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Pioneer Pet Big Max Ceramic Drinking Fountain
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- Circulating drinking water is naturally appealing to your pet
- Replaceable charcoal filter for clean and pure, healthy water
- Dishwasher Safe
- 128 oz capacity
- Modern design fits in any home décor
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
For optimal performance we recommend that you clean the fountain once a week and disassemble/clean the pump once a month.
Drinking Fountain Big Max™ by Pioneer Pet
Moving water attracts pets, encouraging them to drink to stay hydrated & healthy. The ultra-quiet pump circulates and oxygenates the water. With its huge drinking area, the Big Max Drinking Fountain will suit most dogs or multiple cats. Made from durable ceramic, this pet fountain holds over a gallon of water.
Product Features & Benefits
- Water flow continuously washes the bowl for maximum cleanliness.
- Durable black ceramic.
- Capacity: 128 oz. (3.78L)
- Product Dimensions: 4 ¼” H x 12” W x 13.75” L
- Product Weight: 7.0 lbs.
- Premium replaceable charcoal filter for clean & pure, healthy water.
- Patent pending design holds filter and electric pump.
- Safe, low voltage UL listed power system.
- 6’ (1.82m) long power cord.
- Easy cleaning, dishwasher safe.
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Top Customer Reviews
First of all, the assembly was easy. Three simple steps and I had it together within a few minutes, running with water and everything.
The ceramic material for this fountain is genius! It's still lightweight, looks phenomenal, and doesn't scratch easily. Plus the mastiff can't shove it around all the over the place. :)
The bix max holds A LOT of water! I was thrilled. Less bending over with my bad back. All I have to do now is pout a pitcher of water in the main bowl. Super easy.
So far haven't had to clean it. Looks easy though. If the assembly was that simple I'm sure the cleanup will be too. The cats absolutely love it, which makes me happy cause I know their getting the water they need throughout the day.
As I've said, I did a lot of research including checking out youtube and different websites. I am seriously impressed by the engineering of this product and would hands down suggest this fountain to anyone in the market for one. :)
We had a plastic fountain for the last two years. Overall, I had no complaints. It *did* have some cleanliness issues though (it needed to be periodically scrubbed for algae, and the filter would clog with fur), and my cat did not help the problem because when she drank, she preferred to let the flow of the fountain flow over the top of her head. It only pooped out recently, and it might have been our own fault for letting it run too dry... but either way, once it pooped out, we started investigating ALL our options, wondering if just buying a new pump was really worth it...
This new fountain does NOT flow in a way where she can get her head wet. It also is whisper-quiet. I hear nothing... the old fountain made a distinct bubbling sound, and even louder if it had a low water level. People were rather grossed-out looking at the algae build-up, which was only removeable to a certain degree.
The new ceramic fountain will NOT be accumulating buildup in the same way, and it makes no bubbling noise at all. Best yet is how easy it is to refill... we just pour more water in, compared to the Drinkwell we had, where we had to remove the tank, refill it, and then carefully realign it without it spilling again. The pieces on this fountain are just so much more practical: two ceramic pieces and an easily-disassembled motor/filter. There were soooo many crevices on our Drinkwell that would clog with fur. Not so on this new fountain.
I LOVE it. It's even attractive, and nobody walks in and says, "Hmmmm....what's that moldy looking plastic thing with all the gurgly water??"
Update: The only criticism I have of this fountain is that it does not fully cycle the water.Read more ›
On the plus side, ceramic is not as porous as plastic, which is beneficial for hygiene. It is less apt to be damaged by a dishwasher, and it is also MUCH simpler (only two main parts) and smaller (no tall towers) to fit in the dish washer as well. It is also far more attractive looking than the odd colored plastic Drinkwell fountain.
After a week now, I can say that my two cats enjoy drinking from this fountain as much as the Drinkwell Platinum with equal frequency.
Update: I have had the pump replaced. The second pump in combination with overfilling the reservoir (fill it to the very top) and giving the tower a little bump until vibration stops, and it is now about the same noise as the Drinkwell Platinum pump which is quiet.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very very disappointed. Design flaw. Water is not sucked through the filter housing into the pump. Pump works fine without the filter housing and filter but what's the point? Read morePublished 1 day ago by JO
My three cats love this fountain. Runs quietly. The pump lasts a long time, even though my 11 year old daughter tend to let the water get too low in the bowl (It's one of her... Read morePublished 17 days ago by anne simson
So far so good. It looks so much better than my other water bowl. Not sure my animals are drinking anymore than they did before, but its not an eyesore to my kitchen. Read morePublished 21 days ago by TheChemist
I love this water bowl for my maine coons, but I've had to get it replaced twice due to small tiny cracks. Amazon has awesome replacement policies, so I am very pleased.Published 2 months ago by OFMW
We bought this for my cats two years ago, after my male cat was diagnosed with urinary crystals and it has been a god send! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Kimberly Overcash
The filter on it isn't very powerful so debris and hair get stuck in it. I still end up needing to clean it out every day otherwise my pet refuses to use it. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cynthia Anne Robinson
Yes it is ceramic but the white rubber piece where the water comes out stinks of harsh chemicals. I had it run for two days hoping the smell would go away but hasn't improved. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian C.
Very disappointed with this product not even 5 minutes after the first use the electrical components started to make a very loud and annoying high pitched noise. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
My four small dogs took a week to get used to the running water. Now they all lvoe the fountain.Published 4 months ago by Linda B. Robertson