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  1. #1
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    Default Need recommendation on an automatic cat waterer

    My goal is just to encourage my cats to drink more water. I remember someone here said something about a ceramic automatic waterer. i had one a few years ago, but don't have one now. Thanks.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyoteco View Post
    My goal is just to encourage my cats to drink more water. I remember someone here said something about a ceramic automatic waterer. i had one a few years ago, but don't have one now. Thanks.
    I think someone suggested stainless steel fountains.
    I have not tried one yet, I had a plastic one with a real messed up construction. I sold it at a yardsale (it was gone in a flash though)
    stainless steel:
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo

    Ceramic
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo

    Mine looked something like this:
    http://www.petsmart.com/product/inde...AvailInUS%2FNo
    I was not amused...



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    I have this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Pet-60...c+pet+fountain

    I like it. The only downsides are that it's kind of a pain in the butt to clean, and if you have hard water, it will build up on the ceramic and is an even bigger pain the the a$$ to get off. But the kitties loff it.
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    I have tried several fountains, and this one stands out. http://www.target.com/p/pet-drinking...i_sku=13288870 It is easy to clean and has lasted a few years. It also comes in ceramic. Target's price is about half what I paid for it. It was recommended in a cat information mag published by a vet school. The others I have tried, plastic ones from Petsmart, didn't last more than six weeks or so.



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    http://www.petco.com/product/102336/...-Fountain.aspx

    This one is my favorite. It's bigger than the original, much easier to clean and my cats like the water spout - that's what seems to pique their interest.

    I've had it three or four years now and it's still going strong.



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    I've had several kinds over the years as I have a cat with kidney issues and one who has a history of crystals. This is my favorite so far: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=...electedIndex=0

    I've had two of these and they've lasted several years each. (so long as you clean the motor periodically). I'm not a fan of the Drinkwell as it was noisy. I've also tried the cheap versions from Walmart. They didn't hold up well and the larger one splashed quite a bit. With that in mind, I'm sticking to fountains where the water flows down and doesn't drop off like a water fall. I think next time I'll try the one Clint mentions above. Thanks for the info Clint!
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    Thank you all. I appreciate the comments on the various ones. I want something that encourages them to drink clean water and will go though all of this. I had a plastic one from Petsmart and it lasted a long time, but thought there was a better one out there and you have identified them. I may have questions as I look into them. Thanks for your help.



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    Quote Originally Posted by rubygirl1968 View Post
    http://www.petco.com/product/102336/...-Fountain.aspx

    This one is my favorite. It's bigger than the original, much easier to clean and my cats like the water spout - that's what seems to pique their interest.

    I've had it three or four years now and it's still going strong.
    I have this one too - my little girl loves it!



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    Do any of these fountains run off of batteries? It seems like they all require electric and unfortunately my water bowls aren't anywhere near electric or I'd have to string a few extension cords to provide it. However, rechargeable batteries I could easily do....



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    I'll add one little "problem" to the mix. One of my cats is a tiny little blind cat. She puts her paw in the water to test the height before she drinks so tends to make it a little dirty on occassion. Does one of the filters filter out this type of small debris better than other filters?

    I'll get one of these for the kitties' Christmas present.

    Thanks for all the suggestions.
    Last edited by Coyoteco; Dec. 19, 2012 at 10:57 AM.



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