Every pet parent knows it’s important to keep fresh water around for their best friend so they stay hydrated and free of urinary and kidney diseases.
However, if you have a large dog, multiple dogs, or very picky cats, you know it’s not always easy to keep a standard bowl of water clean and enticing. Which is exactly why you should consider switching to a pet water fountain.
Running water streams from pet fountains mimic the water sources your pet would search for in the wild. Did you know that some domesticated cats shun all standing water by instinct?
Water that falls or circulates becomes aerated with more oxygen than standing water, making it a healthier choice. Plus, most pet fountains have built-in filtration devices so your pet constantly enjoys water free of odors and metallic tastes—which means they’ll start drinking more.
Here are 5 of our favorite self-watering pet fountains:
PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain
The PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum pet fountain’s free-falling water stream flows like a waterfall, calling your pets to drink up.
It has built-in reservoir with the capacity to hold 168 ounces so you won’t have to constantly refill it.
The BPA-plastic is even top-shelf dishwasher safe. You’ll need to replace the carbon filters to keep the water filtered.
Pioneer Pet Raindrop Oval Stainless Steel Fountain
The Pioneer Pet Raindrop Fountain is the only fountain on our list made of high-grade stainless steel.
Plus, instead of the water free-falling, it actually circulates around the bowl like a rushing river whirlpool.
This 60 oz. capacity fountain also uses replaceable carbon filters for filtration and is dishwasher safe.
PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain
The PetSafe Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain looks like a small sprinkler your pet could play in. With its round base and center spout, it has 1–5 changeable free-falling water streams so you can place it anywhere in the room and encourage your pet to drink from every angle.
It has a 128 oz, water capacity suitable for all pets and multiple pets. It’s made of BPA-free plastic and is top-shelf dishwasher safe.
Oster Fresh Sips, Less Stress Pet Fountain
The Fresh Sips, Less Stress fountain’s bubbling stream constantly oxygenates the water for small cats and dogs. Unlike the others, it has an elevated base to help your pet drink at a comfortable height.
The BPA-free and dishwasher-safe reservoir comes in two sizes: 60 fl oz. and 100 fl oz.
The replaceable filtration system uses a sponge and charcoal filters.
PetSafe Drinkwell Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Water Fountain
The only indoor/outdoor option on our list, this pet fountain automatically refills when connected to a regular garden hose outdoors.
No need to refill it that often indoors thanks to the 1.5 gallon (192 oz.) water capacity.
It has a free-falling stream and uses a carbon filter to remove bad tastes and odors and a foam filter to get rid of hair and debris.
Make the switch from water bowls to a pet fountain today—your pet will love it and you’ll never have to coax them to drink water again.