Throughout July we are focusing on the importance of hydration for your pet’s health. As the weather gets warmer, we must pay attention to how much our pets are drinking and ensure we are educated in how much they need.
During a survey we undertook we found that 59% of pet owners didn’t know how much water to give their pets each day.
Our research found that your pet needs 70ml of water per 1kg of body weight every day. Being hydrated helps with urinary and kidney diseases, speeds up recovery time for sickness or injury, and helps the body with temperature regulation.
Our Drinkwell® Pet Fountains feature a free-falling stream of water which entices your pet to drink more, keeping your pet healthy and hydrated.
To help you make the right decision of which of our Fountains to choose, read on…
Mini & Original Pet Fountains
The smallest two of the Drinkwell® range, the Mini and Original are the perfect compact hydration stations for your small pets. Kittens, puppies, cats and small dogs will benefit from the 1.2 litre (for the mini) or 1.5 litre (for the Original) capacity fountain with a constant stream of fresh water which is not only inviting but has unparalleled health benefits.
The plastic housing of the Fountain unit has a snap on lid to prevent any accidental removal and is dishwasher safe (excluding the pump), and whilst not only practical, the submersed pump also ensures there is almost no noise from the fountain.
360 and Avalon Pet Fountains
The 360 Pet Fountain provides 3.8 litres and the Avalon holds 2 litres of fresh, filtered water to your pet. Multiple free-falling streams of water tempt your pet to drink more as the fountain continually aerates the water with oxygen.
The 360 is available in both plastic and stainless steel, both are safe for dishwasher use (excluding their pump), and they come with interchangeable spout rings for 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 streams.
The Avalon holds two areas for drinking, a top well and the bottom dish. This design makes it easier for senior pets to reach the water and stay hydrated. The Pet Fountain’s multiple streams and circular design allow pets to drink from any angle and are great for multiple pet households.
Platinum & Big Dog Pet Fountains
The largest two of our Pet Fountains are the Platinum and Big Dog, made with a removable reservoir for easy refilling.
The Platinum Pet Fountain holds 5 litres of water which perfect for pets of all sizes, the Big Dog holds 8.5 litres, and both have rubber feet on the bottom of the fountain to prevent sliding- ideal for an enthusiastic pet!
The Platinum Pet Fountain is dishwasher safe (excluding pump), and the Big Dog Pet Fountain is hand wash only. We recommend cleaning it once a week and replacing charcoal filters with water (no soap) every two to four weeks.
If you live in a humid environment and have problems with mould or algae, soak all fountain parts in a diluted vinegar solution (20% White Vinegar and 80% Water) for 10 minutes after regular cleaning.
When being introduced to the Pet Fountain, your pet may be cautious of this new and unusual object. After beginning operation of your Pet Fountain, simply allow your pet to adjust at his or her own pace. Some pets may take several days or longer to begin use, while others will start right away.
Your pet may prefer that the Pet Fountain be placed away from their normal feeding area. Try placing it in another location, such as a different area of the kitchen or in a bathroom or utility room. For more information on the fountains, visit our Support page