The technical term for the slime that inevitably builds up in plastic pet fountains is biofilm. It comes from your pets’ mouth and tongue which contain bacteria that adhere to the surfaces of vessels they drink or eat from. Thorough cleaning with hot, soapy water will get rid of this biofilm at … [Read more...] about Tired of Cleaning Slime From Your Plastic Pet Fountain?
There are three criteria for determining if your fountain is pet safe: of what is it made; how is it made and where is it made? Of what is the fountain made? The first part is simple. If your pet fountain is made of plastic it is not safe, for two reasons. Plastic contains a chemical called BPA … [Read more...] about Is Your Pet Fountain Safe?
Interestingly, this is a question that is asked both by cat fountain owners and people thinking of buying their first cat fountain. People who don’t have a cat fountain want to know what the commitment is going to be, and people who have one want to know what they should be doing to ensure the … [Read more...] about Cat Fountain – How Often Do We Need To Change The Water?
We naturally think that by providing our cats with the purest water possible we are doing the very best possible thing in helping our cats to stay healthy. That is, healthy water = healthy cats. The premise is sound – if we can keep the water healthful the cats will benefit. However, with … [Read more...] about Why Bottled or Purified Water May Not Be A Healthy Choice for Cats
Water intake is crucial to a cat's health, both to protect against illnesses that can come from insufficient hydration as well as to help heal the effects of having gone too long without sufficient water intake. Here is a page which explains this in more detail. … [Read more...] about Why Vets Recommend Cat Fountains
There are several criteria by which it is useful to evaluate any cat fountain you are considering purchasing. Below is a list of several of the more important. At the bottom of the page is a link to reviews and videos of some of the better known brands of cat fountains. Food Safeness (this has … [Read more...] about How To Evaluate Any Cat Fountain