At first look many cat fountains appear to be quite inexpensive while a Thirstycat fountain seems expensive. Look a little deeper though and the story changes significantly.
Here are a few of the commercial cat fountains and their real costs. More detailed information and videos are available on these and other cat fountains from the links at the bottom of the page.
Recognized undisputedly as the most durable, highest rated, most food safe, easiest to clean and by far the most attractive – and with designs for every breed and temperament – the only objection ever expressed about a Thirstycat fountain is the price. And the initial price is higher than most, but over several years, a Thirstycat fountain is the least expensive cat fountain you can buy. Why? Because the filtration system lasts so much longer than all other brands, which need replacing at least every three weeks, running up the cost significantly over time. See below.
The Pioneer Raindrop costs $45 to purchase and over a five year period, purchasing the necessary filters at the minimum recommend rate of every 3 weeks will bring the total cost for purchase and filters to $270.
The Drinkwell Avalon costs $80 to purchase and over a five year period, purchasing the necessary filters at the minimum recommend rate of every 3 weeks will bring the cost to $300.
The Drinkwell Platinum costs $45 to purchase and over a five year period, purchasing the necessary filters at the minimum recommend rate of every 3 weeks will bring the total cost to $320.
The Drinkwell 360 costs $70 to purchase and over a five year period, purchasing the necessary filters at the recommend rate of every cleaning or about once a week will bring the total cost to $590.
Thirstycat Fountains cost on average $140 to purchase. Our carbon filters last six months or more (we use 60 times the carbon of other brands) and our foam filters last two years. Over a five year period the total cost including purchase price will be $230 using both the foam and carbon filters continually. Many people don’t need the carbon filters, in which cast the total cost over five years will be $180. And all the while you, and your cats, will be enjoying the most beautiful and healthful and easiest to clean cat fountain money can buy – for less than any other.
“I am a veterinarian with specialty training (ie board certified) in internal medicine. Cats are my favorite species and I’m always on the look out for ways to improve their well being. I first saw these fountains on the American Association for Feline Practitioners website. I was impressed and eventually ordered a fountain for my cats (Brakentree).
Yes these fountains cost more than the “Economy” varieties, but there is a saying, “you get what you pay for”, and when folks complain about prices….well…I’ll take quality over junk any day.
I have Thirsty Cat Fountain brochures at my hospital, so clients can find about this wonderful product.” – Heather F. Veterinary Angels