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Ever wonder why your cat likes to drink from the faucet or a dripping shower? Cats are instinctively attracted to running water because it’s cleaner. Pet fountains are constantly circulated and filtered, so water stays clean and tastes fresher.
Your cat will be naturally drawn to the filtered, flowing water in a cat fountain, encouraging your cat to drink more. Staying hydrated keeps your cat feeling her best and helps prevent urinary, kidney, and other health issues.
In a recent study conducted by PetSafe® Brand, it was revealed that 66 per cent of Canadians were unaware that lethargy or unusual lack of energy indicates dehydration in their pets.
The following percentages of respondents were aware of these common signs of dehydration:
- Sunken eyes – 32 per cent
- Decreased skin elasticity – 29 per cent
- Loss of appetite – 27 per cent
- Depression – 17 per cent
Alarmingly, eight per cent of those polled did not recognize any of the signs of dehydration in pets.
Whether active or calm, pets need plenty of water to stay hydrated. Cats require 300ml daily and dogs between 600ml and 2,500ml depending on their size, as pet water requirements are approximately 70ml per kilogram.
On top of identifying the signs of dehydration and ensuring your pet is consuming its proper daily intake of water, here are other tips to keeping your pet hydrated:
- Monitor the weather and exercise pets during the coolest parts of the day
- Maintain a fresh water supply
- Know your pet’s safety limits and the signs of dehydration
Fish had quite an adventure last year, although he’s an indoor cat he decided to escape our house the night before a big snow storm and went missing for 25 days. Upon his return home Fish was very ill. Water is EXTREMELY important for Fish’s health, he drinks a lot throughout the day to help his kidneys and liver function better.
As you might have seen pictured above, Fish is my tap drinker. He used to sit and cry at the tap for hours on end until we finally got him his first Drinkwell fountain 4 years ago. He has been a loyal Drinkwell fan ever since.
Fish’s fountain had seen better days, it was missing a piece or two and the little pump was starting to make funny noises. Which is all to be expected after 2 moves and 4 years of usage. So when we got the chance to test out the Drinkwell Sedona we were quite excited!
The Drinkwell Sedona Pet Fountain continuously circulates and filters your pet’s water. The Sedona Pet Fountain offers 3 litres of fresh, filtered water, and the bowl and ceramic tower design minimizes spills and splashes. It also provides a large drinking area for pets with large or flat faces. The sound of the falling water is whisper-quiet, making it easily approachable by apprehensive pets. It provides dual filtration including an activated carbon filter that removes bad tastes and odours, while a foam filter captures hair and debris.
- Large drinking area to accommodate pets with large or flat faces.
- Ceramic tower with impact resistant plastic bowl
- Replaceable activated Charcoal Filter removes bad tastes and odours to enhance taste.
- Replaceable Foam Filter keeps Pump and water cleaner by catching hair and debris.
- Submersible Pump for quiet operation.
- Dishwasher safe (excluding Pump).
The PetSafe Drinkwell Sedona fountain will set you back about 130.00$ CND but you must also keep in mind the monthly filter changes. A 4-pack PetSafe Drinkwell Replacement Carbon Filters will cost you approximately 12.00$ CND while a 2-pack of PetSafe Drinkwell Replacement Foam Filters will cost you 7.00$ CND.
Fish took to the new fountain right away. I think he really enjoyed the silent pump most of all, our old fountain sounded like it was about to explode at any given moment. LOL! He really likes licking the water off of the ceramic tower rather than the large drinking area. However, I could tell that he did miss his flowing fountain spout.
Soy as we call him is my scaredy-cat, he’s afraid of his own shadow. After slowly approaching the bowl, sniffing it and poking it with his paw he then proceeded to trying to tip the bowl over. (I’m going to have to keep an eye on this one!) When his plan was proven unsuccessful, he decided to have a drink.
Sawyer really enjoyed the large drinking pool. Him and our other cat Dexter used to have this problem with our old fountain where when they would drink in the drinking area the flowing water coming out of the spout would fall on their heads. It was not only annoying for them, but also for me because I was constantly cleaning fur out of the fountain!
Our other pool drinking kitty. Dexter is a very special cat, he doesn’t like people or animals to touch him. Fast movements upset him, this is why I believe he rather drink from the quiet pool of water than the flowing fountain. The Sedona has a much gentler flow which I think Dexter enjoys very much. There is also no splashing from a higher water spout which is great for him.
Ollie suffers from hyperthyroidism. His illness causes increased thirst which requires distilled water to keep him properly hydrated. Just like Fish, Ollie prefers the ceramic tower. The sound of the flowing water reminds him that there is always fresh water near to quench his thirst.PROS
- Beautiful design (it looks very modern)
- The fountain is very quiet.
- Reduced splashing, good for cats that does not like to drink from waterfalls
- Long power cord.
- Dual filtering keeps the water extremely clean.
- Easy to see water level.
- It does not really have a waterfall effect.
- It does not have a reservoir.
- The ceramic tower is heavy and can break anytime (no replacement available).
- Clear plastic gets scratched easily and shows.
- Water capacity is more for single pet homes.
- Easily tipped over.
With four cats I found myself filling the fountain several times daily which I found a bit inconvenient. But my cats really enjoyed having fresh cold water regularly. So it was more of an inconvenience for me than them.
In the end we really enjoyed our fountain, even though it didn’t meet each cats wants/needs it’s still a great product and my pets really enjoy it. I would absolutely recommend this fountain to pet owners.