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Drinkwell options...need some input

post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 
So with 3 cats now in the house they suck the water in the Drinkwell down so quick that I am having a hard time keeping up with them. On a couple of occasions they sucked in dry overnight and I was sucked the motor was not shot in it. We have the original that is 2 1/2 years old or so.

I was over at amazon looking at my options. The biggest reservoir for the original is 70 oz so even with that I would get less than a gallon of water.

The drinkwell deluxe is 168 oz so its a little over a gallon (a gal and 40oz). And the price tag is 52 plus shipping.

The drinkwell dog version is 2.25 gallons and is 47 plus shipping.

Just getting a res. for the original is the cheaper option but does not get a lot of water. The dog version seems to be the biggest bang for my buck here.

Any opinions or what not on this.

P.S. I won't be getting it for at least another month.
post #2 of 10
My only question is the actual hight of the dog version of the Drinkwell. Is there a Petsmart or Petco near you, that you can look at one? I would be worried that the sides might be too high for cats to drink out of.
post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
These are the dimesions for the dog one: 20.2 x 13 x 14.5 inches

Original: 11.4 x 9.1 x 7 inches

Deluxe: 15.9 x 10.6 x 10.5 inches

How much of a mess is it to fill the res. and snap it on?
post #4 of 10
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How much of a mess is it to fill the res. and snap it on?
I've got the original with a reservoir, and the reservoir is really easy to fill and attach. I haven't managed to dump the water yet, which was a regular occurrence with the Petmate.
post #5 of 10
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I've got the original with a reservoir, and the reservoir is really easy to fill and attach. I haven't managed to dump the water yet, which was a regular occurrence with the Petmate.
That's what I have too. Works great for my 3 cats.
post #6 of 10
don't know if this is still on, but i just got a platinum from amazon for around $40 - including free shipping. i replaced the 2 petmates w/it, so now i have 2 platinums. each hold the 168 ounces - i have 5 cats.
post #7 of 10
Or you could totally cheap out and go the route that I took

http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...ltered+flowing

Still gowing strong, still loved by all.
post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 
Arlyn I will look into that. That looks easy to clean and easy to fill up. Tho I am a bit worried of the tipping over factor.
post #9 of 10
It doesn't tip, trust me, I've had all three girls with their paws on the edge at once and my big girl is 12 pounds.
post #10 of 10
I just got the drinkwell deluxe and paid less than that on amazon (and free shipping! )... I got it after my freshflow died due to the same reasons you mention...3 cats drinking like mad.... The resorvoir is huge and it lasts me up to a week...instead of 2 days max with the 50oz resorvoir on the old freshflow. I have found it sturdy and well made...but haven't had to disassemble it yet to clean it...which I heard is a pain.

Art
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