Cat Fountain – Everything You Need To Know


Why is there a cat fountain test? There are certain things people should know before buying a cat fountain? And why should it be a ceramic cat fountain? In order to answer these and other questions, it would be important to be well informed about the life of cats. 

What does your cat do during the day? An indoor cat is usually well informed about what your cat is up to throughout the day. It looks very different with an outdoor walker. You don’t know where she wanders around all day, what and where she eats and what she drinks. But you should know what your cat’s eating and drinking behavior is, especially if the cat becomes sick. Therefore, one should try to give the outdoor animal a permanent place where he can eat and drink. It is also known that cats are very reluctant to drink standing water, which is also genetic. Softly splashing water arouses their curiosity and ultimately encourages the cats to drink. That was also the reason why people thought about developing suitable drinking vessels for the cats.

Cat Fountain Advice

1.1. Lucky Kitty cat fountain

If you need to buy a cat fountain, this Lucky Kitty cat fountain would be an ideal drinking vessel for your cat. In our cat fountain test, the Lucky-Kitty cat fountain is the comparison winner. This is not about cheap plastic goods, because this cat fountain was awarded the renowned Plus-X Award and can call itself “Best Product 2015/2016” and winner of the “A’Design Award”. The fountain is made of handcrafted ceramic and is considered very hygienic to use because it is free from plasticizers. This fountain is very easy to clean and its ceramic prevents kidney and urinary tract diseases from occurring. Even veterinarians recommend these ceramic cat fountains. A safe low-voltage pump that is only harmless 12 volts, works very quietly, saves energy and is also suitable for continuous operation. And the special thing is that there are no additional costs for this well. You do not need to buy additional filters and the power consumption is also very minimal. This ceramic cat fountain can be bought in six different colors. From white to gray to pastel green and pastel blue. Finally, the colors coffee latte / milk coffee and pink. So you have a lot of choices when you want to buy a ceramic cat fountain. Many buyers were very positive about this Lucky Kitty cat fountain. The cats would be attracted by the permanently flowing water and encouraged to drink. Once accepted, you would always drink enough and that would in turn benefit your health, because this would allow the kidneys to work properly and no urinary stones could form. This will make the cats feel good. So much for the manufacturer’s information, but do the customers agree? On the one hand, many customers praise the stability of the ceramic cat fountain. So the cats cannot push the Lucky Kitty cat fountain around or even tip over, which can easily happen with plastic fountains. No matter how intelligent and skillful the cats are, they cannot open the wells either. This saves cat owners from having ugly water stains. Since the Lucky Kitty cat fountain was developed for continuous operation, it can be assumed that an almost noiseless quality pump has been built into the Kitty cat fountain. The high-quality workmanship of the Kitty cat fountains was also confirmed, because they are not industrial mass-produced goods, but products that are lovingly traditionally handcrafted and glazed by hand. Small irregularities confirm the production by hand. The easy cleaning of the ceramic kitty cat fountain, which should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a week, is also rated very positively. The filter also works reliably, much to the delight of cats and cat owners. A customer recommendation is the use of still water if the regional water is too hard. The consistently positive evaluation of the product speaks for the quality of the Katzenbrunnen and thus the price of 54.90 EUR can already be accepted. because they are not industrial mass-produced goods, but products that are lovingly traditionally handcrafted and glazed by hand. Small irregularities confirm the production by hand. The easy cleaning of the ceramic kitty cat fountain, which should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a week, is also rated very positively. The filter also works reliably, much to the delight of cats and cat owners. A customer recommendation is the use of still water if the regional water is too hard. The consistently positive evaluation of the product speaks for the quality of the Katzenbrunnen and thus the price of 54.90 EUR can already be accepted. because they are not industrial mass-produced goods, but products that are lovingly traditionally handcrafted and glazed by hand. Small irregularities confirm the production by hand. The easy cleaning of the ceramic kitty cat fountain, which should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a week, is also rated very positively. The filter also works reliably, much to the delight of cats and cat owners. A customer recommendation is the use of still water if the regional water is too hard. The consistently positive evaluation of the product speaks for the quality of the Katzenbrunnen and thus the price of 54.90 EUR can already be accepted. which are lovingly made by hand and glazed by hand. Small irregularities confirm the manufacture by hand. The easy cleaning of the ceramic kitty cat fountain, which should be thoroughly cleaned at least once a week, is also rated very positively. The filter also works reliably, much to the delight of cats and cat owners. A customer recommendation is the use of still water if the regional water is too hard. The consistently positive evaluation of the product speaks for the quality of the Katzenbrunnen and thus the price of 54.90 EUR can already be accepted. which are lovingly made by hand and glazed by hand. Small irregularities confirm the production by hand. The easy cleaning of the ceramic cat fountain, which should be cleaned thoroughly at least once a week, is also rated very positively. The filter also works reliably, much to the delight of cats and cat owners. A customer recommendation is the use of still water if the regional water is too hard. The consistently positive evaluation of the product speaks for the quality of the Katzenbrunnen and thus the price of 54.90 EUR can already be accepted. which should be cleaned thoroughly at least once a week. The filter also works reliably, much to the delight of cats and cat owners. A customer recommendation is the use of still water if the regional water is too hard. The consistently positive evaluation of the product speaks for the quality of the Katzenbrunnen and thus the price of 54.90 EUR can already be accepted. which should be cleaned thoroughly at least once a week. The filter also works reliably, much to the delight of cats and cat owners. A customer recommendation is the use of still water if the regional water is too hard. The consistently positive evaluation of the product speaks for the quality of the Katzenbrunnen and thus the price of 54.90 EUR can already be accepted.

