Why Ceramic Cat Drinking Fountains? Consider the options.
Plastic – Many cat water fountains made or partially made from plastic contain BPA – a known toxin which can cause numerous diseases in pets and people. Plastic also gets scratched and in those scratches bacteria grow, causing chin acne and other ailments. To control this you must clean with bleach weekly. Read this for more info. This is never a problem with a ceramic cat drinking fountain.
Stainless steel – Completely safe. The model shown is easy to clean and reasonably inexpensive. A good choice if you like the look and your cat doesn’t mind the metallic taste.
Ceramic made in China – More expensive than the stainless one above. With a cat drinking fountain made in China there is no way to certify the food safeness which can be compromised by what is used to make the glaze. (Lead is a flux which greatly reduces the firing temperature, thus greatly reducing fuel costs. Lead is not outlawed in China as it is in the US. )
Ceramic Handmade in the USA – At Thirstycats we make everything by hand, from scratch, including our glazes. The fountains are wheel-thrown and hand-built. We make our glazes from raw minerals and we follow strict guidelines for food-safeness. We are diligent and scrupulous. Think about this for a brief moment. Every fountain we sell is made entirely by hand from start to finish. No other maker of cat water fountains in the world can say that. Ceramic is considered by veterinarians to be the gold standard of cat drinking fountains as a number of our reviews state.
But we don’t just make ceramic cat drinking fountains. We strive, each of us at ThirstyCats, to make beautiful cat drinking fountains to last a lifetime. They are glaze-fired to 2,232 degrees F. so are extremely durable.
If you are unsure if a cat water fountain is a good idea or would like to know more about cats’ water needs, please check this page.
The fountains below are a few of our many designs created by hand in our studio in Cambridge, New York. For a discount coupon code scroll down. Thanks for visiting.