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  • Provides constant stream of water that encourages your pets to drink more
  • Patented 5-inch free-falling stream
  • Holds 50 ounces of flowing water
  • Replaceable charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odors
  • For use in the US only
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  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 9.1 x 7 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00063446M
  • Item model number: FWB-RE
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,809 customer reviews)
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Keep your pet healthy with the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

Dr. Mary Burns, DVM was inspired to develop the first pet fountain when she witnessed her cat trying to get to her dripping faucet for a drink. She wanted to replicate the falling water, which enticed her cat to drink, into a product that was easy and accessible for her cat. The Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain was born. Its patented, free-falling stream aerates the water with healthful oxygen and an activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors. The Original Fountain satisfies your pet’s urge for fresh, running water and encourages them to get the proper hydration essential to their health.

Is your pet dehydrated?

To check if your pet is dehydrated, gently grab a loose fold of skin, either on the back of the neck or in between the shoulder blades and release. If the skin snaps back into place, your pet should be okay. If the skin slowly returns into place, your pet could be dehydrated and may need to be checked by a veterinarian. On average, your pet should drink one ounce of water per pound of weight daily.

What is activated carbon?

The activated carbon replacement filters are made of coconut shells. The coconut shells are put through a process called carbonization, which removes all other elements other than carbon. The carbon is then ‘activated’ by adding back oxygen, creating a material suitable for adsorption. Activated carbon absorbs basic water contaminants, as well as chlorine from tap water. This helps improve the taste and remove odors from basic drinking water.

Veterinarian Invented by Dr. Mary Burns, DVM.

Veterinarians recommend fountains because the moving water encourages pets to drink more for proper hydration. The free-falling stream also adds oxygen for freshness, making the water more appealing to drink. Proper hydration promotes healthy kidney function, cushions and lubricates joints, speeds recovery time for sick or injured pets and helps your pet’s body with temperature regulation.


Key Features:

1. Patented free-falling stream adds more oxygen for freshness, encouraging pets to drink more water.
2. Replaceable activated carbon filter removes bad tastes and odors for fresher, better-tasting water.
3. Constant circulation inhibits bacteria growth in between cleanings.
4. Receiving ramp reduces splash and sound of falling water.
5. Adjustable flow control to increase or decrease flow of water.
6. BPA-Free plastic is top-shelf dishwasher safe (excluding pump) for easy cleaning.
7. Power cord is 6-feet long with inline connection for easy disassembly.*

* For Indoor Household Use Only.



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*DAILY WATER INTAKE: A healthy daily water intake range for cats and dogs is 0.3 - 1.07 oz per lb of the pet's actual weight (20-70 mL per kg). For the purpose of this chart, the maximum intake of 1 oz per lb was used to calculate the estimated days filled. Your pet may drink more than the recommended amount due to high activity level and/or other external factors, such as the heat. If your pet is consuming significantly more than the indicated amounts above, this may be a sign of polydipsia or other ailment, please seek the counsel of a veterinarian as soon as possible.

**ESTIMATED DAYS FILLED: Calculations were made on a single pet basis and do not account for multiple pets' use of the fountain. All calculations were made using the maximum level of water intake for each specified weight. The above calculations do not take into account water evaporation or other external factors, such as spilling.

Product Description

Drinkwell® Original Pet Water Fountain Ideal for Cats or Dogs under 50 lbs. Drinkwell® Original Pet Fountain uses an innovative watering system featuring a patented free-falling stream of water. A large charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odors giving your pet the best possible and most appealing way to stay hydrated. Simple and Safe Proven to benefit your pet's health! The Drinwkell® Pet Fountain is a great way to show your pets just how much you care. Our research shows that one of the best ways to improve your pet's health is to get them to drink more water. And the best way to do that is with the Drinkwell® Pet Fountain. By using a 5-inch falling stream of water, the Pet Fountain continually aerates your pet's water with healthful oxygen. The Drinkwell® is the best way to entice your pet to drink more water! While most people are aware of the human benefits of drinking enough water each day, many likely overlook the intake needs of their pets. Water is an essential element for both humans and pets alike, yet getting enough H2O can be challenging especially for our furry friends that prefer free-falling water to stagnant water in a traditional feeding bowl. As a caring pet owner, there is a solution to better ensure the proper hydration of your pet - it’s Drinkwell® The Original Pet Fountain. Drinkwell® Original Pet Fountain satisfies a pet’s preference for running water and need for proper hydration, while also serving as a convenience product for owners. The easily maintained product holds more than one gallon of water (with the use of an optional reservoir), and best of all keeps pets off of counters and out of sinks and toilets. Benefits Veterinarian Designed to encourage water intake and proper hydration in pets Increased water intake will help prevent urinary tract disease Provides pets with an enjoyable falling steam of water Removes bad tastes and odors with an extra large charcoal filter Circulation cools


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Customer Reviews

Took my cats a few days to get used to it and now they love it.
food lover
Our cat loves drinking out of the bathroom sink faucet, so it was great to find a water dish with a fountain that she would like.
Ian T. Brown
Also, if the water level drops down too low, the humming noise gets a little louder.
Azriel

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

740 of 749 people found the following review helpful By Koko the Talking Ape on August 28, 2006
My aging cat, like many others, needs to be encouraged to drink as much as possible. I read lots of reviews for cat fountains, and decided on this one (there are basically two other options that I know about.)