1.2. Catit “Fresh & Clear” drinking fountain with stainless steel insert

The Catit cat fountain has a water volume of 2 liters for your cat to quench their thirst. Fresh filtered water will ensure your cat drinks enough water so that he or she doesn’t stay dehydrated and healthy. If you consider that the body of the cat or dog consists of around 70% water, then you understand that the animals must always be offered enough fresh water. The Catit cat fountain meets your pet’s need for a constant source of water with circulating water. So your pet can be offered fresh-tasting, cool and filtered drinking water with a variety of health benefits. In this way, health risks can be kept to a minimum.

1.2.1. The cat fountain at a glance

– The water capacity is 2 liters
– The fountain is about 16 cm high and it has a diameter of 22 cm
– Suitable for cats and small dogs
– The cat fountain filter is multi-stage, the filtering is done by a double function filter
– 1 double function filter included in the scope of delivery (replacement -Double-function filter is available separately)
– Power consumption of the pump: 1.5 watts / voltage 5 volts
– Length of the power cable approx. 180 cm
– Length of the USB power cable approx. 200 cm
– A power plug adapter with USB connection
(input : 100 – 240 V, 50/60 Hz, 0.2 A; output: 5 V, 0.6 A; protection class IP 20)
If the cat fountain runs regularly, then you should definitely not forget to clean the device.

1.2.2. Cleaning The Well

Once a week, you should clean the cat fountain with a soft sponge. A mild detergent supports the cleaning process. Then rinse very thoroughly so that soap residues can be excluded. Then you remove the filter from the bottom part and rinse it off thoroughly. Do not use detergent! The filter should be replaced every three weeks; if it is heavily contaminated, such as saturation with foreign substances, for example with leftover food or hair, the filter should be replaced immediately. Frequent changes may be necessary depending on how the living environment or the water quality is polluted by the use of the fountain by several animals. The processed foam first catches the dirt, such as leftover feed and various deposits, while the activated carbon reduces and absorbs bad water tastes and odors. For a price of EUR 39.00 this cat fountain is good to sell. Are the customers of the same opinion about the cat fountain and the cat fountain filter? Many opinions are very positive because the cat fountain is very stable and cannot be moved or knocked over. Since the pump adheres well to the floor with suction cups, it can reliably do its job. The pump masters its task very effectively, but still simple in its mode of operation. The stainless steel insert fits perfectly and it is absolutely tight. For a complete cleaning, the pump can be dismantled and cleaned in no time. The design of the pump is really well thought out and easy to use. However, there is an important note from the manufacturer. Before a replacement pump becomes necessary, you should find out whether the pump to be replaced is also equipped with a power plug or possibly with a USB adapter. Note that the pumps of older fountain versions only have a power plug, while the newer pumps already have a USB adapter. Make sure you have the right power connection for the replacement pump so that everything is compatible with each other in the end and the joy of using the Catit cat fountain is unclouded.

