Reddit reviews PetSafe Drinkwell Original Dog and Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Drinking Fountain for Pets, 50 oz.
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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
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.
I got my cats a water fountain like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00063446M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_natgzbB98KH3X
They drink a lot more water now than when I put water in a bowl.
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.
You could get one of those water fountains for pets. Like this: http://www.amazon.com/Drinkwell-FWB-RE-Original-Pet-Fountain/dp/B00063446M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1369935306&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=pet+fountain
A lot of cats like to drink from running water.
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.
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).
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.
Cats also love running water, they make drinking fountains for cats just for this reason.
She might like something like this
It’s for cats and dogs but they love it!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Okay a few cat suggestions.
Hope that helps!
My cat did the same thing. we got her this and it seems to help.
Thanks :) Amazon! ww.amazon.com/gp/product/B00063446M/ should help fix someone's little bird-soup problem, haha.
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.
You should get one of these.
FYI, you can get something that keeps it naturally moving and thus not so contaminated
I don't know a single cat who doesn't prefer to drink moving water.
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!
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!
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!
Directly from the link
Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain
by Water & Feed
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!
She might like a cat water fountain. My girls love theirs!
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
My cat use to only drink from my cup. We got him this and he drink from it no problem.
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.
This kind of machine fails gracefully...
Meaning - no power, cat still gets water
Cats instinctively drink from running water. Something like a cat fountain might help you out.
Have you looked into something like this?
PetSafe Drinkwell Original Cat and Dog Water Fountain, Filtered Water for Your Pet, 50 oz. Water Capacity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00063446M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_im0nDbPX808ME
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.
I recognize your cat, Stephanie Connolly.
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: http://www.amazon.com/pet-supplies/dp/B00063446M
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.
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!
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."
There are actually a bunch of cat water fountains available.
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.
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.
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!
I'd probably just buy her a pet fountain.
Like this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00063446M
Try this: www.amazon.com/Drinkwell-FWB-RE-Original-Pet-Fountain/dp/B00063446M
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.
Something like this: http://www.amazon.com/PetSafe-Drinkwell-Original-Pet-Fountain/dp/B00063446M
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
You NEED these truffles
This pet fountain is pretty spectacular
A genius who loves you and wants you to be warm invented these ear muffs
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.
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.
Your cat needs this...
Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00063446M/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_2SMbub0EK62AB
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.
Get her one of these.
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.
my cats did the same thing until i got them this,http://www.amazon.com/Drinkwell-FWB-RE-Original-Pet-Fountain/dp/B00063446M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1396110795&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=cat+water+fountain
it has a container in the back and just cycles the water from the basin. it's pretty neat and needs minimal cleaning.
Got this for my cats. It's been 6 months and they still cry at the sink for the faucet to be turned on.
Why not get it one of these? http://www.amazon.com/Drinkwell-FWB-RE-Original-Pet-Fountain/dp/B00063446M
Problem solved for sixty-five bucks.