Pet Hydration Month: PetSafe® Brand’s Cat Water Fountains

| July 20, 2016 | 16 Comments

Hydrate for Your Cat’s Health: PetSafe® Brand Celebrates National Pet Hydration Month This July

PetSafe Drinkwell Ceramic Avalon Fountain for PetsDoes your cat like to drink cool, running water?  Or maybe you don’t know that your kitty would prefer running water over their water dish?  PetSafe® brand, one of the biggest US manufacturers of pet products, is sponsoring Pet Hydration Month this July to educate pet parents about the importance of proper hydration.

Cat Health Issues That Can Arise from Dehydration

  • Preventing urinary tract infections and urinary disease. Unlike the food humans eat, dry dog and cat foods have very low moisture levels. If a pet doesn’t drink a lot of water from its bowl, consider adding water to their dry food or incorporating wet food into their diet. Cats with low water intake may experience urinary tract infections, or even urinary stones and crystals that can cause urethral obstruction.
  • Aiding with energy levels and temperature regulation. Water helps pets convert fat to energy. If a pet drinks enough water throughout the day they will have the energy to play outside or go on a walk. Water intake also cools the body and helps them maintain a consistent and normal body temperature.
  • Speeding recovery time from sickness or surgery. Drinking water can help promote healthy kidney function and flush toxins from their bodies. This is important after a bout of sickness or during the recovery process after a major surgery.

Common Symptoms of Cat Dehydration

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea
  • Lack of energy
  • Excessive and ongoing panting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sunken, dry eyes
  • Dry and sticky gums
  • Loss of skin elasticity (when pulled or moved, the skin will not go back to its original place)

This video made by Petsafe, explains how to check these things:

If you suspect that your pet might be dehydrated, you should take him or her to a veterinarian immediately where they can monitor the pet closely and administer IV fluids.

Other than keeping dry food out of your home, another way to keep a proper level of water intake each day is to introduce a pet fountain to your home. PetSafe brand offers a variety of fountains, including:

Petsafe Cat Water Fountains

  1. PetSafe Drinkwell® Sedona Pet Fountain – A trendy, cutting-edge design and 100-oz. water capacity, this fountain is great for pets of all sizes or multiple pet households and was also featured on DIY Network’s Blog Cabin Mountain Retreat 2015.
  2. PetSafe Current Pet Fountain – Available in three different sizes – 40 oz., 80 oz. or 120 oz. – this fountain is an affordable option for providing your pet with a constant source of fresh, filtered water.
  3. PetSafe Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain – Available in red or white, this fountain offers 70 ounces of fresh, filtered water in a ceramic design that is easy to clean and looks great in your home.
  4. PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum® Pet Fountain – Made of BPA-free plastic, this fountain holds 168 ouncesof fresh, filtered water and features a free-flowing water stream with adjustable flow, which entices pets to drink more.
  5. PetSafe Drinkwell Everflow Indoor/Outdoor Pet Fountain – Best for large dogs or dogs who tend to splash water, this fountain holds 1.5 gallons of water and can also be used outdoors by connecting it to a standard garden hose. PetSafe Drinkwell Outdoor Dog Fountain – Made with high-impact UV-resistant plastic, this durable fountain holds 3.5 gallons of water and can be placed inside the home or outdoors when temperatures are above 40°F.

For more information about proper pet hydration, please visit www.petsafe.net/water.

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. Gale says:

    I had a big Drinkwell for my 4 dogs, but sold it because it was a pain to clean. I bought a stainless steel Pioneer Pet water fountain and it’s so easy to clean and the dogs and Diva, my Ragdoll wanna be Cavalier, love it.

    I like the fact I don’t have to worry about plastics and water contamination with the Pioneer Pet one.

  2. Beth says:

    My neighbor bought an Aquastream cat fountain almost two years ago, then replaced it with a more expensive brand she received as a gift. I bought the $40 model from her and we’ve used it ever since. The original pump stopped working within a few months and I found a replacement on Amazon (doesn’t fit quite right but is much better quality). This product is very hard to clean (the plastic component) and, because of the after-market pump, difficult to reassemble.

    Our Holy Tara passed away recently (age 18 1/2) and she loved the fountain, lay beside it all the time and, I think, found the vibration comforting. Our other kitties aren’t in love with it as she was, but I’m sure they drink from it more than from their regular bowl.

    All things considered, though, I’ll definitely maintain a fountain for my kitties. If/when the Aquastream wears out, I want an all-stainless- steel model that’s easier to clean and reassemble.

    • Jenny says:

      Curious if you have considered an all ceramic model?

      • Beth says:

        The ceramic models are beautiful, but no… I haven’t considered them. Our vet said we should transition to glass or stainless steel feeding bowls for one kitty who got feline acne on her chin. He mentioned plastic is often the cause. Her “zits” cleared up with topical cream when the cute plastic bowls were gone. The plastic section of the fountain doesn’t seem to affect her, but she doesn’t drink from the fountain much anyway. Whatever I buy in the future will be stainless steel or glass.

  3. Teresa Reid says:

    We’ve had 4 really nice fountains, but no matter what I try, all of my kitties refuse to drink from them. Have 2 that are just sitting dormant on my counter. So, to keep them well hydrated since they refuse to drink, I put a can of water in with their food at each meal. So, they get their fluids and don’t have to worry about them being dehydrated.♥♥♥♥

    • Jenny says:

      HI Teresa,

      As you know, I can’t get my all wet food diet eaters to use a fountain either and I add water to their food as well. A good plan!

      Thanks for sharing.

      • Teresa Reid says:

        Thank you too Jenny. I’m even putting water in the new feral’s (Lord Greystoke) food. Always worry about all the poor kitties and puppies out there in this blistering hot heat and wondering where they are getting their water. Know it is probably full of bacteria, etc. So, I put out water for the animals who come by at night too like the skunks and racoons! ♥♥♥♥

        • Jenny says:

          that’s awfully sweet of you!

          • Teresa Reid says:

            Thanks. Really, it’s the least I could do because they need it in this really hot weather! Forgot to mention that I always add warm water to the food because it enhances the smell which seems to really draw them to it.♥♥♥♥

    • Beth says:

      Hi Teresa and Jenny 🙂 I like your idea of adding a can of water to every can of cat food and I will try it this evening!

      • Jenny says:

        sometimes mine won’t drink it if I put a whole can in there. I usually do a tablespoon or two – a whole can of water, especially if it’s not mixed it, won’t smell good enough to eat.

  4. Great post, Jenny! Pawesome information for everyone to know or brush up on. I’m in a similar situation like Teresa. Have a beautiful ceramic fountain that I got from Thirsty Cat/Pet Fountains on Etsy. Miss PSB used it a few times as a kitten and then ignored it and fell in lurve with an old Pyrex measuring cup she liked to drink from. Then, once I got my beautiful PawNosh tangerine bowl (thank you, Teresa!) Miss PSB transitioned to that nicely. I also mix water in with her food, too. But I still leave out a bowl of water and catch her at it every once in a while. The fountain has been stored under my kitchen counter or a few years now. lol

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

  5. Karen Jones says:

    We used to have the basic Drinkwell Fountain until I saw the ceramic Petsafe Drinkwell Avalon Fountain. My ragdoll Isabella absolutely loves the fountain type water bowls and I much prefer the ceramic over the plastic. We have 2 in our house now. All our cats love them but Isabella is the only one that won’t drink out of anything else but a fountain! Oh well…what Isabella wants, Isabella gets!

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