Initially very promising, the Cat Mate Water Fountain did not end well!
We recently tried out the Cat Mate Water Fountain. Having been very dubious about mixing cats, electricity and water, we were finally persuaded to try a water fountain for one of our girls who is not very good at drinking water, and doesn’t really like wet cat food.
Cat Mate Water Fountain review
We had not used a water fountain before. At first we were very impressed by the Cat Mate Water Fountain. Aside from one occasion where she managed to tip the whole thing upside down, she used the fountain very well and it definitely did seem to get her to drink more water.
It took her a few days to get used to it, but the movement of the water definitely seems to interest her in drinking much more.
The fountain does need to be thoroughly cleaned every 2 days, but it is a fairly simple task. It is quite a large, clunky tray which can make it a bit awkward to clean and refill.
The water 'filter' cartridge in the fountain doesn’t really look substantial enough to filter water in the true sense of the word. But it is good at removing any stray hairs or dust that get into the water.
Unfortunately one of our more hyper tabbies chewed through the wire on this. Initially we were quite disappointed - but on reflection it may have been because she was contained due to a heat wave and got rather bored! Due to extreme heat waves, we decided to try this fountain again and have now used it on other cats and are converted!
A very good product but do make sure you regularly check the wires haven't been chewed.
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