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PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.
WATER CAPACITY: 50 ounce. water capacity is great for cats and small dogsENCOURAGES DRINKING: Free-falling stream entices pets to drink more waterFILTERED WATER: Includes replaceable carbon water filter that removes bad tastes and odors, keeping water freshADJUSTABLE STREAM: The pumps adjustable flow allows you to customize the water flow for your petEASY-TO-CLEAN: Fountain is BPA-free and top-shelf dishwasher safePRODUCT SUPPORT: PetSafe brand's U.S.-based Customer Care experts will be glad to help; call Monday through Saturday at 1-800-845-3274EXPERIENCE: PetSafe brand has been an industry leading U.S. manufacturer of pet behavior, containment and lifestyle products since 1991, helping millions of people and pets each year
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66 Reddit comments about PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.:

u/NextDayAir · 70 pointsr/cats

get one of these.

they sell them at walmart and petco.

our cats always wanted us to turn on the faucet to drink from too but we decided to get one of these and they all love it. it's almost all dishwasher safe and if you have decent tap water you don't need to buy the filters for it.

u/jacobajordan · 53 pointsr/todayilearned

I got my cats a water fountain like this:

They drink a lot more water now than when I put water in a bowl.

u/PoniesRBitchin · 32 pointsr/pics

I'm not sure how much support you're getting for raising a blind dog, but you might consider getting him some Doggles. Since he can't see where he's going, Doggles will protect his eyes from getting scratched by branches or sticks on walks. Another good idea is a fountain for him to drink from, since he'll be able to hear where the water is.

u/ftpguy · 24 pointsr/Pets

You could get one of those water fountains for pets. Like this:

A lot of cats like to drink from running water.

u/gameshot911 · 24 pointsr/AnimalsBeingDerps

You posted a picture of your pet, so here's your standard "your pet is in dire medical straits" post :]

My cat used to drink out of my water cups all the time, even though I had a bowl out for her. She eventually got a urinary stone, which was the result of both feeding her too much meat (changes the pH of her urine) and not drinking enough water. I changed her diet, but also got her a waterfall bowl. Cat's really prefer running water, which from an evolutionary standpoint would be safer to drink than stagnant, still water. Once I put out the waterfall bowl she took to it instantly, and stopped drinking out of my cups. Even putting medical conditions aside, it's just a nice treat for your pet! Thought you might find this info useful.

u/SanityIsOptional · 16 pointsr/funny

Also try getting one of the water fountains for him to drink out of, it encourages cats to drink more and urinate more, lowers the dangers of crystals in neutered male cats (that don't drink extra to mark territory).

u/hayeverywan · 14 pointsr/AskReddit
u/idrive2fast · 12 pointsr/funny

My cat used to only drink from a running faucet, be it the sink or the bathtub. Researched it and found that a large percentage of cats will only drink running water. We got him a cat water fountain and now he doesn't beg at the sink anymore.

u/bluedistraction · 11 pointsr/CatsAreAssholes

Cats also love running water, they make drinking fountains for cats just for this reason.

u/nursejacqueline · 8 pointsr/aww

She might like something like this

u/_Lucky_Devil · 6 pointsr/Dogtraining

Perhaps something about the tap water is off-putting.

Have you considered a fountain type water bowl?

It has a charcoal filter to help eliminate funny smells and tastes from tap water, helps the water taste fresher by keeping it circulating, and sometimes they will be attracted by the sound of running water.

My last dog drank noticeably more water after I made the switch.

u/thejennadaisy · 6 pointsr/Pets

Cats generally don't like drinking water that's next to their food. If applicable, moving the water bowl might help.

You could also buy a water dish that has a little fountain in it (like this one). Supposedly cats really like them.

u/Seicair · 6 pointsr/Drugs

This thing. I read that cats instinctually want to drink from flowing sources, (do yours ever want to drink from the tap when you have it on?) and don't like still water that might be more dangerous to drink in the wild. They've both started drinking a lot more water since we got it.

u/Linwe_Ancalime · 5 pointsr/pics

If you get one of these, it might save you from having to leave your water faucet on all the time! Cute cat, by the way.

u/SirEDCaLot · 5 pointsr/cats

Okay a few cat suggestions.

