster. YEAH!!! My kittens love it.
May 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Neighborhoodcatlady My cats love this!
I purchased this product about a month ago and my 4 cats absolutely love it. A couple of them used to " have to have" their own water bowl. But all are happy about drinking in this one. I am happy due to the filtration of impurities from my pets water. It is placed in my dining room so the color works great with the color decor of appliances.
An added note to Drinkwell. I have 2 female and 2 male cats. I noticed that the females drink from the running fountain and the males drink directly from the bowl. I wondered if any other pet owners with multiple pets noticed this behavior?
April 26, 2015