Ceramic cat water fountain
Cats need around the 2dl fluid a day, otherwise they have an increased risk of becoming seriously ill. This drinking fountain motivates cats to drink.
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Overview of Benefits
Modern dry food contains such a low amount of water that cats dehydrate and often become seriously ill if they do not drink enough liquids.
With this cat water fountain you can considerably reduce this risk.
Now thanks to our cat drinking fountain you can worry about food by just filling a few bowls with dry sustenance. Fill the cat fountain with 3.4 litres of water and your cat will be able to get along easily without you for 3 to 7 days.
(The cat water fountain itself does not have to be refilled until after 10 days, however a large pile of dry food does not work on all cats – Try the concept for 3-4 days first.)
Change the water every few days the and every 1 to 2 months you can clean the whole well and pump with a dishwasher.
Cats prefer to drink running water
Cats are drawn to running water because it smells better, looks more attractive
and is easy to reach without touching their sensitive whiskers .
Cat drinking fountains are becoming increasingly popular because cats naturally drink too little. This is becoming an increasing problem because modern cat food usually has a low amount of water inside.
“Since cats are usually bad drinkers… more attention should be paid to drinking enough…. Most of the time, a still drinking bowl is not enough for them “-Dr. Nösler, Veterinarian
Cats originate from the middle eastern desert and are naturally engineered to cover their water needs almost completely by the meat they eat. Fresh meat has about 70% water content.
However, because commercial dry food only has about 10% water content, most domestic cats have to consume an additional 1-4 decilitres of water each day to be sufficiently nourished. Though cats are unfortunately not designed to sip this much water from a drinking bowl.
According to Dr. Bonnie V. Beaver, author and professor of veterinary medicine, cats need between 0.44dl and 0.66dl of water per pound of body weight, per day. This means that a full-grown cat should drink 1 to 2 drinking cups every day completely. Think of your cat: does she or he drink 1 to 2 full drinking cups every day? Not likely…
4 widespread explanations as to why cats do not like to drink from drinking cups::
1. In nature, stagnant water from ponds and puddles are almost always polluted and contaminated, so cats have an instinctive aversion to stagnant water.
2. Because cats are hunters, their eyes are mainly used to detect movement. A still, small, transparent water surface can often not even be seen by your cat!
3. Your cat’s whiskers often touch the rim of their water bowl before they touch the water. Cats hate it when their whiskers are bent. (This is also the reason that cats often eat only the dry food in the middle of their food bowl, and leave the food on the edge).
4. Cats have a sense of smell two times stronger than humans. They therefore smell the bacteria and germs in the stagnant water and do not want to drink from it. Even if they might need the water urgently.
Would you like to drink a glass of water that has been sitting on your kitchen floor for a week? Most likely your cat probably thinks exactly the same as you and finds it just as disgusting. Though unlike you, your cat can not pour a fresh glass of water. Cats just decide to not drink anything at all, and in many cases live with a constant lack of water. Only now and then the thirst becomes so strong that they still force themselves to drink from a stagnant still water bowl.
Many cats become seriously ill because they drink too little
The cat in this picture was lucky. She could be injected with liquids
before it was too late. Unfortunately, this is not the case for the
1.4 million cats that have died in her native Germany since 2007 due to water-deficient diseases
*. With the Miaustore Cat Fountain you minimize the risk that your cat will also become a victim of such
kidney and urinary tract diseases..
Kidney and urinary tract diseases are by far the leading cause of death in adult cats according to a study of the Royal Institute of Veterinary Medicine in the UK. Not even car accidents or cancer are so common. A large part of these kidney and urinary tract diseases could be prevented if cats would consume enough fluids. Furthermore, another consequence of dehydration is that cats easily become impotent and depressed, but unfortunately this usually goes unnoticed.
The lack of water intake problem in cats has been increasing in recent times. That’s why the UK Royal Veterinary Institute, along with official veterinary organisations from around the world, released a report in January 2016 asking everyone to provide running water to their cats (see quote below).