You should also make sure that you are using a good quality cat litter to avoid a lot of dirt and odor. We made the comparison and found winners.

1.3. The Trixie cat fountain, the price winner in our test

Trixie Drinking Fountain Ceramic, Vital Flow 1.5 l gray / white, that’s the actual name if you want to buy this cat fountain. In addition to the Trixie food dispenser, there are also the popular water dispensers that dogs and cats alike are happy to accept. These drinking fountains provide fresh and clean water and the era of drinking bowls is forever a thing of the past. The TRIXIE fountain has hygienic ceramic bowls in which the fresh and flowing water encourages the cat to take in water more frequently. The cat can be offered either calm or sparkling water in the ceramic bowl. The enrichment with oxygen reduces odors and the water has a better taste. Due to the circulation of the water in the ceramic cat fountain, the water cools down again and again, which is good for every cat on hot days. Not only enrichment with oxygen ensures better water quality, the built-in filter also accounts for a large proportion of the high-quality water. The work of the pump is also positively influenced by the filter, because it holds back suspended matter and deposits and allows the pump to run smoothly. Normally it is a low-noise and adjustable pump that is also stable and very stable. This cat fountain is also characterized by low power consumption, which also has a regulator on the side with which three different bubble strengths can be set. In this way, the preferred fizzy strength for the cat can be found. The cat fountain has another advantage, because the odorless and tasteless bowl and dome of the fountain can easily be put in the dishwasher and cleaned. It couldn’t be easier and the shell and the dome are quickly restored to a hygienically perfect condition and ready for use again. In addition, the water circulation creates a pleasant room climate, as dry air is humidified by the water circulation. So that the cat fountain remains stable and non-slip, the fit of the foam rubber feet should be checked. The Trixie cat fountain also comes in a natural and unobtrusive design; its gray and white colors basically fit into any living area. The dimensions for the cat fountain are given as follows: because the odorless and tasteless bowl and dome of the fountain can easily be put in the dishwasher and cleaned. It couldn’t be easier and the shell and the dome are again in a hygienically perfect condition and ready for use again very quickly. In addition, the water circulation creates a pleasant room climate, as dry air is humidified by the water circulation. So that the cat fountain remains stable and non-slip, the fit of the foam rubber feet should be checked. The Trixie cat fountain also comes in a natural and unobtrusive design; its gray and white colors basically fit into any living space. The dimensions for the cat fountain are given as follows: because the odorless and tasteless bowl and dome of the fountain can easily be put in the dishwasher and cleaned. It couldn’t be easier and the shell and the dome are quickly restored to a hygienically perfect condition and ready for use again. In addition, the water circulation creates a pleasant room climate, as dry air is humidified by the water circulation. So that the cat fountain remains stable and non-slip, the fit of the foam rubber feet should be checked. The Trixie cat fountain also comes in a natural and unobtrusive design; its gray and white colors basically fit into any living area. The dimensions for the cat fountain are given as follows:
– Overall dimensions: Ø 28 x H 13 cm
– Drinking bowl: H 7 cm
– Volume: 0.8 L and
1.5 L – Power cable length: 150 cm
The users of the cat fountain are consistently positive, because the cats are curiously attracted by the rippling water. Once you have drunk the fresh water, there is no turning back for you, no more old cat bowls in which the water quickly looks stale. This drinking fountain can be set up and used quickly. The pump runs very quietly and is therefore not a disruptive factor. If you want, you can also switch a timer in between, which regulates the times for bubbling. If the pump emits a faint whirring sound, the water level should be checked, as water may have to be refilled. This is especially important if the cats are given dry food, because then they must have fresh water available around the clock.

