Drinkwell 360 Fountain for Pets Review

To ensure great hydration, research shows that a pet should drink one ounce of water per pound of its weight every day. Since some pets can be quite lazy at drinking boring water in ceramic or plastic bowls, flowing water from a fountain is the best way to entice your pets to drink more. The Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Fountain provides 1 gallon of multiple free-falling streams of fresh, filtered water to your pet.

The constant circulation of the fountain continuously aerates the water with healthful oxygen while preventing bacteria from growing. Included in this pet fountain is a replaceable activated carbon filter which removes unpleasant tastes and odors. Water flow can also be easily controlled, thanks to the adjustable water cap.

The multiple streams of the Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Fountain enable your pet to drink from any angle which makes it great for all pets of different types and sizes, and for households with multiple pets. This pet fountain’s BPA-free plastic design is dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean. This is truly the best way to keep your pet hydrated, thus ensuring its overall health and wellness.

Features

  • 128 ounce (1 gal.) water capacity for pets of all sizes
  • Reduced splashing due to the receiving ramp
  • Adjustable flow control
  • 1 to 5 water streams from interchangeable spout rings
  • Free-falling streams
  • Nearly silent operation due to the submersible pump
  • Replaceable activated carbon filter for a lasting pleasant taste and odor
  • Foam filter to remove big particles and debris like pet hair
  • Dishwasher-friendly, excluding the pump
  • Sleek and modern design
  • For indoor use only
  • Almost noise-free and splash-free due to the receiving ramp
  • Safe and quiet submersible pump operation
  • Clips to hide the power cord and to hold the housing securely
  • Low voltage 12-volt system with in-line plug
  • Safe operation and easy pump removal
  • Low power consumption

Advantages

Keeping an adequate supply of water is definitely a challenge in a multiple-pet household, and the never-ending chore of repeatedly refilling water bowls is a chore that most pet owners will gladly throw out the window.

The Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain by Petsafe was made while keeping in mind the challenges of a multiple-pet household. The large capacity of the reservoir means that you have less refilling to do, making this pet fountain very convenient for long-term use.

Its patented design features five free falling water streams with the flexibility to interchange the spout rings, which means that your pets will no longer have to wait for its turn to have a quick lap of water.

The multiple-stream feature also ensures that your pet can drink from any angle. As with all the other great Drinkwell Pet Fountains, this 360 Pet Fountain has the unique filtration technology made through the culmination of Petsafe’s 10-year experience making pet fountains.

Activated Carbon filters can be added to this fountain, and this material helps improve the taste and remove unpleasant odors from tap water. These filters are made of coconut shells which then go through the carbonization process where all other elements except carbon are removed.

By adding back oxygen, the carbon is activated, thereby making it a suitable material for absorbing basic water contaminants such as chlorine from tap water.

These cylindrical filters are recommended to be replaced every 2 to 4 weeks, and the fountain comes with a pull-tab for easy positioning and removal. For keeping your pet’s water cleaner, replaceable foam filters are also included in this pet fountain’s design.

These foam filters help extend the life of your pet fountain by preventing hair and large particles from reaching the pump, and the filter should be replaced every 1 to 2 months.

The constant circulation of the fountain helps inhibit the growth of bacteria and molds, making the water safer for your pet, on top of all the other benefits. The pump’s sleek and modern design fits seamlessly with your home décor, and its circular shape provides ample space for pets of all sizes that are in need of fresh and healthy drinking water.

Less cleanup is also required due to the reduced amount of splash due to the receiving ramp, and even the shyest pets will not be scared away thanks to the pump’s quiet operation. Since the pump is low-voltage, with a 12-volt system in place, it has a low power consumption which means that it will only cost you pennies to use.

Disadvantages

From a buyer’s perspective, the filters tend to clog up quickly with sludge, and this makes maintaining the pet fountain costly. Since the manufacturer’s manual states that the filters are not required for operation, some users prefer to forgo buying them. Cleaning the fountain is also a hard task, but with the right set of brushes and cleaning schedule, the chore becomes easier.

Verdict

For the pet owner who is concerned about the overall health and well-being of their pets, the Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Fountain is a great way of keeping your pets hydrated. Research has shown that a well-hydrated pet has fewer issues with its liver and urinary tract, and a pet fountain is a great way to entice your pet to drink more water.

This pet fountain is the perfect solution for multiple-pet households and owners who want the best quality drinking water for their pets. Priced at an affordable price point, the Drinkwell 360 Multi-Pet Fountain is a pet fountain you will not regret buying because of its reliability and quality.