Best Cat Water Fountain
Veken Cat Water Fountain, 84oz Automatic Pet Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser with 3 Replacement Filters & 1 Silicone Mat for Cats and Small to Medium Dogs (Orange)
There was one minor issue with this Best Cat Water Fountain product that I think folks need to be aware of. Before I get into that, I want to preface this review by saying that this is a really good product, and I’ll continue to use it. With some modifications.
Let me tell you of my predicament. My little Azrael is six pounds of bundled fury, curiosity, and precociousness. She needs to have constant stimulation that she can sit and think about. Her biggest peril is her absolute fascination with water. She has learned how to flush the toilet, and she has learned how to turn on the faucet in one of my bathrooms.
Most of all, she is fascinated by the sound of running water. If I don’t know where she is, and I need her to come out, treats don’t work. A running faucet, though….
My last fountain was a good product. It made noise from the sound of running water. I think it was over stimulating for Azrael, because I started to come home to find various household objects in the stream of water. At first, I thought she was making it easier to drink without getting the top of her head wet, as the fountain would inevitably empty all over the floor, but I’ve since learned that getting wet does not bother her one bit. No, I think she was doing it to make it quieter. Which, of course made it louder because that pump running no water sounded like something from the other side of the grave.
I gave up on that old unit because it was a huge pain to clean. I ordered this unit because of good reviews on various sites. I think it’s a quality unit, but I’ve had an issue with it.
At first, I didn’t think Azrael was going to get any use out of it at all. She paid it no mind whatsoever, and I think that the reason for that was because it wasn’t making enough noise. That would be a benefit to most folks, but I wanted to experiment a bit to see if I could get Azrael more interested. I put in a make-shift straw to make the spout a bit longer, and it did start to make a bit of noise. That piqued Azrael’s interest. Bonus, right?
The spout on the top of the unit is shaped like a flower, as you can see in the picture. During assembly, this is slid into the pump assembly. It’s easy to assemble and de-assemble. Perhaps too easy. On that first night, a soaking wet Azrael brought me the flower. She was able to wiggle it loose because, well, she’s too dang smart for her own good.
On night number two, I had a repeat. A soaking wet Azrael seemed quite proud of herself for extricating the flower from the pump, indeed. So, I decided I needed to undo my little jury-rig, and I put the flower down to it’s normal height. The problem seemed to be solved until, last night…..
Except she wasn’t nearly as wet this time.
I’ll continue to use the unit while I try to figure out a way to make the dang flower stay in the unit. It’s a good product, and perhaps Azrael is just a bit too precocious. This would probably work great for most cats. But if you have a cat that loves water and seems to love bringing you presents even more, I urge a bit of caution.
I gave four stars only because of the 0.07% of cat owners who will need to take this into consideration.
I also need to add that I cleaned it today for the first time. There wasn’t any slime or scale in it, so it came out clean with minimal effort. I’ll come back to edit if it becomes more difficult to clean with time like my other unit.Promised Review By:Bryan J. Kautzman