This is precisely why the Miaustore cat water fountain offers a total of 8 different water sources: 3 surfaces with flowing & moving water, 3 small waterfalls, a bubbling spring, and a calm water surface. Every imaginable way in which water occurs in nature has thus been incorporated. These 8 drinking points are located at 4 different heights so that cats of all sizes can find a comfortable drinking point. As soon as your cat has access to the fresh, chilling, bubbling water of the Miaustore cat water fountain, she or he will immediately drink much more than before. The moving water will immediately catch the attention of your cat, because as a hunter it reacts to every minute movement. In some cases, there is a small period of habituation, but most cats immediately start drinking. Almost all customers say their cat drinks much more since they purchased our cat drinking fountain
Thanks to the hygienic design & ceramic material you do not need expensive filters and could save up to £150 per year
One of the biggest advantages of our cat fountain is there is no need to buy expensive replacement filters thanks to the High-grade, dishwasher-friendly ceramics. Although plastic cat fountains are cheap to buy initially, their filters will add unbelievable costs in the long term. As plastic is very difficult to keep clean, manufacturers sell these filters, which often have to be bought monthly. Here is a customer review on Amazon.com for such a plastic cat fountain with filter:
“”As already written, the filter is really good, but just too expensive. The whole thing looks like a trap, buy the cat fountain and then bear the following costs. Of course this is not okay, the fountain is great, and is also taken to by my two felines. But the price for the filters shocks me “- Michael S.
The filter set of which Michael speaks, costs £14.49 which amounts to £173.88 over the year. By buying the Miaustore cat fountain, which needs no filter thanks to the hygienic, dishwasher-suitable, ceramic, our customers save this expense.
The exact reason for these hygiene problems with plastic cat fountains is that they develop small scratches and crevices during use and cleaning, in which bacteria can and will grow. Even without these scratches, the bacteria can settle on a soft plastic surface much easier than ceramics
PS: In the same factory where our cat fountains are made, we also make high quality plates and cups for people. The Miaustore water fountain for cats is manufactured to the same high quality standards as high quality dinnerware suitable for human consumption
You’ve probably already noticed that plates, glasses and pans are almost always made of ceramic (porcelain), glass or metal, but never made of plastic? There is a very good reason. With normal dishes, it is well known that plastic is simply unhygienic, impractical and not dishwasher safe. Many pet companies will try to make people believe this is different with cat drinking fountains, or any pet water fountain just to sell expensive replacement filters for years. Please do not fall into this scam. Buying a stainless steel or ceramic cat fountain is better for your cat and cheaper for you.
The new, quiet pump system of the Miaustore cat water fountain removes the 3 most common sources of noise that conventional fountains emit.
Thanks to the new pump system, the Miaustore cat water fountain is extremely quiet,
even quiet when the water level is low.
By far the most common problem with conventional cat fountains are that people find the pump is too loud. Together with experts from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, we have developed a novel pump system for the Miaustore cat fountain. As you can see in the graph, this includes 3 innovations that would all make a huge difference on their own.
1.The pump is not lying on the floor as per usual, but hangs from the silicone hose and floats in the water. Therefore, no vibrations are transmitted to the cat fountain, and subsequently there is no noise..
2. In most cases when pumps are loud, the water level is low enough that the pump sucks in air. This is because invariably every fish tank and cat fountain pump sucks the water from the side, and pumps upwards for technical reasons. Therefore we have developed a solution to suck in the water from below and pump it upwards. This relatively small change makes a huge difference! For example when the water level drops in a conventional cat fountain at 3-5cm height, their cat water fountain starts to hum because of the air that is sucked in from the side. The Miaustore cat water fountain, on the other hand, can still function perfectly with water at 3 mm deep without emitting any noise. You can read more about this below, where I describe the water volume of the cat fountain
3. The pump is placed größten in the largest tower of the fountain. When this tower is in the well, all 4 sides are completely closed, and surrounded by 1.1 kg sound-absorbing ceramic.
