LisaLisa's review did an excellent job of highlighting the pros and cons of the Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain.
I was given one of these pet fountains a couple of years ago by a friend with a passel of cats (10). I could never get past the concept of plugging in an electrical appliance, filling it with water, then having three cats splashing around in it! All I could imagine was the poor babies getting electrocuted. So, the thing was donated to charity!
Also, as LisaLisa points out, plastic drinking bowls are a no-no. We had to switch to stainless steel years ago as one of our old cats developed acne. Also, water should be changed twice a day; this product lulls you into thinking that is no longer necessary.
Don't feed your cats dry food, which is unhealthy anyway, and you'll never even see them drink water. Add a bit of warm water to their meals of canned food, as well, and they'll stay "well-flushed"!
My cat Oliver LOVES water! Although it’s not surprising, as cats instinctually need more water than they are offered in most households. Because cat’s in the wild receive most of their water intake from freshly killed prey, eating dry food in the home does not satisfy their water needs. So, although domestic cats will get some of their water needs from food, especially if they receive canned wet food, it’s important for fresh water to always be available. I've found … more
The Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain is the ultimate in style and design. The Platinum utilizes the same innovative watering system as other Drinkwell Pet Fountains, featuring the patented free-falling stream of water. This entices pets to drink more, keeping them happy, healthy and hydrated. The Platinum features a new snap-on lid to prevent accidental removal, a pre-filter to catch any large particles before they reach the motor, and a submersible pump for nearly silent operation. With the same quality that consumers have come to rely on, the Drinkwell Platinum is a culmination of 10 years experience in making pet fountains.
Innovative watering system features patented 5-inch free-falling water stream
Holds 168 fluid ounces of water
Keeps your pet off counters and out of sinks and toilets
Includes reservoir, replaceable charcoal filter, snap-on lid, pre-filter, and submersible pump