Cats do not have a strong desire to drink, compared to humans and dogs. Throughout their existence, they rely on prey animals for their hydration. Whole prey animals contain about 70 percent moisture. Given that many modern cats do not eat raw whole prey animals, they are at risk of kidney diseases because of dehydration. One way to entice a cat to drink more is by using a pet drinking fountain, like the Catit Flower Fountain.
The Catit Flower Fountain is a 100-fluid ounce pet drinking station designed to encourage cats to drink more. It comes with an electric-powered motor that draws water up a tube inside its main spout. It also features a continuous water filtration system. This removes unwanted particles from the water to keep it safe and clean for drinking.
Two of the unwanted particles that the filter removes are calcium and magnesium. These are often found in tap water. Removing these particles can help prevent the development of kidney stones. In addition to the removal of unwanted particles, the filter can also remove bacteria and chlorine odors. It can also filter out sediments, debris, and pet hair. The filter will last about 30 days. However, this is dependent on the number of cats drinking from the fountain and the quality of water put on the device.
The Catit Flower Fountain also comes with 3 selectable water flow settings. Its whimsical design gives it the look of a potted flowering plant. Cleaning it is also easy since the different components can be removed with ease. To see how it stacks up to the competition, see our article on the best cat water fountains.
The Catit Flower Fountain works like any other water fountain. An electric motor pumps water throughout the system. It pushes water through the spout, which trickles down the basin. Water then goes through a filter to help remove particulates and microorganisms before circulating the water back up into the system.
When water trickles down the flower-shaped spout, it agitates the water in the pool. This creates ripples that simulate the presence of prey. This can help arouse the curiosity in cats, allowing them to take a sip.