Best* Cat Water Fountains

Help your kitty stay hydrated with clean, refreshing water from a cat water fountain.

 
 

Pet parent faves

Our customers have spoken, and these are the cat water fountains that receive two paws up from their felines and pet parents. These are the best cat fountains most popular with Petco’s pet parent customers.

Catit Flower Cat Water Fountain

Best Cat Water Fountain with Filters:

Catit

Flower Cat Water Fountain

Pet parents will fall in love with the whimsey of this flower-design cat fountain, while cats will appreciate its 3 different flow settings. Even picky drinkers will find a setting they prefer. A 3-stage filter system ensures your kitty gets the cleanest and freshest drinking water possible.

Features:
  • Size: 100 fl. oz.
  • BPA-free plastic
  • 4-ft. long leash
  • Includes water level indicator
  • Easy to assemble

EveryYay Get Fresh Succulent Water Fountain for Pets

EveryYay

Get Fresh Succulent Water Fountain for Pets

Encourage your kitty to stay hydrated and add a little nature to your home with this succulent cat drinking fountain from EveryYay. Multiple drinking surfaces make this a good addition to a multi-pet household, while the fountain’s filtration system keeps your cat’s water clean and fresh.

Features:
  • Size: 50 fl. oz.
  • Made of BPA-free plastic
  • Includes 3 replaceable filters
  • Constant stream of water to attract feline attention

PetSafe Seaside Stainless Pet Fountain

Best Stainless-Steel Cat Water Fountain:

PetSafe

Seaside Stainless Pet Fountain

This quiet and classy stainless steel cat water fountain offers a bubbling stream of water to attract felines and encourage them to stay hydrated. The hygienic stainless steel is easy to clean, durable and scratch resistant. The 360-degree tower also allows your cat to drink from any angle.

Features:
  • Size: 60 fl. oz.
  • Dual filtration removes debris
  • Quiet operation encourages even shy cats to drink
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe

EveryYay Get Fresh Cascading Stainless Steel Deluxe Pet Fountain

EveryYay

Get Fresh Cascading Stainless Steel Deluxe Pet Fountain

This stylish, stainless steel cat water fountain could serve as an artsy conversation piece as well as a drinking station for your feline. The stainless steel is durable and easy to clean, while the cascading water will catch your pet’s attention and encourage them to drink more.

Features:
  • Size: 60 fl. oz.
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Includes 3 replacement filters
  • Large enough for two-cat households

PetSafe Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain

Best Ceramic Cat Water Fountain:

PetSafe

Drinkwell Pagoda Ceramic Dog and Cat Water Fountain

Combining sophistication with function, this ceramic cat water fountain checks all the boxes for felines and pet parents alike. Pet parents will find the ceramic material easy to clean and non-porous, while cats will appreciate the fresh water from the fountain thanks to a filter containing activated carbon and coconut shells.

Features:
  • Size: 70 fl. oz.
  • Dual free-falling streams are ideal for a multi-cat household
  • Submersible pump offers quiet operation
  • Upper and lower drinking dishes

PetSafe Drinkwell Blue Pagoda Fountain

PetSafe

Drinkwell Blue Pagoda Fountain

Add a chic new decorative piece to your home that also helps your cat stay hydrated and healthy. This stylish ceramic cat water fountain may also be a piece of art that provides dual free-falling water streams for pets who love drinking running water. The activated carbon filter will keep the water clean so your cats will love every drop.

Features:
  • Size: 70 fl. oz.
  • Upper and lower drinking dishes
  • Foam filter catches hair and debris
  • Disassembles for easy cleaning

PetSafe Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain

Best Cat Water Fountain for Multi-Pet Households:

PetSafe

Drinkwell Platinum Dog and Cat Water Fountain

Looking for a cat water dispenser for a multi-cat household or a multi-pet household? The Drinkwell Platinum Pet Fountain from PetSafe holds 1.3-gallons of filtered water and includes a built-in reservoir to make refills easy. An activated carbon filter helps remove pollutants and leaves the water tasting fresh.

