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#338422 - 02/14/11 04:46 PM Cat water fountain
CatBrat Offline
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My cat wakes me up so I can turn on the bathroom facet so she can get a drink, sometimes in the middle of the night, but usually about an hour before my alarm goes off. (grrr). So today, I've decided to go to Petco and look at the cat water fountains. I've been looking at them today and reading the reviews and so far, this one seems to be the best one.

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#338429 - 02/14/11 05:18 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: CatBrat]
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My wife's cousin has that one. The drone of the water pump is pretty annoying.
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#338433 - 02/14/11 05:22 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: pmbuko]
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I think Brian should wake up kitty an hour BEFORE she wakes him up, and give her some water.
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#338435 - 02/14/11 05:24 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: pmbuko]
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I was wondering about that. Reading the reviews, most of them say it's quiet. Some say it's noisy. One said they had to turn it off to watch a movie. One said you could only hear the trickling of the water. It's almost as if it depends on whether the motor spins evenly or is off-center or something.

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#338436 - 02/14/11 05:26 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
I think Brian should wake up kitty an hour BEFORE she wakes him up, and give her some water.


I like this idea, except it would probably backfire and she would get me up even earlier to get even.

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#338438 - 02/14/11 05:29 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: CatBrat]
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We got our kitty last fall from a shelter. She'd come to them from being abandoned in an empty house. Seems that she'd taught herself to drink from the toilet.

Now she won't drink even the freshest water from a bowl, or even straight from the tap, no matter what we try.

We just make sure that we clean the toilets very regularly. No fancy fountains required.

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#338439 - 02/14/11 05:32 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: Kruncher]
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I keep the lid down to make sure she doesn't get in it. I would think that if you got one of these fountains, she could easily be retrained, because cats love running water. (I reread your message. Maybe not.)

Put the water dish or fountain on top of the closed lid?


Edited by CatBrat (02/14/11 05:38 PM)

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#338455 - 02/14/11 07:24 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: CatBrat]
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Don't forget to flush Kruncher!

1 of my 2 cats always drinks out of the faucet. I'm thinking about buying a pet fountain from amazon. If you get one you like please let me know.
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#338460 - 02/14/11 08:21 PM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: terzaghi]
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I checked all of the local stores in my hood today and no body had this particular one, so I ordered it from the manufacturer Veterinary Ventures. It was $79.89 for fountain and shipping. I might of saved $10 by ordering form Amazon, but I prefer to deal with manufacturer in case of a problem.

If you google for "drinkwell original vs platinum" you will find people who have purchased both and prefer the platinum.

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#338526 - 02/15/11 07:44 AM Re: Cat water fountain [Re: CatBrat]
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These are all excellent reasons to get a Dog. We have a cat but she sleeps in the garage - mainly because we are avoiding the coyotes. She would actually prefer to be outside. The dogs sleep in the house with the rest of the pack - and never wake me up. They get up when they hear the alarm.

This fountain looks to me like something else to have to keep clean.....
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