Cat Water Dispenser Reviews

thinkingIf you are looking for a cat water fountain for your pet here you will find reviews of some popular brands with pros and cons to help you to decide which one is the most suitable for your cat. As all the reviews on this website, they are honest and based in customers experiences.

Cats are very versatile animals and the reaction toward any of these devices is unpredictable, but we try to give you an orientation about what unit would work better for your cat.

If your cat has already tried a water fountain but insists on drinking water from the faucet or toilet, check this review.

For full review with Pros and Cons, click in the brand of your preference:



Aquapurr water feeding system

Aquapurr water feeding system

The Aquapurr cat water drinking system is specially designed for cats that insist on drinking from faucets and refuse drinking from automatic water fountains.

This innovative solution allows you to forget about turning the faucet On/Off for your cat to drink from it. The system is setup in a way that as soon as your cat stands up on the Aquapurr panel the faucet starts feeding water instantly and when your cat leaves the panel, the stream stops. Your cats doesn’t need your intervention to drink fresh moving water and you can relax knowing your pet will never run out of it. FULL REVIEW


Cat Mate Pet Fountain

Cat Mate Pet Fountain


The Cat Mate Pet Fountain is a water dispenser that gives your cat fresh running water to encourage it to drink more water.

This is good for cats that have kidney condition and for cats in general that don’t like to drink water from regular bowls and instead, they like to drink from faucets.

The special design of the Cat Mate fountain makes it a very silent unit and with its unique multi-level water pools makes it more appealing to your cat to drink water since he can choose from the level where to drink.

The Cat Mate is suitable for cats and small dogs and it has a 70 fl Oz (2 Liters) water capacity. FULL REVIEW



Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain

The Drinkwell Platinum is a water pet fountain with a 5-inch free-falling stream water that encourages your cat to drink more water, especially if your pet won’t drink water other than from dripping faucets or bathtub spouts.

This waterer is made with good durable plastic and holds 168 Oz fluid of water (1.3 gallons or 4.9 L.), including the bowl.

One good feature is the pre-filter that catches big dirts before they get to the motor and a replaceable charcoal filter to remove bad tastes and odors so your cat enjoys a very fresh source of water. FULL REVIEW



Drinkwell Multi Tier Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Multi Tier Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Multi Level Automatic Pet Fountain has a good circulating water system with a nice free-falling stream which makes your cat drink more because cats feel more attracted to moving water making them drink more and keeping them well hydrated.

The water is filtered by a replaceable charcoal filter, removing bad tastes and odors for a clean, fresh source of moving water.

Drinkwell Multi tier fountain is special for multi-cat households because it gives three areas where to drink: top and bottom tray and the falling stream.

The fountain has 100 Oz capacity of water and its top tray allows old cats or cats with disabilities to drink more comfortably. FULL REVIEW



Catit Fresh & Clean Stainless Steel fountainCatit Fresh & Clear Stainless Steel keeps your cat hydrated by drinking more water with its re-circulating system that encourages your pet to drink more and keeps the water cool and oxygenated.

The unit features a dual filter with foam and carbon that filters the water from pet hair.

The fountain capacity of 64 fl Oz ensures water supply for days so you can forget about pouring water in bowls every day. FULL REVIEW



Petsafe Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain

Petsafe Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain

Petsafe Drinkwell Avalon is a very nice looking ceramic fountain that supplies your cat with fresh and aerated filtered water, encouraging your pet to drink more as felines prefer to drink from moving water.

Increasing the water intake in pets is very important when it comes to prevent urinary tract diseases.

As any ceramic device, this fountain is particularly easy to clean in comparison to plastic units and the ceramic helps to reduce bacteria growth, so the fountain stays clean longer.

Drinkwell Avalon has a top and a bottom drinking areas for your pet to choose from and its circular design makes it easy for your pet to drink from different angles. FULL REVIEW



Hagen Catit Design Drinking Fountain

Hagen Catit Design Drinking Fountain

Catit Fresh drinking fountain holds 100 Oz of water and gives cats a circulating source of fresh and oxygenated water which helps to prevent urinary tract diseases in cats.

