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Old 12-29-2012, 03:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hiya all

I was toying with the idea of getting my 2 a drinking fountain they seem to love drinking straight from the tap so I figured they may like the running water

Does anyone have on ether would recommend??

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I think thats a great idea!!! Mine drinks from the tap and when I fill her bowl she wont touch it! Smart idea
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes I have one and I love it, the dogs love it, and the cats love it. I got the Drinkwell 360 Stainless Steel Pet Fountain from Petsmart and they also carry all the filters needed.
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Yeah I was tossing up between the Drinkwell 360 in Stainless and the Pioneer Big max stainless steel fountain

I like the 360 because the water comes out in spurts like from the tap but am a bit worried the younger dog may want to take it apart :/
The Big Max is a lot sleeker in design but the water doesn't splash down like from the 360 - decisions decisions LOL
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Yeah I was tossing up between the Drinkwell 360 in Stainless and the Pioneer Big max stainless steel fountain

I like the 360 because the water comes out in spurts like from the tap but am a bit worried the younger dog may want to take it apart :/
The Big Max is a lot sleeker in design but the water doesn't splash down like from the 360 - decisions decisions LOL
I doubt the dog will take it apart They don't drink out of the bowl anymore, its all about the water coming down...So they drink the water as its coming out.
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I have a Pioneer Raindrop stainless fountain for my cats and they love it. I've been thinking about getting the dog sized one for my next dog, my brother got that one (Big Max) for his cats recently.

The Drinkwell one has a lot of poor reviews, and it has a lot of plastic in the stainless fountain. The Pioneer fountain still has a small amount of plastic as the filter itself is plastic, but not as many plastic parts.
My brother had the non-stainless Drinkwell and he said it was really difficult to clean.
I think the Pioneer Big Max fountain also holds more water.
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After reading this thread I went and bought the Big Dog one from petsmart ... Yoschi won't go near it...lol.. he's never been afraid if anything until now!! HAHAHAHA
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The Drinkwell one has a lot of poor reviews, and it has a lot of plastic in the stainless fountain.
The only plastic(besides the motor encasing) that I'm aware of is the clips to hold the actual middle piece on the bowl. I've seen good reviews on the one I got, if there were any poor reviews, it was because the cat or dog didn't like drinking the water like that. Its easy to clean and maintain.
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On the drinkwell the whole top piece where the water comes out is plastic too, isn't it?
My brother said the shape on the Drinkwell leaves a lot of angles and nooks that are hard to clean out (and reviews I've read complained about it being hard to clean also.)
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I saw a notice the other day about those harboring bacteria and a dog had gotten very ill. The only think the vet could chalk it up to was the drinking fountain.
I can't find the email though.
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