1.4. PetTec Pet Fountain

This animal fountain is a fountain with running water. The water volume of the fountain is 2 liters, so that its own weight also ensures that it stands securely. An activated carbon filter ensures that fresh water is available every day and that the cats are encouraged to drink. When the water bubbles or flows, the instinctive drinking habits of the animals are aroused and the reflex to drink is triggered. In this completely natural way, the cats are animated. And there is one more thing cat owners should know. If the cats drink a lot, they will eat less wet food because the stomach is also full. Cats that eat dry food need a lot of water so that the dry food can be dissolved. If the cat’s water balance is correct, it unconsciously prevents obesity. So that the cat drinks regularly, the amount of water must be right; the water level can be read through a viewing window. This window is on the front of the cat fountain. The water quality must also be in order. The integrated activated charcoal filter can take care of this. It filters pollution from the drinking water. This includes animal hair, dust or limescale deposits that are attracted to the filter. So the cat always gets fresh water. Should the filter performance decrease, then it is not the cat fountain that is broken, but the filter should be replaced. The refill filters come in a pack of 3 and can be easily replaced. Simply remove the old filter, insert the new filter – done. Depending on the degree of soiling, the filter can be used for 4-6 weeks, before an exchange is necessary. The old filters can simply be disposed of in the yellow bin or in the plastic garbage. The drinking fountain has a very high quality workmanship and a modern design. High-quality ABS is used in the same way as in the food industry, which prevents harmful substances from being found in drinking water. Thanks to its modern design, the fountain fits perfectly into a kitchen world. In order for the drinking fountain to work perfectly, the power supply must also be perfect. The fountain is supplied with energy via a power cable, in an energy-saving manner with <5 watts. You can choose between two settings, flowing or at intervals. The cat fountain runs very quietly in every setting and without splashing or hissing. The old filters can simply be disposed of in the yellow bin or in the plastic garbage. The drinking fountain has a very high quality workmanship and a modern design. High-quality ABS is used in the same way as in the food industry, which prevents harmful substances from being found in drinking water. Thanks to its modern design, the fountain fits perfectly into a kitchen world. In order for the drinking fountain to work perfectly, the power supply must also be perfect. The fountain is supplied with energy via a power cable, in an energy-saving manner with <5 watts. You can choose between two settings, flowing or at intervals. The cat fountain runs very quietly in every setting and without splashing or hissing. The old filters can simply be disposed of in the yellow bin or in the plastic garbage. The drinking fountain has a very high quality workmanship and a modern design. High-quality ABS is used in the same way as in the food industry, which prevents harmful substances from being found in drinking water. Thanks to its modern design, the fountain fits perfectly into a kitchen world. In order for the drinking fountain to work perfectly, the power supply must also be perfect. The fountain is supplied with energy via a power cable, in an energy-saving manner with <5 watts. You can choose between two settings, flowing or at intervals. The cat fountain runs very quietly in every setting and without splashing or hissing. The drinking fountain has a very high quality workmanship and a modern design. High-quality ABS is used in the same way as in the food industry, which prevents harmful substances from being found in drinking water. Thanks to its modern design, the fountain fits perfectly into a kitchen world. In order for the drinking fountain to work perfectly, the power supply must also be perfect. The fountain is supplied with energy via a power cable, in an energy-saving manner with <5 watts. You can choose between two settings, flowing or at intervals. The cat fountain runs very quietly in every setting and without splashing or hissing. The drinking fountain has a very high quality workmanship and a modern design. High-quality ABS is used in the same way as in the food industry, which prevents harmful substances from being found in drinking water. Thanks to its modern design, the fountain fits perfectly into a kitchen world. In order for the drinking fountain to work perfectly, the power supply must also be perfect. The fountain is supplied with energy via a power cable, in an energy-saving manner with <5 watts. You can choose between two settings, flowing or at intervals. The cat fountain runs very quietly in every setting and without splashing or hissing. Thanks to its modern design, the fountain fits perfectly into a kitchen world. In order for the drinking fountain to work perfectly, the power supply must also be perfect. The fountain is supplied with energy via a power cable, energy-saving with <5 watts. You can choose between two settings, flowing or at intervals. The cat fountain runs very quietly in every setting and without splashing or hissing. Thanks to its modern design, the fountain fits perfectly into a kitchen world. In order for the drinking fountain to work perfectly, the power supply must also be perfect. The fountain is supplied with energy via a power cable, energy-saving with <5 watts. You can choose between two settings, flowing or at intervals. The cat fountain runs very quietly in every setting and without splashing or hissing.
For many cat owners, it is important to know if and how much their cats drink. This is especially important in hot summers. If the water in the normal drinking bowls is warm and stale, one would be happy to have a cat fountain. Cats generally tend to not drink enough. On hot days this could be disastrous for the animals. But if you offer fresh water, there is no undersupply and the cats stay healthy and agile. If the cat is outdoors, the fountain can also be switched off temporarily. It is not always healthy if outdoor enthusiasts meet their water needs from watering cans, flower boxes or coasters.The cat owners should then buy a cat fountain, because they also have the certainty of offering the cat clean water,

Not only the cat fountain should always be hygienic, but also the litter box .

