Cat Water Fountain
Water fountain for cats
What's the best water fountain for cats to ensure they stay healthy?
Did you know that cats can suffer from urinary and kidney problems, especially as they get older, but also following sterilization? It is therefore important to keep your cat well hydrated, especially when it is fed mostly dry food (kibble).
What is a Cat Water Fountain?
The water fountain is, like the automatic kibble dispenser, a product that provides clean and fresh water to your felines. The purpose of the water fountain is to help hydrate your fur ball.
Thus, this type of device is generally composed of :
- a water tank with a more or less important capacity;
- a pump to ensure the circulation and oxygenation of the liquid;
- one or more filters that retain impurities in the water (dust, hair, etc.);
- a bowl.
How to choose a Cat Water Fountain?
It all depends on your expectations, your pet's needs and the number of cats you have!
Indeed, you will not choose the same model of water fountain according to whether your cat is the type to drink a lot or not. Similarly, your choice will not be the same depending on how often you want to fill the fountain. Finally, if you have several cats, you should choose a water fountain with a large capacity to ensure that everyone is hydrated.
On average, a water cooler with a capacity of 1.2 liters can hydrate one to two cats maximum. For larger catteries, there are fountains with a capacity of more than 3.5 liters.
Shape, height and size
Although the shape, height and size of the water cooler are less important for a cat than for a dog, make sure that the model you choose is not inappropriate.
This aspect can also have an impact on the space the water cooler takes up in your home.
Cleanliness and ease of cleaning
The vast majority of cat fountains are equipped with a water filtration system, ensuring its cleanliness. This is a key aspect of keeping your cat healthy.
So make sure that the fountain is equipped with a good filter that can be easily changed, so that your little friend will always have clean and fresh water.
Also, be sure to check the price of replacement filters to avoid unpleasant surprises. This type of filter generally needs to be replaced once a month.
The trickle system
The trickle of water from the fountain has the great advantage of attracting your pet. Cats are naturally curious and playful, and love the constant movement of the water, which encourages them to drink more. Water jets, waterfalls, continuous flow... The fountain can offer a multitude of flow modes to renew your cat's interest.
Make sure your cat water cooler is perfectly silent. This is not only for your own comfort, but also for that of your pet. Indeed, some models are noisy, which can frighten the most shy cats who will not dare to approach it.
Finally, choose a water cooler that suits your taste. Indeed, this is an object that will be placed in the center of your living space. So it's best if it's pleasant to look at.
Our tips for using a Cat Water Fountain
To ensure that your cat continues to use his water fountain every day, we recommend that you renew his water daily, so that it always remains clean and fresh. Indeed, cats have a sense of smell and taste that can't be mistaken! So clean the container every day.