Hey everybuddy. Ernie here. Did you know us cats need about one ounce of water per pound of body weight each day to stay properly hydrated? Let’s see…I weigh just over 12 pounds. That means I need about 12 ounces of water a day. Now some of that water I get through eating my canned stinky goodness. But another way is by actually drinking water, which most of us cats don’t do enough of. So it’s important to make drinking water more attractive to us cats. One way to do this is by using a drinking fountain for our water.
Making sure pets drink enough water is important to the PetSafe® people, and they have created several drinking fountains to help us kitties maintain proper hydration.
As the only pet fountains developed by a veterinarian, PetSafe® Drinkwell® pet fountains were invented in 1994 by Dr. Mary Burns, after noticing that her cat would only drink from a running faucet and would wait all day for Dr. Burns to turn the faucet on for her. In addition to providing the moving water source that cats (and dogs, too) seek, PetSafe® Drinkwell® pet fountains aid with proper metabolism, energy conversion and temperature regulation, as well as promote healthy kidney function and prevent urinary tract infections and diseases in pets.
The PetSafe® peoples contacted us and asked if we would like to try one of their fountains…the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain. The PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain is a stylish, ceramic fountain that freshly filters and continuously recirculates 70 ounces of free-flowing water, keeping it cleaner and fresher than a normal water bowl.
Other features include:
- Ceramic design is more hygienic, easy to clean, and looks great in the home.
- Dual patented free-falling streams add oxygen for freshness and encourage pets to drink more.
- Upper and lower dishes provide two drinking areas for pets.
- Low-voltage 12V system with submersible pump for safe and quiet operation.
PetSafe® sent us the Pagoda fountain in the newest color…Himalayan Blue (which is a great color, by the way). It also comes in red and white.
Now, we have to admit, we already have the Pagoda fountain in white and we LOVE drinking from it. Here’s what we love about this fountain:
- It looks really good…the design is very stylish.
- It’s very easy to put together and maintain…for the mom’s benefit.
- It’s pretty quiet…the running water is very zen-like.
- We’ve had other fountains that splashed water over the side, but not the Pagoda fountain.
- And we use it! It’s no good having a nice looking fountain if us kitties won’t use it, right?
Hey Wally! How’s that water?
Very refreshing, Ernie!
We give the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain BIG paws up! If you’re interested in getting a drinking fountain, you should definitely consider this fountain.
Now here’s the best part. The nice PetSafe® peoples have generously offered to give one our readers a PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain in the Himalayan blue color. Unfortunately, PetSafe® will only ship within the U.S., so for those of you outside the U.S. who would like to enter, you can designate a furiend or shelter in the U.S. to get the prize if you win. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to enter. The giveaway runs through December 14, 2014. Good luck!
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Disclosure: We got the PetSafe® Drinkwell® Pagoda Fountain for free when we agreed to do this review and giveaway, but that’s all we got and it didn’t influence our opinion at all.