Hagen Catit pet fountain is a tall water bowl designed for your pet to drink without the need of bending over. This elevated design helps to keep the bubbling water away from particles on the floor.

The water bubbles up from the centerpiece of the unit where cats drink from.

A cartridge filter located underneath the centerpiece of the fountain keeps the water clean and fresh, free of particles and hair. The unit includes one cartridge, extras are sold apart.




Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain 128 Oz

Drinkwell 360 Pet Fountain 128 Oz

The Drinkwell 360 fountain entices your cat to drink more water because it makes the drinking more attractive and fun as cats like to drink moving water better than stagnant water.

A patented 5-inch free-falling water stream and the round design helps your cat drink water from any angle, so no more waiting its turn for drinking. This feature makes the fountain suitable for multiple pet households.

The fountain capacity is 128 Oz of water and it comes with 5 spout rings to customize the fountain with one and up to five water streams. The flow streams are adjustable as well. FULL REVIEW



Drinkwell Zen Steel Fountain

Drinkwell Zen Steel Fountain

The Drinkwell Zen Steel Fountain has 128 Oz water capacity and a circulating water system that gives your cat oxygenated and fresh water. Moving water entices pets to drink more which is very important to avoid urinary problems. Circulating water also inhibit bacteria growth and slime.

The Drinkwell Zen fountain has a 3-layer charcoal filter that helps to eliminate bad tastes and odors and they are replaceable when needed. The stainless steel bowl is hygienic and easy to clean and its big size makes it easy for pets to drink water from it. FULL REVIEW



Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain

Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain

The Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel fountain it is a good solution for pets that are allergic to plastic as they do not have contact with plastic when drinking water from the stainless steel reservoir.

With its 128 Oz capacity (1 gal) of fresh and filtered water the Drinkwell stainless steel ensures your pet to drink more water as it gives constant stream of moving water which encourages pets to drink more.

This fountain has a unique design with customizable number of streams, up to 5, which is great for several pets to drink at the same time and from any angle so they don’t have to wait their turn to drink water anymore. FULL REVIEW



PetSafe Drinkwell Ceramic Pagoda Fountain

PetSafe Drinkwell Ceramic Pagoda Fountain

The Petsafe Drinkwell Pagoda is a ceramic fountain that encourages your cat to drink more water with its dual free-falling streams that oxygenates the water and keeps it cool and fresh. This fountain is perfect for pets with feline acne as does not have plastic in the area where your pet drinks.

The unit has 70 ounces water capacity and it works with a charcoal filter which removes bad odors and taste. The Petsafe Drinkwell Pagoda comes with one filter for initial set-up. This unit is very easy to clean and has a nice looking design. See pros and cons in the FULL REVIEW.



Petsafe Drinkwell Sedona Pet Fountain

Petsafe Drinkwell Sedona Pet Fountain

Petsafe Drinkwell Sedona pet fountain provides your cat fresh circulating water to keep your pet hydrated. The unit looks very elegant and stylish, complementing any home décor.

The fountain features approx. 100 oz water capacity (check full review) and it’s suitable for small and medium size pets.

Petsafe Drinkwell Sedona is made from transparent BPA-free plastic and if features a sturdy ceramic tower in the center where the water runs.

The unit has two type of filters: carbon filter and foam filter. The first one gives the water a fresh taste and the second one traps hair and debris from going into the pump. FULL REVIEW



Kurma Best Automatic Pet Water Fountain

Kurma Best Automatic Pet Water Fountain

Kurma Best Automatic Pet Water Fountain provides your cat 3 sections from where your pet can drink from, on top left from where the filtered water comes from, the top right that creates a mini waterfall and the low wide bowl that receives the stream. The unit features a 2-step filtering process to filter the water.

The fountain is very quiet with a submersible pump featuring a switch on the side that allows you to regulate the stream if small or big, slower or faster.

Kurma automatic pet fountain holds a good capacity of 1 Gallon of water, preventing from constant refilling and supplying water for several days. FULL REVIEW.



Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain

Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain is a cat water dispenser that encourages your pet to drink more water by giving it a permanent source of stream falling of water. Increasing the amount of water your pet drinks helps to reduce the risk of developing urinating problems.

The unit has a 5 inch of free falling stream of water that allows your pet to drink water from any angle. Replaceable charcoal filters help to purify the water and reduce bad taste and odors.
The capacity of the unit is 50 Oz of flowing water and it can be increased by purchasing the extra 50 Oz reservoir that goes attached on the back of the unit. FULL REVIEW



Pioneer Ceramic Big Max Fountain

Pioneer Ceramic Big Max Fountain

Pioneer Ceramic Big Max is a pet fountain with a high water capacity of 128 Oz that ensures circulating water for your pets to drink more. Ceramic is hygienic, easy to clean and it helps to reduce bacteria formation.

The Pioneer ceramic is very easy to assemble by putting together two main pieces. This fountain gives cats two areas to drink from: the mini waterfall and the bowl.

Pioneer ceramic Big Max has a premium replaceable charcoal filter that helps to keep the water fresh and pure from pet hair and particles.

The unit is very quiet and provides pets a very big drinking area to satisfy multiple pet needs. FULL REVIEW



Pioneer Stainless Steel Pet Fountain Raindrop Design

Pioneer Stainless Steel Pet Fountain Raindrop Design

Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Raindrop is an elegant pet fountain with a water capacity of 60 Oz (1,77 L), which gives cats 2 different areas where to drink water from: the top and the bottom (some cats like to drink and lick the slide too).

The fountain has a slide that helps to minimize splash and creates fun bubbling. Moving and circulating water encourage pets to drink more and keep well hydrated and healthy.

The Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Raindrop design has a premium replaceable charcoal filter that keeps the water pure and clean from debris and hair. The pump and filter are enclosed in a plastic housing located in the bottom of the unit. FULL REVIEW



Pioneer Fountain Big Max Stainless Steel

Pioneer Fountain Big Max Stainless Steel

Pioneer Big Max fountain with 128 Oz (3.78 L) capacity is a stainless steel fountain that keeps the water in movement which encourages your pet to drink more.

It consists basically in two main assembled parts; the top and the bottom. The water comes out from the top part so cats have two areas where to drink: top and bottom.

Stainless steel keeps the water cool, helps to stop from developing bacteria and it is very easy to clean.

Pioneer Big Max has a quiet pump located underwater, inside a plastic housing. The bowl’s size nicely accommodates more than one pet drinking. FULL REVIEW



Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain 108 Oz.

Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain 108 Oz.

Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain is a quiet fountain that keeps the water oxygenated, cool and fresh making your cat drinking more water as pets like to drink moving water better than stagnant water.

Its design with a water-slide where the little waterfall runs along, helps your cat not to be afraid of getting the face wet when drinking water as the water flow of the Petmate Fresh Flow is small and does not splash over the floor.
The Petmate Fresh Flow uses special filters to keep the water clean and the fountain runs with a submersible pump that makes the unit quiet when operating. FULL REVIEW



Catit Water Fountain

Catit Water Fountain

The Catit Water Fountain with Food Bowl is a water dispenser that will give your cat a permanent fresh and clean water to drink from. Its design is made to re-circulate the water and expose it to oxygen. This gives your cat a fresh tasting and cool water that is previously filtered by a charcoal filter especially to keep the water clean.

The unit has a bowl where your cat can drink water directly from and a dome where the water runs over and where your pet can lick the water from as well. The water capacity of the Catit Design Fresh and Clear drinking fountain is 100 fluid Oz.

The Station comes with an additional bowl that you can use as a food feeder or set it as an extra water station for another pet. FULL REVIEW





Petmate Cafe Pet Waterer

Petmate Cafe Pet Waterer

Petmate Cafe is a fashionable designed gravity waterer that allows you to give a long lasting source of water to your cat without the need of refilling for days.

Water consumption is very important to keep your cat hydrated and with good health, especially if you feed your pet dry food.

Petmate Cafe waterer hopper has a wide opening, allowing easily to clean with a brush. The unit is easy to refill; fill the hopper with water, put the cap back on, flip it, place it on the bowl and you are ready to go for days.