1.5. iPettie Cat Fountain

This fountain immediately catches the viewer, because potential customers will find the functionality paired with a beautiful design here. This animal fountain is attractive at first glance, but not only in terms of design, but also because of the way this fountain works. This wonderful lotus / ball decoration was made of high quality ceramic and is the eye-catcher in every apartment. The ceramic protects against harmful deposits that can occur, for example, with plastic bowls. The fresh drinking water circulates almost silently in this fountain model and even fearful animals come to it to drink. There are no noises to irritate them and that is why this iPettie cat fountain is the ideal drinking utensil for the velvet paws. The fountain can be accessed from all sides, so that the animals can drink. So the cats can eat their water ration from the ball, the waterfall or simply from the surface of the water. Cat owners know that cats love running water and this fountain will encourage them to drink water even more. So that the water can always be offered fresh, the water quality is improved with the help of a carbon filter. When the water is circulated, hair, dust particles and other dirt are held back by the carbon filter, so that the water in the drinking area always remains clean and fresh. In addition, the tap water is softened in the carbon filter so that it increases in taste. Even smells are absorbed by the carbon filter and the cats will love their water. In addition, this fountain is compact and economical with its 2 l capacity. Economical in power consumption and water consumption. A 2 liter ration is enough for about a week. In addition, this fountain has a high safety factor, because the cats cannot knock the fountain over due to their own weight of 3.32 kg.

2. Katzenbrunnen Buying Guide

2.1. Interesting facts about cats

The question is also, why should it be a drinking fountain, isn’t it enough to put up a bowl of water? In principle, that is not enough and it is good to know why it is so. As a rule, cats are not very thirsty and that is because cats are actually desert animals. This also means that the cat once covered its water needs with its prey. Even today they are still not thirsty and they will only consume water in an extreme emergency. And then the cat owners should rethink what to feed. For many people, dry food is on the menu. This fact is extremely bad for the cat, as it does not get any liquid from the cat food. The cat owner has to help out here. A bowl of water usually doesn’t help, but running water encourages the cat to drink. Here a drinking fountain acts like a small river and the cat follows the fresh smell and drinks. Based on the quantity, the cat owner can find out how much his cat has drunk.

2.2. The ideal drinking fountain

Customers want the Catit cat fountain or the Lucky Kitty cat fountain to run almost noiselessly, for example. The well should also be large enough to hold the desired amount of drinking water. The drinking fountain must also have a good filter performance so that the water can be used for a longer period of time. Above all, the cat fountain filter should filter pollutants from the water so that the water always remains clean. It is especially good if the fountain is easy to clean. If you are looking for a beautiful animal fountain, you will also pay attention to the design. The fountain must integrate well into the living space. Each fountain is special in its own way and its owners like all the trimmings. Even if there is a large price structure for the individual wells, one should not be guided by the price. Everyone knows that the higher the equipment, the higher the price. Due to the large number of offers, it will be possible to find the right drinking fountain for your animals and to decide which drinking fountain is the right one regardless of the price.

2.3. What should you watch out for?

In the cat fountain test, the Lucky Kitty cat fountain, the Catit cat fountain and various cat fountain filters were presented. In order to buy an optimal ceramic cat fountain, all wishes should be summarized. What should the well look like and what conditions should it meet? How big should it be and what special features can it have?
Above all, great importance should be attached to clean processing so that the cats cannot injure themselves. The power supply should be 100% safe. Just as important is the ease of commissioning the well and this is exactly how a filter change should go without any problems.

2.4. Conclusion

In addition to a beautiful new decoration in the household, buying the fountain is also about keeping your beloved velvet paws healthy. And all of the drinking water fountains for cats and small dogs presented here are capable of performing the expected tasks. They are all very easy to care for and provide the animals with clean drinking water of high quality.


Divyesh Patel