  1. buy one of these. It will save you a LOT of scooping, and the soap cartridges it takes last a long time (months) and are cheaper than cat litter. Because this device uses a plumbing connection (water supply and drain) it flushes the cat waste down the drain so there is nothing to scoop or empty. Buy the normal retail unit, then sign up for the VIC program- over the course of a year they'll send you a ton of supplies, but it doesn't auto renew. The VIC supplies are cheaper than retail and work in the normal retail cat genie.

  2. To litterbox train your cat, look up a product called Cat Attract spray. If you get the Cat Genie, DO NOT put the cat attract litter in it- it will clog and destroy the machine. Use the spray, or litterbox train the cat with a normal litterbox and then switch to something automatic.

  3. Keep your cat inside. Inside cats live longer, healthier lives. However she should still have a collar and a microchip- cats can sometimes escape.

  4. Learn to communicate with your cat. Cats do most of their communication through body language, not meows. Most domesticated cats adapt and use meows to communicate with humans to some degree, but if you learn to read the cat's body language that can be a big help. There are lots of resources on cat body language so I won't go into it much here. But a few tips- tail straight up plus long meow is a greeting when you get home, tail up generally indicates happy or curious, ears back plus cat/tail low to the ground equals pissed off. Staring straight at a cat can be a sign of hostility. However if you look at the cat and blink very slowly, sometimes the cat will return the sign- that is a sign of non-threatening familiarity. Same thing if a cat does it to you, do it back. Cats rub against things partially to scent-mark them- so the cat rubbing past your leg is partially an affectionate sign, and also marking you as part of the cat's property. If a cat rubs its face on you (especially your own face) that's a strong sign of approval, it's considering you to be part of its family. When a cat rolls over and exposes its belly this is a sign of trust, not necessarily and invitation for a belly rub. Some cats like the belly rub, some don't. If you want to try it, start at the top under the chin.

  5. speaking of things cats like- scratching between the ears, rubbing around the ear sockets (there are a lot of little muscles in there which orient the ears), scratching lightly on the underside of the jaw and off to the sides below the cheeks. Some cats like having an ear lightly rubbed between two fingers. Right above the base of the tail is another good scratching place. Most cats would prefer having their legs and paws left alone.

  6. Don't declaw your cat. Declawing in human equivalent is the same as tearing off the end of each finger at the last knuckle. Get a good scissor-type nail trimmer- petsmart has them in the dog aisle. The cat designed quick detector one doesn't work at all. DO NOT cut the 'quick'- the pink area inside the nail. That will hurt a lot and bleed. Nail trimming time should be when the cat is very tired and relaxed so she will sit still. Plenty of treats should be involved. It's not always possible to do all the nails at once, sometimes more than one session is required. If you absolutely must declaw your cat, only declaw the front paws. However a better solution is to get a good scratching post and reward the cat for using it. Get something fairly tall- cats like to stretch out when they scratch.

  7. The more water your cat drinks, the better. Cats in the wild get most of their water in the meat they eat, so this is especially important if your cat eats dry food. This gadget works really well- cats instinctively know that running water is cleaner than stagnant water, so a bowl like this can encourage the cat to drink more. Proper hydration can prevent kidney and bladder issues.

  8. It IS possible to train a cat. The difference is that unlike dogs, cats are not pack animals. With a dog, once you establish yourself as ahead of the dog in the pack order, the dog will naturally obey as long as it understands the command. Cats have no such compunction, so you have to train them that it's in their best interest to obey. Negative reinforcement doesn't work well with cats, positive rewards work much better. IE, if you want your cat to come to you when called, having a treat ready as a reward is more effective than punishing the cat who doesn't come. You can train your cat for 'OFF!' or some similar command- for a while, when you say OFF, if the cat doesn't move chase her off whatever she's on, then ignore her. You don't want to create the association that 'off' is the start of a fun hide and seek game.

  9. If you need a punishment, a spray bottle full of water works nicely. It's totally harmless but cats don't like it. There are a handful of automated defense systems like static zapper mats and motion-detector compressed air spray things that work pretty well for training cats to stay off tables and stuff.

  10. If the kitten gets low to the ground, looks at you, and starts wiggling her butt, prepare for a incoming kitty-missile.

  11. Back on training- you can train the cat to not bite or use claws when playing. If you are playing with the cat and she gets a bit too rough, make a loud 'OUCH!' type sound, and end the play session (just walk away and ignore her). Then wash off your hands- any cat bite or scratch should be washed with soap and water.

