Which is the best water fountain for a cat? Thanks Linda
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4/8/04 at 4:19pm
|Originally posted by donnageorge
Mom of Franz: so true. What were we thinking? Time to re-read our Capitalism 101 textbook.
p.s. We see you live in NYC. Beautiful city. We can't wait to visit it again.
Originally Posted by scowl
I can think of some ways to improve Petmate's fountains. It would be nice if they could somehow suck water out of the bottom of the base instead of the side. The water tends to collect fur and other junk in the base until you clean it out. That stuff should get filtered out somehow. It would be nice if the water didn't flow everywhere in it since that means everything has to be cleaned eventually, especially the submerged pump (which gets very messy).
Another inconvenient thing is that it's hard to tell how much water it needs. If the reservior is empty you may need to put more water in the base, otherwise the reservoir will be half-emptied when you put it in. Then do you take it out and fill it up again?
My cat drinks a lot of water (about 8 oz. a day) and really likes the fountain. He'll stick his face in the flow and chug a lug for several seconds. No wonder the base gets full of fur.