|Purred: Tue Jan 4, '11 1:24pm PST |
We are looking into a way to get our animals drinking more water to help prevent urinary related problems later, especially for the kitty. I hear boy kitties aren't easy to treat for urinary stones.
I was wondering if anyone has used the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain? I was looking around on the internet for information on fountains and this one seems best suited for our situation.
Some reviews say it's loud...but I'm not sure if that would be a problem since our house is pretty noisy anyways. We usually have a TV going and a dog or 2 playing/wrestling in the living room at all times. Anyone have any comments on the noise?
I know we would probably need at least 2 fountains...we have 5 dogs (Shelties - soon to be 7 or 8). My main concern with using the fountain just for the cat is...well, it would probably be nearly impossible to keep the animals away from each other's bowls. So, I figure we would do the fountain for ALL our animals (the dogs don't like the taste of our tap water much anyways).
Another question - I see they sell both charcoal and carbon filters for this model. Would it be that much better to use carbon even if we plan on using distilled water? I was thinking maybe it would be better to use carbon because of all the dog slobber going into the water Of course, I could be mistaken that carbon is the better-cleaning one.
So, if there is anyone who has used these, or knows someone who has, please post your comments.
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