  12. All cats go through a phase where they bite all the time. The bites are generally soft play-bites that don't hurt.

  13. Cats are smart. If you feed your cats by hand, they will usually figure out that rub against the leg + meow anxiously + be adorable = get food. Keep an eye out for when your cat is training you. Alternatively, get the cat an automatic feeder (only works well with dry food).

  14. Keep your cat entertained. Get a bunch of balls and toys and stuff and leave them laying around. This is especially important if you only have one cat- two cats will entertain each other, one cat will be bored out of its mind when you are away. Many cats prefer toys that make noise of some kind. A cat tower is another good investment.

    Hope that helps!
u/mjxii · 5 pointsr/AnimalsBeingJerks

My cat did the same thing. we got her this and it seems to help.

u/DelendaEst · 4 pointsr/parrots

Thanks :) Amazon! should help fix someone's little bird-soup problem, haha.

u/pippi13 · 4 pointsr/aww

I have the Drinkwell Original I ordered from Amazon. Its only $30 and I'm happy with it. It took a couple days for our cat to get used to it but now he is fine with it.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/IAmA

You should get one of these.

u/smuckola · 3 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

FYI, you can get something that keeps it naturally moving and thus not so contaminated

u/KimberlyInOhio · 3 pointsr/aww

The cat might appreciate a water fountain; it's a lot more appealing to many cats than drinking out of a bowl. Considering how many cats get kidney failure, anything that will help them drink more water is a good thing!

u/externals · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You guys look super nice today ;)

I would like this cat water fountain as gift one because my new kitten should be just about ready to move in about a week or maybe less!

For gift two, this strange plunger-looking washing device should come in handy in my new apartment as it doesn't have a washer/dryer. C'mon...gimme.

Thanks for the contest guys!

u/littlestray · 3 pointsr/Pets

As suggested, it may well be a good idea to bring Finn into the vet in case his behavioral issues have a physical side that's treatable. Your vet can also counsel on behavioral fixes.

How many litter boxes do you have? Ideally you want one per cat, plus one, and in addition to that, cats may consider litter boxes that are in the same room the same territory. If at all possible, spread them out. If you have more than one floor, make sure there is at least one per floor.

For the water issue, have you tried a water fountain? My dad got my cat a fountain water dispenser, a Drinkwell, and at first I thought it a frivolous waste of electricity but after learning about how cats primarily take in moisture from their food and are often finicky with water bowls, I was thankful. It winds up being less hassle overall and may be a good solution to your water woes.

Also, try checking out Jackson Galaxy's Youtube Channel, there may be a video close to any of your issues that you'll find helpful!

u/Fatdude3 · 2 pointsr/parrots


Directly from the link

Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain
by Water & Feed

u/SlightFigureOfSpeech · 2 pointsr/Pets

I've had this one by Whisker City for ~7 months now, and have yet to have any problems. Is yours also the smallest size one?

At home my parents have this one by Drinkwell. They've been using this for probably several years now, with no major problems, besides having to refill/clean it all the time because a LOT of cats share it, haha. Hope you find one that works out!

u/NowDatsAGudLooknKtty · 2 pointsr/cats

She might like a cat water fountain. My girls love theirs!

u/angrygnome · 2 pointsr/catpictures

I bought my Charlie a ceramic version of this and he drinks water now like all the time, even when its near his food bowl. He also likes to touch the stream with his paw, it fascinates him.

u/janibus75 · 2 pointsr/cats

I read somewhere (probably reddit, i don't have a source) that Cats prefer running water to still water because the latter can be bad, but running mostly isnt or seems fresh (that's why there are things like this).

u/Ef3s · 2 pointsr/cats

I have a water fountain for my kitties. About $50 at the pet store. Entertains both me and them, and keeps me from having to change the water twice a day.


u/SaulsAll · 2 pointsr/cats

I used this model for a number of years without a filter. It worked well, but would sputter when low on liquid and has a number of hard-to-clean nooks in it.

