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Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain

86% Positive Reviews
Rated #3 in Fountains


Pros: My cats love the way the water flows out of it, in an arch.

Cons: none

I have tried several fountains but always come back to this one. 


My cats love it.....it seems that the way the water comes out in an arch attracts them more than a bubbler.   


I have had three of them in the past ten years, so I am an old hand at taking them apart to clean, although its not hard to do it, really.  And once you get used to it, you can do it in your sleep.


I live in south Florida so we had a problem with its  water getting slimy in less than a week due to heat and humidity, even in air conditioning......

so I had to take it apart and wash it every three days, which was too much for me due to my schedule, so I stopped using the fountain.      


Then a year later when one of my cats got a urinary tract issue,  I got another one of these to use, to encourage her to drink  and oddly, its not getting slimy now, and I can scrub and wash it weekly.  Maybe they put a different coating on it, or its less porous?  not sure but its working well for us. 


Its a tried and true model and a good value at the price.   I use  bottled spring water with it, because our tap water in my area is not the best.


Pros: Durable, Gets cats to drink more water

Cons: Have to take apart and clean thoroughly once a week to prevent malfunction

I've had the Drinkwell Platinum for over a year now, and it still is in great condition! After Rocky had a urinary obstruction, I decided to try this to encourage him to drink more water. I can say that the investment has really paid off! There is an obvious increase in how much the cats are drinking, and they love their fountain!

However, you have to make sure to take it apart every week and give it a thorough cleaning- especially the motor! It's not hard to do once you've done it a couple of times, but it does take some time to clean. There are also filters that you place in it that will need to be replaced every now and then. With 2 cats, I find that I need to change the filter every 3 weeks or so.

I was also impressed by how quiet it was. Although there is some sound, it's fairly quiet. Another neat feature of the fountain is the ability to change the flow of water to suit your cat's liking.

Overall it's a great product, it's lasted over a year for us, and it was well worth the investment. The cats love it, and it really encourages them to drink more water!


Pros: This was a good fountain because my cats actually used it ..

Cons: Kept overflowing and soaking the carpet .

I loved this fountain because my cats liked it and used it but  a couple months of use it kept overflowing and soaking the carpet . 

I faithfully cleaned it every week too . Just could not figure it out so I tossed it ..


Pros: quiet, cord is long enough, water flows at different speeds

At first I thought Maia wasnt drinking from it because I hadnt seen her doing it but she loves it she drinks right from the stream not the bowl, is really funny and i dont have to be worrying about the freshness of the water or they running out because it has a reservoir that lasts a lot . 


Pros: Cats love the design

Cons: need brushes to clean insides

I have several cats, therefore I have three fountains plus two stainless steel bowls for the ones that are scared to drink from the fountain. All in all this platinum is far better than the original older version that they still make. Much easier to assemble, and You dont haf to "PRY" the motor out with a spoon, like the older version. Nice construction, but U still need the brushes to clean All in all very nice fountain if U haf the time to clean it often, Cats love it so its worth having one.


Pros: Attracts kitty to water and gets them to drink

Cons: plastic, can be a little loud if motor is against wall

I ordered one of these from amazon, got a great price. I have two cats, one with crystals in her urine, so really wanted to entice her to drink more. This does the trick, she hears the water going and visits it a lot, plus i think it helps keep the water fresh since it is moving it around. The plastic is sturdy enough, but i totally bet in a year or two of age, it will easily crack if dropped etc...i've never had a pet fountain so can't compare to others, but am very pleased with this one.


This worked great until my husband dropped it. It's kind of difficult to clean though.

Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain

The Drinkwell® Platinum Pet Fountain is the ultimate in style and design. The Platinum utilizes the same innovative watering system as our other Drinkwell® Pet Fountains, featuring the patented free-falling stream of water. This entices pets to drink more, keeping them happy, healthy and hydrated. The Platinum features a new snap-on lid to prevent accidental removal, a pre-filter to catch any large particles before they reach the motor, and a submersible pump for nearly silent operation. With the same quality that consumers have come to rely on, the Drinkwell® Platinum is a culmination of 10 years experience in making pet fountains. Drinkwell fountains are compatible with all US 110v outlets only and are not to be used with 220v international voltage.

FeatureFor use in the US only
Height10.5 inches
Length15.88 inches
Width10.63 inches
LabelVeterinary Ventures
List Price$69.99
ManufacturerVeterinary Ventures
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPet Products
PublisherVeterinary Ventures
StudioVeterinary Ventures
TitleDrinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
Is Autographed0
Is Memorabilia0
Weight4 pounds
Number Of Items1
Material TypeHIPS
Material Type Set ElementHIPS
Ingredientssugar, flour
Ingredients Set Elementsugar, flour
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
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