PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain review + Giveaway!

I’ve been enjoying the relaxing sound of the PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain for a few weeks now, and I’ll preface this review by telling you that it’s already become one of my favorite interior doggie accessories I have ever owned!

This is not a sponsored post. I bought a PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain and wanted to share it with you! You can order one on Amazon here.

PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain Review

I’ll let you in on a little secret about me – I’m a sucker for ceramic pet dog water bowls and have been using one for 6+ years before putting the ceramic PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain to the test.

The reason I like ceramic bowls so much besides their pleasing aesthetics is the weight of the material. They’re very hard to be knocked over or pushed across the floor. Lindsay’s pet dog Remy uses ceramic bowls as well!

Features of the Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain

Like I mentioned above, this Pet Water Fountain is made of ceramic, which indicates that it’s a solid material pets can’t step without substantial effort. despite its weight, I still manage to carry the filled fountain to and from my kitchen sink without breaking a sweat, and I’m absolutely not the strongest person.

Wally and doggie pal Houston rehydrating at my ceramic water stations

Besides the ceramic material, the following are its main features:

Indoor watering station best suited for small to medium size dogs (& cats)
2-level ceramic dishes
Top-rack dishwasher safe
Holds 70 oz of filtered water
2 drinking areas
Dual free-falling streams
4 different color options – Himalayan blue, red, taupe, or white
Low-voltage 12V system with submersible pump for safety and quiet operation
Retails for $89.99


How to assemble and fill the Pet Water Fountain

I had read a few reviews about the Pet Water Fountain before getting it and have to say that I expected the assembly to be a pain. but surprisingly enough, it didn’t take long in any way thanks to the clear directions it came with.

It only took me about 20 minutes to figure out how the individual components work together and take below pictures. That’s an acceptable time frame for me personally.

Assembling the Pet Water Fountain

Once the fountain was ready to be filled with water, I made sure to use filtered water from my fridge. partly because I’m a water snob and so is my pup, but the maker also suggests using filtered water when filling the fountain to avoid hard-water buildup.

It’s crucial to make sure to leave at least half an inch of space between the water level and the rim of the dish to help manage spills and splashing. It’s ok to simply add water while the fountain’s plugged in once you notice the level getting lower. Don’t let it fall below 1 inch in height to avoid burning out the pump.

While it’s created to run continuously, it doesn’t need to run non-stop when you know it won’t be in use. I personally unplug it at night, as well as when I’m watching a movie.

Since the fountain is in close proximity to my TV in the living room, the water sound becomes a distraction at that point. Besides that evident sound, it doesn’t make any operating noise at all!

Benefits of the Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain

I believe that by now we’ve well established that this doggie water feature is a amazing accessory, but there are also actual benefits to using a pet water fountain:

The ceramic design is hygienic
It entices dogs to drink more, especially kibble-fed dogs
It helps stop urinary and kidney illness by keeping dogs well hydrated
The elevated drinking dish uses relief for senior or arthritic dogs
It uses a convenient supply of fresh, filtered water
The constant water circulation inhibits bacteria growth

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How to get your pet dog used to drinking out of the Pet Water Fountain

The box the fountain came in suggested that pets are attracted by moving water, so I simply plugged the pet water fountain into electrical energy and went ahead and took pleasure in the sound of the dual free-falling streams, ready to enjoy my pup Wally drink out of his amazing new water dish.

Wally, however, wasn’t too keen on exploring that new flowy “toy” and instead just laid down next to it. He stayed there until I brought out his treat bag and tossed some edible goodies into the lower dish of the fountain.

He ended up fishing them out of it, but let his checking out doggie pals Lila & Rocky test the waters first, pun intended. Both Rocky& Lila didn’t hesitate to drink out of the fountain ideal away (both are kibble-fed).

Rocky drinking out of the Pet Water Fountain

Lila drinking out of the Pet Water Fountain

I will say that Wally has been drinking less water ever considering that I switched him over to a raw diet, and that’s perfectly normal as raw meat is a lot a lot more damp than dry and even canned pet dog food.

So he probably just wasn’t excessively thirsty when I had finished putting the fountain together. He’s been drinking out of it a few times per day since, and normally drinks from the top level.

Wally about to fish out the treats I tossed into the Pet Water Fountain

Rather than plugging the fountain into electrical energy ideal away, you could also just let it sit without the water being in motion. That way, your pup can get used to drinking out of his new water dish before you add the movement and the sound of the falling water to it.

How to clean the Pet Water Fountain

The Pet Water Fountain’s maker suggests cleaning it once a week. As mentioned before, the two porcelain dishes are top-rack dishwasher safe and passed my dishwasher test with flying colors. It only takes a few minutes to disassemble the fountain, and the same applies to putting it back together.

The 2 porcelain dishes are top-rack dishwasher safe

The fountain includes two filters that need to be replaced on a regular basis, the charcoal filter and the foam filter.

The charcoal filter removes bad tastes and odors, and keeps the water fresh. It needs to be replaced every 2 to 4 weeks, depending on how lots of pets drink out of it and whether or not any breeds prone to slobbering use the fountain.

The foam filter collects hair and debris and prevents it from reaching the pump, supplying optimal filtration. It needs to be replaced every 4-8 weeks, again depending on how lots of pets share the fountain.

Both filters can be bought on the Drinkwell Pet Fountain web site or on Amazon. A 4 pack of the carbon charcoal filters costs $9.95, and a 2 pack of the foam pre-filters costs $5.99.

The fountain’s pump also needs to be maintained on a regular basis to make sure the water’s tidiness and the fountain’s functionality. It needs to be cleaned every 2 weeks by disassembling it and cleaning the parts with warm soapy water, and its cavity with a cotton swab or bottle brush.

Final thoughts about the Pet Water Fountain

A few final thoughts, and don’t forget to enter our giveaway by leaving a comment below!

The Pet Water Fountain is quick to assemble, makes no noise besides the falling water sound, and is made of easy to clean ceramic.

I love its elegant look as much as the calming water sound, and get a little kick out of watching Wally drink from it. It’s really cute!

In my opinion, the fountain’s maintenance isn’t excessively complicated, generally because the directions supplied are exceptional and easy to follow. I haven’t needed to purchase any replacement parts yet, but the brand makes it easy to find and buy them.

Cost of PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain

The one drawback of this particular fountain is its price point with just shy of $90. But, according to several Amazon reviews it’s a long enduring product, so it seems like a good investment overall.

We also hope you’ll enter our giveaway below!

Giveaway – Win a PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain for your dog!

That Mutt is giving away a PetSafe Drinkwell Pet Water Fountain to one lucky reader!

*The giveaway has ended. Congrats to Selena W.!

To enter, just leave a comment below so we know your pet dog or cat would like in on the drawing! Why are you interested in this fountain?

Lindsay will choose a winner at random on Tuesday March 19. need to have a U.S. mailing address to win.

Would your pet like a water fountain?

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