Post Published on October 26, 2012 | Last Updated on April 1, 2021 by Jenny
Guest Post Review by MeLinda of Merlin’s Hope Ragdoll Rescue
We recently ordered and received a Drinkwell® hy•drate™ Filtration System from PetSafe for $21.99 plus tax and shipping. This amazing little system fits any pet water bowl. We attached it to a 52 ounce rubber-bottomed stainless steel pet water bowl. It fits neatly and perfectly on the side of the bowl and provides a wonderful flow of fresh, carbon-filtered water for cats that prefer flowing water. It even has a suction cup to attach the electric cord to the side of the bowl to prevent mishaps. Many of the pet fountains that are available on the market are bulky and unattractive in design, but this filtration system fits into your pet’s own water bowl. You could use it in any regular or decorative pet water bowl and thus create a fountain in that bowl.
As soon as we put the bowl down, our cats immediately went for that bowl and started drinking. Since hydration is always an issue with cats, anything that will increase their water intake is valuable. Our Maine Coons insist on fountains; our Ragdolls prefer them. So far, all of the permanent cats in our household have been to the water fountain and used it. Several of the foster cats also seemed interested, and one or two actually patted at the little waterfall in their bowl.
This product does require a change of filter every four weeks; the filters come in a three-pack for $5.99. It does come in four nice colors: fresh blue, healthy blue, ice white, and white. We ordered the white since we were putting it in a stainless steel bowl, but we will be purchasing more in the other colors for every water bowl in our house.
This product took us less than 10 minutes to install, so for the price and ease of use this product is highly recommended.