I've recently purchased this model which runs much quieter (both without sputtering and without a water trickle noise which might be good or bad for you). I've only had it a week so I don't know how much better or worse it is to clean, but it seems to have fewer tiny nooks in it.

u/84Dublicious · 2 pointsr/cats

First, I suggest listening to the vet :) Kittens grow quickly and are quite active so they need more calories per pound that an adult cat. If your vet thinks he'll grow into it, he probably will.

There are a few ways to tell if your cat's weight is appropriate for his size. You can apparently tell by feeling his ribs or the base of his tail to see how easy it is to feel bones. This seems like a pretty solid resource. I've had trouble with this method since I thought my cat was fine, but turns out she was just a bit overweight.

My cat is pretty much as grown as she'll be. So now I weigh her, which seems much more precise to me. It's tough to get your cat on a scale, but an easy way to do it is to pick him up and hold him while you're on the scale, and then weigh yourself alone and note the difference. It's not quite as exact as a scale made for cats, but it's got the benefits that 1) Your cat is more likely to sit still in your arms for a few seconds than in a scale you put him in every so often 2) it doesn't cost you any more money. It should be accurate enough for the purposes of monitoring weight changes as they can change by as much as 1lb without you noticing otherwise. It doesn't seem like a lot to a person, but for a cat 1lb can be a lot!

It's good that you're getting your cat on quality food. Again, as a kitten, personally I would not worry so much about the feeding pattern as long as it's consistent and he's getting what he needs. If you have a strong bond and he's vocal, there's a good chance he's going to whine for food a lot anyway (my cat makes the most pathetic sounds nearing feeding time, but she's perfectly healthy). I fed my cat 3 times a day as a kitten but now that she's grown she gets fed once in the morning and once in the evening. Unfortunately I can't leave any food for grazing since she'll just eat it all as soon as I fill the bowl.

Also, especially if you're feeding a lot of dry food, make sure you have water available for your cat and that he's drinking it. Cats naturally tend to get most of their water from their prey and have a low thirst drive. That doesn't exactly work when you're feeding them dry food so dehydration is a problem for some cats. They tend to like running water more than still water (you may notice he's interested by a running tap) so an inexpensive fountain like this one works for my cat.

Good luck, and I wish you and your new buddy a long healthy time together!

u/Deviknyte · 2 pointsr/CatsInSinks

My cat use to only drink from my cup. We got him this and he drink from it no problem.

u/Arzalis · 2 pointsr/cats

They sell them at pretty much any pet store. They're not that expensive, either unless it's the really nice models.

I basically got this one and it works great. Just replace the filter every month or so. Filters are like 10$ for a 3 pack.

u/PanicOnFunkotron · 2 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Cats instinctively drink from running water. Something like a cat fountain might help you out.

u/tropicsasquatch93 · 2 pointsr/cat

Have you looked into something like this?

PetSafe Drinkwell Original Cat and Dog Water Fountain, Filtered Water for Your Pet, 50 oz. Water Capacity

My old cat used to do the same thing with the bathtub. Finally got her the water fountain so I wouldn’t have to leave the water in the tub running all the time.

u/geneticlemon · 2 pointsr/cats

I recognize your cat, Stephanie Connolly.

u/mofobreadcrumbs · 2 pointsr/aww

I feel you, cat-owner-bro.

But think like you were, also, a feral killer feline beast: Why would you drink water from a well when you could drink it from a river? Running water it's safer to drink from.

Making a long story short:

u/rebelplum · 2 pointsr/Pets

How often do you play with Finn? Does Finn have any type of routine with you in the evening?

Even though Finn has cat buddies, that doesn't mean he is entirely entertained by them 24/7. I would suggest dedicating a good 30 minutes to play time in the evenings, every day. Cats need to "hunt" every day. Finn sounds like he would really benefit from a cat toy like THIS.

Also, perhaps a different type of "watering hole". Cats like to think that they are drinking fresh water. Think about it like nature... cats in the wild tend to drink from bodies of water that are at least, slightly, moving. Still water breeds sickness. Maybe try THIS.

If those options don't work.. try the vet.

u/anxiousdinosaur · 1 pointr/AskWomen

Haha, I know! Cats much prefer fresh water, so I'm thinking of it as more a preventative measure. They drink more water, and stay healthier?

I'm on mobile, but if you give me a second, I'll link to the one I bought! :)

Edit: This is the one I bought, and it appears to have gone down in price! Yay!

u/Seal_Point_Lop · 1 pointr/Rabbits

This is the one I have...