I have a pergo floor that isn't impervious to water, so I varnished a thin 2'x2' piece of plywood to set the fountain on, to catch any random splashes.

Maisie wasn't sure about the thing at first, though maybe the smell of the varnish was putting her off. After a few days she has taken to it fine. I don't know if she LOVEs it, as other owners have claimed, but she does use it, which is all I could reasonably expect.

Good:
- It is quiet. The motor is virtually inaudible. I don't know why some other people complain about the humming or buzzing noise. I don't hear a thing, and mine is sitting on a hard floor (on top of a sheet of 1/16" plywood.) It can make a trickling watery sound at the high setting, but apparently some people like the sound, and anyway turning down the flow almost eliminates it.

- It holds a fair amount of water. I don't have to worry about it going dry every few days as I did with the old water bowl. So Maisie always has water to drink.

- Doesn't splash water everywhere. In fact it doesn't splash at all. The water has a landing ramp that lets it down easy.

- Stable, not easy to tip over.

Not so good:
- It does need to be refilled every few days, not because it will run out of water, but because the impeller pump sits a fair distance above the bottom of the drinking bowl, so there has to be a fair amount of water in the bowl so the impeller (like a little paddle wheel) isn't spinning in air. The pump will complain then, making a sucking, thrumming sound.
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249 of 264 people found the following review helpful By Derek Hofmann on May 16, 2005
Some of the negative reviews indicate that the Drinkwell is noisy. The truth is, it's only noisy if it doesn't have enough water or if the intake valve is clogged (which so far hasn't caused the pump to burn out for me). There's a slight hum from the pump when it's working correctly, but it will be much quieter than the other appliances in your kitchen.

Cat hair and cat food can both clog the intake. So to keep it in top condition, check the water level once every day or two (or get the add-on reservoir), place the Drinkwell several paces away from the food dish (so your cats aren't tempted to moisten their food with it), and break down and clean the Drinkwell regularly, perhaps once a month when you change the filter cartridge.
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221 of 245 people found the following review helpful By R. McCarty on November 6, 2004
The pros are that if your cat likes to drink from a faucet then your he will go crazy for the Drinkwell Fountain. It is also healthier for the cat because the water falling into the bowl helps to keep the water oxiginated.

The cons are that if your cat doesn't like to drink out of the faucet then they may not like the splashing water. Yes, you can adjust the flow but even with it on low my cat was getting splashed in the face when he tried to drink from the bowl. My other cat simply refused to go near it. Also the instructions claim that due to the filter and the circulating water you would only have to clean it once a week. I found this to not be the case. Even with emptying the water and putting in fresh water every day the bowl was getting slimy after only 3 days and had to be scrubbed out.
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177 of 197 people found the following review helpful By VA Mom on September 8, 2008
I've had our drinkwell for about 6 years now. The cats love it, the dog loves it. But boy is it a b*tch to clean!!! I wish they'd redesign the dam* thing.

Attention Drinkwell Engineers

1. Take out ALL the right angles AND THE CRANNIES. Design it so it is actually possible to clean with your silly bottle brushes.

2. Make it easier to pull out the stupid pump with out causing injury to one's knuckles and fingers. Hint, cut away the back of the fountain where the pump is so you can actually get a grip on it to twist it out.

That said, when it's time to wash it, I put everything (except the pump) in the dishwasher and run it on sanitize. It comes out slime free! While it's washing, I nurse my banged-up knuckles with some neosporin, bandaids and an ice cold beer and we're good to go for another 3 weeks.
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Every cat owner knows their pet(s) must drink plenty of water for good health. Fresh water is as necessary to your cat's well being as good, nutritious cat food. My two certainly drink lots of water - especially in hot weather. However, stagnate water in bowls loses its freshness fast. It also accumulates cat hairs, dust and debris - not very appetizing. Drinkwell Pet Fountain for Cats encourages pets to drink all the water they need because there's always a supply of clean flowing water. Re-circulating water, with greater exposure to oxygen, provides fresh-tasting, cool, filtered water with lots of health benefits. Encouraging cats to drink more water helps ensure proper kidney function and may decrease the incidence of urinary disease.

The charcoal filter, which is a feature I really like, absorbs bad tastes and odors. The fountain has a six cup capacity, and you can purchase an additional six cup capacity with use of a refill accessory. The additional water supply is wonderful, especially if you go away for the weekend frequently.

The weather has been really warm, recently, in my neck of the woods. I bought my Drinkwell Fountain at the end of April and my cats, Dapple and Max, love it. I still change the water every two days or so, wash the water dish, and I check the water level daily - but that's me. Also, be sure to remove any pet hair that has accumulated near the intake propeller every few days. When the water level is kept above the intake valve, there is no noise except the soothing sound of flowing water.

The cats are also fascinated by the running water, and just hanging out by the water fountain encourages them to drink more. Who knows what they gossip about.

JANA
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