The water hopper is eco-friendly, made from safe PET (a thermoplastic polymer resin) plastic and it features recessed handle for easy lifting. FULL REVIEW



Petsafe Healthy Water Station Sizes

Petsafe Healthy Water Station Sizes

PetSafe Healthy Pet Water Station is a water dispensing system with removable stainless steel bowl, easy to clean and dishwasher safe plus prevents the formation of bacteria. The stainless steel bowl is a good solution if your cat has allergy to plastic.

Petsafe Healthy Pet Water Station has a unique flow-control system that prevents the unit from spilling water when filling it from the bottom. You can upside down the unit and the water won’t fall out.

Once you lock the reservoir to the base the system will start releasing water to the bowl as your cat drinks from it. FULL REVIEW



Bergan Petite Gourmet waterer

Bergan Petite Gourmet waterer

The Bergan Petite Gourmet waterer with 1-1/2 gallons capacity is suitable for small pets. With a transparent holding tank, you can see the water level to know when refill. The holding tank has a detachable cap that won’t release water until the container is locked into the reservoir-base.

The Bergan Petite Gourmet has wide opening which makes it easy to clean it inside and also to fill it in the sink as the holding tank is wide and short.

The large reservoir-base helps to prevent pets from tipping the unit over. The wide reservoir-bowl is suitable for large or short nosed pets. FULL REVIEW




41 Responses to “Cat Water Dispenser Reviews”

  1. Colm says:

    Thanks for this really great info, very concise reviews. You’ve helped me a lot as I wasn’t sure where to start when looking for a water dispenser for my cat.

  2. Bill says:

    Great reviews, Lorena. I have an old family friend who might be interested in these reviewed products. Keep up the great work!

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Thank you Bill. I like my work a lot and especially to help people not to waste their money. That is my main goal with this website. Tell your friend he can ask any question he might have about these reviews or products. Thank you!

  3. Naomi says:

    I have 8 cats. Is there a specific unit you recommend for multiple cats?

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hello Naomi, if you want extra water capacity the Bergan Petite Gourmet Waterer water dispenser has a great capacity of 1.5 gallons, but this is not an automatic water fountain, it’s a gravity water feeder. If you want an automatic fountain, the most suitable for multi-cats is the Pioneer Ceramic Drinking Fountain Big Max. You can see a review of this fountain here.

  4. linda hammill says:

    should have seen this before I bought a water fountain!! lol I have bought, and will be returning, water foutain called Automatic pet fountain and the pump is too loud and to fill the tank you have to take it off and fill via ahole in base!! thought I was being cute in buying cheaper.. not..

  5. Dmitry says:

    thanks a lot fo rthis comprehensive review. we’ve had a petmate fountain and it served well but indeed got scratched and dirty very quickly. I’m now struggling to find an easy to clean one that is also very quiet. which one you think would be the best? it is further complicated by the fcat that we add medication to our cat’s water every day hence need to change the water daily and can’t have a large capacity one

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hello Dmitry, I suggest you to get the PetSafe Drinkwell Ceramic Pagoda Fountain. Its capacity is 70 Oz. and is made from ceramic which makes it easy to wipe clean. Make sure to keep the fountain filled with water to keep it quiet. Good luck!

  6. Kim says:

    Thanks for this comprehensive information! I was wondering if you knew of any fountains that allow you to control the amount of flow of the falling stream. My cat likes the faucet to just barely trickle, so I’m looking for a fountain that allows me to control the amount of flow. Any ideas? Much appreciated!

  7. Jean says:

    Your page is a live saver ! Thanks for all the information.
    I was wondering if you know any water fountain that can be attached directly to a tap water so it can always keep the level of the water.
    Thank you.

