When it comes to purchasing pet fountains one of the first questions people ask–especially people who have owned one of the more common brands of pet fountains–is, ‘which pet fountain is easiest to clean?‘ Most of them are not easy to clean. This article addresses this specific question and provides information on what to look for before you buy; so you can consider ease of cleaning when you decide to purchase your next fountain.
If a fountain comes with a cleaning kit like this brush set, be assured the fountain is not easy to clean. It will have many nooks and crevices into which those brushes are meant to get and it will likely be made of plastic, which will scratch and harbor bacteria that causes cat chin acne, requiring yet more scrubbing with bleach or something similar, and often.
Since the fountain may well be offered on its own, without the cleaning kit mentioned, search for the fountain brand name followed by ‘cleaning kit’ or simply ‘cleaning’. You’ll find what you need to know about cleaning it.
ThirstyCat Fountains: Smooth, Easy-to-Clean, Ceramic Fountains
Which still leaves the question; which pet fountain is easiest to clean? If it has no crevices and corners, it will easier clean. If it has smooth surfaces that don’t scratch, it will be easier to clean. A ceramic fountain, such as a ThirstyCat fountain gives you this.
Still wondering about the different cleaning requirements of particular cat fountains? Here is a cleaning video of one of the major brands. When compared to the ease of cleaning a ThirstyCat Fountain, the difference is apparent.
Another consideration is how easy it is to clean the pump. Nearly all pet fountains have a pump and all pumps need cleaning. But how often? That depends on the filtration the pump receives. A robust filter which prevents cat hair and other debris from entering the pump is, naturally, better than a flimsy filter. Do your research, look at the cleaning suggestions for any particular brand of pet fountain and make an educated evaluation of which is the easiest to clean. We think you’ll agree, you can’t beat a ThirstyCat Fountain for beauty and ease of cleaning.