It has been working great for 3.5 years but has to be taken apart and cleaned with special brushes I had to get for it. (Otherwise there is gunk buildup in the nooks and crannies.) Every time I go to clean it I tell myself that I'm going to just throw it out and buy a model that's easier to clean. However, once I'm done with the nightmare, I just keep using it, "well, it still works fine."

u/jax9999 · 1 pointr/todayilearned

There are actually a bunch of cat water fountains available.

u/Matityahu13 · 1 pointr/aww

They like to drink running water because it is more likely to be fresh. Also, they tend to not drink out of bowls near their food source because in the wild the water would have been contaminated. Get one of these and the cat will be in heaven.

u/Radical_Zed · 1 pointr/Pets

I don't recommend a large bowl of food, that will lead to over-eating and when my cats get a little too much dry they tend to vomit it back up when it expands a bit in their stomach. Also that's how people get obese cats and that is very unhealthy. A high quality food that costs more now should save you in the years down the road when you're not paying for vet bills as a result of poor diet.

Just feed him before you leave and when you get back. Leave some toys out, even some balled up pieces of paper are fantastic toys.

Also consider getting a cat water fountain like this one. I have it and it lures the cats in to drink more because of the moving water which is a natural attractant.

u/laterdayze · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hi there, what a great contest! :)

My Sofie kitty is 2, so not quite a kitten anymore, but she is such a sweetie pie and loves to play!

I found this, and thought it was really cool! Sofie likes to drink fresh water the best (directly from the faucet) and this seems like a neat alternative!

As I said, Sofie loves to play and I know she would love this mouse toy on my For the Kitty wishlist. :)

Thanks so much, I hope you and your kitty have a wonderful Christmas!

u/mishugashu · 1 pointr/cats

I'd probably just buy her a pet fountain.

Like this:

u/Jboyes · 1 pointr/funny

Try this:

u/Americlone_Meme · 1 pointr/videos

I would otherwise say it's a waste of money, but if that was the alternative, $25-$50 seems like a bargain for a running water cat bowl.

u/BB8Droid · 1 pointr/cats

Something like this:

I got a different one that is stainless steel, just to match my kitchen. But it is awesome! My kitty would hardly drink from a regular bowl, but with the fountain we have to refill it with at least a cup of water a day. And she's tiny, only 8 pounds.

I've not actually read any studies, but apparently the fountains have been shown to decrease the risk of kidney disease and urinary tract problems, simply because it gets them to drink more

u/ReubenTuesday · 1 pointr/kitties

If you're going to be out for long stretches of time every day, I would suggest not getting a kitten and instead looking for an older cat who is house trained and accustomed to being alone during the day.

As far as vacation is concerned your best bet is to find a friend/relative who will be willing to drop by your house once a day to put down food/clean litter/play with the kitty for a bit. If you are only heading off for a long weekend these things can easily be taken care of by using pet fountains, automated feeders, heck you can even get self cleaning litter trays. Any longer than that though and it's best to get someone to come round and take care of these things.

One more thing, whilst feeding you cat and providing litter may be reasonably cheap, vets bills can be INSANE. I would definitely recommend getting pet insurance.

u/Scoxxicoccus · 1 pointr/cats

My 8yr old cat will take any opportunity to drink from the faucet and just passed a complete physical with flying colors. You might try something like this just to keep it happy.

Still, if you are worried, you should take it in for a checkup.

u/camn7797 · 1 pointr/videos

Your cat needs this...

Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

u/dptofnala · 1 pointr/cats

My cat loved the sink, so I bought her a Drinkwell water fountain. It gives her a constant stream of running water. Some of the water fountains don't have a dripping stream (they have fresh water upwelling from the bottom). My cat LOVES this one. Best $30 I have ever spent. When I turn it off, she sits and stares at it until I turn it back on.

u/cube5000 · 1 pointr/Pets

He might be one of those cats that likes aerated water. Have you thought of getting him one of these as it may help as everyone also has said.

u/ermac83 · 1 pointr/askscience

my cats did the same thing until i got them this,

it has a container in the back and just cycles the water from the basin. it's pretty neat and needs minimal cleaning.

u/charlielight · 1 pointr/cats

Got this for my cats. It's been 6 months and they still cry at the sink for the faucet to be turned on.