Just like with humans, a hydrated pet is a healthy pet. Modern ‘dry’ diets and warmer weather make it even more important for pets to consume plenty of H2O – and cats in particular can suffer from kidney problems due to lack of water.
Unsurprisingly, pets aren’t too keen on stale, stagnant water and are naturally drawn fresh flowing sources instead. To encourage lots of guzzling, we’ve rounded up some of the best pet drinking fountains to quench a big thirst.
DOGIT DESIGN ALFRESCO DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Dog bowl or water feature? This Alfresco dog drinking fountain ticks both boxes. With an enormous 10 litre capacity, it’s perfect for big dogs that spend more time in garden or homes with multiple dogs. Designed to be used both indoors and outdoors, it keeps water fresh, clean and flowing for panting pooches.
by Hagen at amazon.co.uk – £67.44
RAINDROP PET DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Sleek and stylish, this stainless steel pet drinking not only looks the business, it does the job too. The ultra quiet pump keeps water constantly flowing and aerated, enticing dogs and cats to drink. Each fountain comes with a filter for ultra-fresh water, and can be easily popped in the dishwasher to clean.
by Pioneer Pet at amazon.co.uk – £44.95
Parched pooches can quench a big thirst with this clever, ‘paw-activated’ drinking fountain. Connect it to the hose and dogs can access flowing water any time.
by Doggie Fountain at doggiefountain.com
CAT DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Cats are famously fussy about how they consume water, so this clever drinking fountain by Catit offers a constant source of cool, refreshing H2O to tempt them into drinking. Its two litre capacity is ideal for cats and it’s a snip at under £20.
by Catit Design at zooplus.co.uk – £17.99
DRINKWELL PLATINUM FOUNTAIN
The original top dog of drinking fountains, the Drinkwell Platinum Fountain uses a patented ‘free falling’ water stream to entice pets to drink. Virtually silent so as not to scare pets off, and with a five litre capacity, its great for both dogs and cats.
by Petsafe at monsterpetsupplies.co.uk – £52.89