Thanks to the 3.4 litre capacity, and thanks to the new pumping system, the fountain only has to be refilled 3 times a month
Conventional cat fountains are loud as soon as the water has
dropped to 3-5 cm (on the left). They must therefore be constantly
refilled. However, the Miaustore cat fountain can exhaust its
3.4 litres of water -almost 100% , thanks to the improved pump
(on the right)
Most cats fountains have to be replenished every 3 to 5 days, but with our fountain, thanks to the 3.4 litres of water volume, the water will last 10 days without the need to refill the well. In addition, you never have to worry that the fountain will run empty and the pump will break down.
There are 3 reasons for our ingenious design:
1. The sides of the casing are optimally arched so that not only the they look smooth but to hold as much water as possible. These curvatures harmonise perfectly with the curves of the towers. Our designers perfected this detail over months.
2. The width of the fountain is relatively large
3. Thanks to the new pumping system, 100% of the water can be used. This is a world first, because conventional cat fountains must always have a water level of at least 3-4 cm so that the pump does not break. When the water level drops lower, these pumps suck in air, become loud and break after a few hours. By contrast, the Miaustore fountain works without any problems until the fountain is almost completely empty. Our cat water fountain has 3.4 litres of useful capacity, and this is comparable to a conventional “5 litre fountain”.
If you purchase our motion switch as an accessory, the water will last even longer because less water will evaporate
The fountain is safe thanks to the certified low voltage pump, and the fountain design
The safety of your cat is very important to us. The pump in our cat fountain was therefore tested by 6 independent organisations: RoHS, GS, UL, CE, SAA & KC
The pump is supplied with a secure 12 volt low voltage cable, with a power adapter plugged in, separate from the fountain.
The cable never hangs over a water surface, but goes directly into a hole in the largest tower of the fountain.
In developing this fountain, we have read thousands of customer experiences on cat water fountains. Not once has it been reported that the cat bites through the cable (only in ferrets this was reported to have happened). However thanks to the position of the cable, and thanks to the low tension, your cat would even be safe if it would bite through the cable.
At times the high demand leads to delivery bottlenecks, order while the fountains are still in stock!
We are not proud of it, but it has happened to us several times, that we have been completely sold out because production can not keep up with demand. We could fix this problem by simply importing tons of mediocre ceramic parts from China, but we insist that all our cat fountains are made in Europe, mainly by hand. This enables us to ensure high quality and create valuable jobs. Unfortunately, this has often led to customers having to wait months to order the cat fountain. If you are interested, order now, as long as the fountains are still in stock.
If we have cat fountains in stock at the mail order company, delivery takes 1-3 days. If we still have our fountains in stock in the country of manufacture, shipping takes 2-3 weeks. But as soon as we are sold out, the waiting time can take months because we start a new production cycle.
Now is again a window open in which the fountain is available.
If you are interested, order the fountain now. Thanks to the guarantee you can send the fountain back if you are not satisfied. But if you wait too long to make a purchase decision, it may be that the fountains are suddenly gone, or you might have to waiting a long time.
Cleaning & maintenance is simple:
The maintenance is almost as easy as with a normal drinking bowl:
Just change the water once a week. And once or twice a month you can put the entire fountain in the dishwasher.
The 3 towers can be easily removed and put back in place. You can pull the towers from the top. But if your cat tries to overturn the towers from the side, they will hardly move. We have been working for a long time to ensure that the towers are firmly anchored in it’s casing, but can still be easily pulled out from above.
These towers are open at the bottom so that the inside of the dishwasher is also clean. So you can wash all 4 ceramic elements in the dishwasher and the fountain shines like new again.
The set-up of the fountain and maintenance details are all send via a video to you after every purchase.
* Estimate based on figures from the Royal Veterinary Institute in the UK, and statista.com
Included in the delivery:
- Cat fountain (bowl plus 4 pieces of porcelain)
- 12-volt water pump, adjustable with 5 levels, maximum 2.5 watts
- Power supply
- No filter, as not necessary with ceramic
Replacement pumps are available, just write to email@example.com
- Made of high quality ceramic, fired at 1270 degrees
- 5.5 KG (without water)
- Width: 25 cm
- Depth: 28 cm
- Height: 18 cm
- Capacity: 3.4 Litres
- Useful capacity: 3.3 litres (comparable to a conventional “5 litre” well, as the pumps in conventional wells can only use 60% to 80% of their capacity)