  8. Anna says:

    Hi there. Great website. I was wondering if you could give me some advice. I have three cats. Two large Maine Coons which are five years of age and a 16-year-old Abyssinian that is very small, about 6 pounds. My Abby loves moving water and is drinking more water as she gets older which I want to encourage. What is the best multi-cat fountain for cats of different sizes that has lower maintenance commands? The maine coons might knock a lighter device over but the bigger devices may be more difficult for my Abby to get water from Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi Anna! thank you! If you have three cats, two big sized and one small I suggest you the Petsafe Drinkwell Ceramic Pagoda or Avalon fountains. This is specially designed for pets that like to drink from faucets or moving water and it encourages pets to drink more. I don’t know if your small cat will get used to drink from a falling stream but she will be able to drink from the bottom which is a little narrow but since she is small it will be fine. You and your cats will need to get used to the splashing noise these fountains make, once that happens, it’s all good.

      Regarding finding a low-maintenance automatic cat water fountain it would be pretty hard because all these units need some type of maintenance because since they are automatic, they have motor that needs to be cleaned periodically. Hope that helps!

  9. Mark says:

    Great article very thorough. We decided to get a fountain for our dog and she definitely seems to like drinking from it. It is though very loud and was wondering which was the quietest model available? Many thanks.

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hello Mark, the Pioneer Ceramic Drinking Fountain Big Max is pretty quiet. To ensure its quietness you want to keep the unit clean and not letting the water get too low. Ceramic is more hygienic too Good luck!

  10. Elizabeth says:

    I had decided that the Petsafe Healthy Pet Water Station would be very suitable for my cats needs, especially with the SS dish and the filter system. I tried to buy from Amazon but this product cannot be shipped to Australia. Am very disappointed. Do you know why? And is there anything else similar to this?

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi Elizabeth! I suggest you to contact the manufacturer directly and I am sure they have a way to ship to your country, they usually do. Hope that helps!

  11. Michele says:

    This is great! Any thoughts on a fountain that won’t become a splash pool? We have the small Petmate Fresh Flow II and one of the cats (ironically the one that only drinks running water) spends hours splashing water out onto the floor. I’m thinking we need one that has good flowing water and a minimal area of still water. Thanks!

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi Michele! you can check the review of the Hagen Catit or similar models. The water is underneath the lid so there is not still water to play with. Hope that helps!

  12. Jess Mac says:

    Hi Lorena, thanks so much for all your wonderful reviews. My naughty little cat splashes all the water out of her bowls and flips them over. Is there any point trying a fountain and which would you recommend? I’m at my wits end! Thanks again!

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi Jess, I suggest you the Petsafe Drinkwell Pagoda or Avalon because they are sturdy and hygienic, they are made from ceramic which prevents chin acne. Hope that helps!

    • Larry says:

      Hi Jess! I rescued Samantha from the pound in November of 2014. She was 6 at the time and I had no information about what her past life was like. Like yours, she had a habit of pushing her water dish around the kitchen, very nicely spilling all the water out of it. I bought the Drinkwell Original Pet Fountain and it was the answer to a prayer. She loves it! Cleaning it was a chore in trying to take apart the motor until I switched to a tool I use to take apart cell phones (which also can be stubborn to disassemble) to repair. Once that problem was resolved, it was easy! Good luck to you!

  13. Karen W says:

    Hi – Thanks for all the information 🙂 have you reviewed or do you have any comments on the Drinkwell Sedona Fountain-Lake Breeze?

  14. Dean says:

    Really great articles here, amount of detail is brilliant 🙂

  15. kevin smedley says:

    Is there a water fountain that is motion activated or something instead of running all the time?

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hi Kevin, I haven’t come across to something like that yet. You can connect a water fountain to a timer as an alternative.

  16. Check out my AquaPurr. It never needs cleaning or refilling!

  17. Mike says:

    Question: Has anyone come across a watering “system” that connects to your water (i.e. plumbing) that will activate when the cats approach and turn off when they leave. My description is simplistic, meaning I did not want to fill up the comments with architectural design, but just give the idea. My cats like drinking directly from a fresh running tap. My email was included in the “Leave a Reply” section so any help from Lorena would be appreciated.

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hello Mike! there is actually a system like that, it is the AquaPurr. I haven’t made a review of this product yet but I expect to do one soon.

  18. carrie says:

    Is there a smaller fountain for one cat that will not cause feline acne?

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