Features:
  • Size: 168 fl. oz.
  • Includes free-falling water stream
  • Made with BPA-free plastic
  • Rubber feet prevent sliding

EveryYay Get Fresh Floral Pet Fountain

EveryYay

Get Fresh Floral Pet Fountain

Add this cheerful cat water dispenser to your home and enjoy the pretty visage while your cat laps up clean and refreshing H2O. The fountain comes with a charcoal filtration system and the constant circulation will encourage your cat to stay hydrated and healthy.

Features:
  • Size: 100 fl. oz.
  • Comes with 3 replacement filters
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Multiple drinking surfaces

EveryYay Get Fresh Waterfall Classic Pet Fountain
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EveryYay

Get Fresh Waterfall Classic Pet Fountain

This BPA-free plastic cat drinking fountain provides a constant stream of water as well as a basin, giving your cat a choice of how they want to drink. The circulating water will help attract your cat’s attention and remind them to take a refreshing drink, so they stay more hydrated. A cat water fountain filter helps keep the water clean and fresh.

Features:
  • Size: 72 fl. oz.
  • Includes 3 replacement filters
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Interchangeable spout allows for alternate water flow

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FAQs About Cat Water Fountains

You may assume that it’s enough to put down a bowl of water for your cat, but many cats don’t drink enough water. This may have to do with the fact that wild cats receive a lot of their hydration directly from eating prey. Proper hydration can help your cat maintain healthy digestion and healthy kidneys as well as prevent urinary tract issues and constipation.

Cat water fountains are designed to encourage your cat to drink more water and maintain better hydration. Cat drinking fountains come in various shapes, sizes and designs, but almost all of them feature circulating water and include a water filtration system.

Many cats are drawn to moving water, which is one way cat fountains encourage cats to drink more. Ever notice that your kitty loves drinking from the faucet? The cat water fountain filter keeps the water clean and fresh, which may help it taste better for your cat. Do you have a new kitten at home? Take a look at Petco’s New Cat Owner Guide.

The right cat fountain will depend on the number of pets in your household as well as your personal preferences and budget. If you are on a budget, a small plastic fountain will get the job done at a lower cost than many stainless steel and ceramic cat water fountains. However, if you want a more stylish fountain for your home, stainless steel and ceramic feeds can provide both elegance and practicality. Stainless steel cat water fountains are easy to clean and are usually dishwasher safe. Finally, if you have a multi-cat or multi-pet household, consider purchasing a larger cat water dispenser with dual streams so that your kitties don’t fight for a seat at their favorite watering hole. Take a look at all of Petco’s cat waterers, fountains and accessories.

Once in operation, a cat drinking fountain is relatively easy to maintain, but that doesn’t mean you can set it and forget it. Check the instructions on your cat fountain to determine how often you’ll need to replace the filter. Usually, you’ll need to replace it every four to six weeks. When you replace the filter, go ahead and check the motor as well and remove any hair or debris that you find.

Clean the outer structure once a week. Many cat fountains are dishwasher safe, though double-check your fountain’s instructions to confirm. If your fountain is not dishwasher safe, rub it down with diluted vinegar and water, which will sanitize the basin. It’s also a good idea to rinse off the impeller, as this will keep your motor running longer.

Once you have a well-running cat water fountain, consider adding cat furniture and scratchers to your home to give your kitty a healthy and stimulating environment.

Plastic water fountains, on the whole, are generally safe for most cats. A small number of cats are allergic to plastic and may develop “cat acne” as a result of drinking from a plastic cat fountain. That’s right, your cat may get blackheads or whiteheads on their chin if they have this allergy. If you notice that your feline is suffering from cat acne, no need to call a dermatologist. Just switch to a stainless steel or ceramic cat water fountain.

Plastic cat drinking fountains also aren’t as tough as ceramic and stainless steel cat water fountains. They can get scratched and dinged. These nicks and scratches can turn into breeding grounds for bacteria if you aren’t careful, so make sure to clean plastic cat fountains regularly.

Most cats do perfectly well with plastic cat water dispensers, and these fountains can be cost-effective for pet parents on a budget. When shopping for plastic cat fountains, look for solutions made with BPA-free plastic. BPA (Bisphenol A) is a chemical that has been shown to be toxic to humans and animals. Learn more about cat health and wellness from Petco.

*Based on petco.com sales data.