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Pet Water Fountains

I was going to order the Drinkwell Platinum from Amazon.de as its on offer at the moment but they don't delivery that product to CH.

Qualipet has zero selection. Anyone know where I can get a decent pet water fountain for my cats??
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Old 13.09.2013, 17:22
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Re: Pet Water Fountains

Pop over to Germany and pick one up?


I can heartily endorse the Drinkwell. I had one in the States for over 10 years before giving it up when I moved here.
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Re: Pet Water Fountains

Zooplus. Order from their Swiss site if it's above the customs limit:

http://www.zooplus.ch/esearch.htm#q=drinkwell

Order from their German site if it's under the customs limit:

http://www.zooplus.de/esearch.htm#q=drinkwell

There are almost always coupons available (do a google search) to take another 5-10% off your order, as well.
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What's wrong with a bowl of water?
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Cats in the wild only drink from waterfalls.

Don't you know anything?
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I was going to order the Drinkwell Platinum from Amazon.de as its on offer at the moment but they don't delivery that product to CH.

Qualipet has zero selection. Anyone know where I can get a decent pet water fountain for my cats??
We've used this type http://www.ebay.com/itm/CatIt-Fresh-...item48566dcb77 for some years now, and it's been brilliant. Bought from the pet supplies shop just north of St Louis in France.

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It will go yukky in a day or so, and/or empty. Ones like we have will provide enough water, even for four cats, for several days, and constantly circulating and filtering keeps it clean and fresh. Of all the cat gadgets we've ever bought this is the best.
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Some cats, especially males, suffer from feline lower urinary tract disease, a range of problems that includes crystals forming in the bladder, which can block the urethra. It is fatal unless treated quickly and the remedies include a low salt diet and plenty of water. It is relatively common (1%), and would be a medical indicator for a more attractive water source.

Kidney disease is also a problem for cats, and can be helped by them drinking water.

Finally, cats that learn to turn on faucets are a big pain in the ahem
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Re: Pet Water Fountains

Love the comments. To expand:

One kitty has kidney failure and needs a good constant of fresh water. If the water isn't fresh she won't drink it and that can actually make it worse or her failing kidneys or worse :-(

I used Drinkwell in the UK. Brought it over here but the pump when pop. I looked for a new pump but it seems in Germany a new fountain is cheaper plus ill have an EU plug.

I'm moving house in 3 weeks, have a 10 month old baby plus I'm 5 months pregnant (Omg you're thinking right....) so popping over to Germany isn't quite so easy at the moment.

Thanks for the suggestions so far though :-D
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Some cats, especially males, suffer from feline lower urinary tract disease, a range of problems that includes crystals forming in the bladder, which can block the urethra. It is fatal unless treated quickly and the remedies include a low salt diet and plenty of water. It is relatively common (1%), and would be a medical indicator for a more attractive water source.

Kidney disease is also a problem for cats, and can be helped by them drinking water.

Finally, cats that learn to turn on faucets are a big pain in the ahem
Ha ha my cats turn on the bedea (no idea he to spell that but its an ass washer lol) and drink from that
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Cats in the wild only drink from waterfalls.

Don't you know anything?
Guess they miss seeing all those streams then.

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We've used this type http://www.ebay.com/itm/CatIt-Fresh-...item48566dcb77 for some years now, and it's been brilliant. Bought from the pet supplies shop just north of St Louis in France.



It will go yukky in a day or so, and/or empty. Ones like we have will provide enough water, even for four cats, for several days, and constantly circulating and filtering keeps it clean and fresh. Of all the cat gadgets we've ever bought this is the best.
And you can't wash out or refill a bowl? PLEASE!

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Some cats, especially males, suffer from feline lower urinary tract disease, a range of problems that includes crystals forming in the bladder, which can block the urethra. It is fatal unless treated quickly and the remedies include a low salt diet and plenty of water. It is relatively common (1%), and would be a medical indicator for a more attractive water source.

Kidney disease is also a problem for cats, and can be helped by them drinking water.

Finally, cats that learn to turn on faucets are a big pain in the ahem
What's that got to do with not using a drinking bowl? You can take a cat to water but you can't make them drink, no matter what the container.

Mind you our late cat always preferred to drink out of the birds' bath bowl outside than have what I put down for her inside.
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I was going to order the Drinkwell Platinum from Amazon.de as its on offer at the moment but they don't delivery that product to CH.

Qualipet has zero selection. Anyone know where I can get a decent pet water fountain for my cats??
http://www.zooplus.de, has a great selection and is reasonably priced.

We have the 360 degree drinker, cannot recommend it highly enough, had lots of different ones and that is the only that that has been here 12 months later

Darcy
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What's that got to do with not using a drinking bowl? You can take a cat to water but you can't make them drink
Um, well, making the water more attractive helps. Some cats prefer moving water or are very easily put off by smells. If the choice were contraption or sick/dead cat, I'd pick contraption.

I have actually had two cats with urinary tract disease, and between ultrasounds and surgery to correct the initial problem and years of prescription diet food, a fancy bowl is peanuts.

And why does it bug you so much how people spend their own money?
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Re: Pet Water Fountains

I was in fressnapf yesterday and they had some drinking fountains on sale. Not sure of the brand. I thought about getting one for my dog, she's very bad about drinking water....then i remembered she attacks hoses and in ground sprinklers. Could be a war zone inside our house.
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Easy for us. Ebby just drinks from the public fountains
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http://www.zooplus.de, has a great selection and is reasonably priced.

We have the 360 degree drinker, cannot recommend it highly enough, had lots of different ones and that is the only that that has been here 12 months later

Darcy
I must say that's the only thing with the platinum the pump seems to go quick if in hard water areas. How do you find your 360 one? I've seen them.
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What's wrong with a bowl of water?
I know it seems a bit over kill and Trust me I thought it was at first but I got sick of having to change the water two or three times a day because my cats got very fussy. They also decided to drink in other places which I want keen on. Sinks etc.

Fountains just keep the water clean as they have filters and there is just something about animals and drinking from running water.

In the end for health reason of my cat the vet recommended it as an option to keep my cat from dehydration.
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Re: Pet Water Fountains

[QUOTE=swiss_in_training;1974895Finally, cats that learn to turn on faucets are a big pain in the ahem [/QUOTE]

Well, ours was smarter - she would wail next to the faucet for until finally a human would turn on the waterflow...

We did get a spring in the end and they loved it for quite a while (though a real pain in the rear to clean, green stuff everywhere, even with filter..).
Now there is only one of three left, and he's happy with the bowl..
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Well, ours was smarter - she would wail next to the faucet for until finally a human would turn on the waterflow...

We did get a spring in the end and they loved it for quite a while (though a real pain in the rear to clean, green stuff everywhere, even with filter..).
Now there is only one of three left, and he's happy with the bowl..
Yes we had the same wailing at 2 am when we moved house and she was lost without her tap lol.

As many of you cat owners know. Cats are stubborn little critters. Unlike my dogs they will not be trained. They Unfortunately dictate their needs and I just try my best to make sure they are met lol
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I'm moving house in 3 weeks, have a 10 month old baby plus I'm 5 months pregnant (Omg you're thinking right....) so popping over to Germany isn't quite so easy at the moment.


WOW - take care and hope all goes well. Let's hope it's not triplets (sorry not funny, but this is what happened to our best friends, triplets when number one was 18 months).

Hope you find the fountain you want - whatever we think of it, lol. I change our cats water first time in the morning and at bedtime, and it takes a few second
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