Over the past few years, I have met a many a cat, with many a different “drinking habits”! There are some cats who prefer to drink out of a glass, or those who prefer the dog’s bowl, and there are those who like to lap up the water that drains out of plants (eeekkk….make sure there is no plant food in there) and I even know one certain kitty girl that waits for the bathtub to be running full blast before drinking up! The one thing you have to remember throughout any “drinking habit” is that water is very important for cats!
With 5 cats at home, it’s important for us to have water available to them in multiple places in the home. We have a “Cool Flow” water fountain on the main floor where they eat, and upstairs we have 2 ceramic bowls which we refill every night before bed. Each cat has their preference, Clif dips his paw and licks the water that way, and Katy drinks straight from the spout of the fountain! But here is one fountain that I am going to be introducing into our home. Made by the Cat-It division of Hagen is the Fresh and Clear Cat Drinking Fountain.
This fountain is….PURRFECT for a single cat household or a multi-cat household and keeps the water fresh, thanks to the carbon filter and the constant movement of the water.
The fountain is so easy to maintain, as you can take the whole unit apart to clean it. Here is an easy step by step to show you just how simple and elegant this fountain is.
Here are the 6 pieces all ready to assemble. That round foamy type piece is the carbon filter. Make sure to rinse it out for a few seconds to discard any of the leftover carbon dust.
There is a perfect slot for the pump cord to lay, out of the way and protected by a clever little plastic bit!
Next, snap in the tight fitting top plastic layer and voila! Read to be filled with water (until the little red gauge deems it full) and plugged in!
Cats who eat wet food with naturally drink less water, but they should still be drinking some. A healthy amount of water in any cats diet can ward off many health issues, such as kidney disease, crystals in their urine or even something as minor as dandruff.
Cats will normally always choose flowing water over stagnant water, and this fountain provides exactly that.
These happy guys love their fountain! And I’m sure my guys and girls will as well! I’ll keep you posted!