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Automatic Water Dispenser - How to Select the Best Automatic Water Dispenser

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Cats love a bowl of fresh, clean and clear water and one way to do it is with an automatic water dispenser for cats. Many cats will drink more when they are around “running water”. Owners can encourage adequate water intake by providing their cats with a circulating water dispenser or fountain. Automatic water dispenser, also called cat fountains, can be a great investment in your cat's health. Here are a few tips to help you choose an automatic water dispenser.

Features to Consider in an Automatic Water Dispenser

  • Materials
  • Size and shape
  • Durability
  • Quality filters
  • Ability to clean
  • Tip proof
  • Safe
  • Adjustable flow rates
  • Capacity

    Desirable Features in a Automatic Water Dispenser

  • Provides clean, filtered water
  • Adjustable flow rates
  • Easy to dismantle and clean
  • Replacement filters
  • Quiet, durable motor
  • Low wattage
  • Safe
  • Tip-proof
  • Additional reservoir

    Features to Avoid in a Automatic Water Dispenser

  • Non-circulating, non-filtered water automatic water dispenser can stagnate and harbor debris, bacteria and mold.

  • Avoid dispensers that can tip over or spill.

    Ideal Automatic Water Dispenser Choice

    An ideal choice for an automatic water dispenser for your cat is a quiet, adjustable flow fountain that offers a continuous supply of fresh, filtered, running water.

    Shopping & Safety Tips for Buying an Automatic Water Dispenser

  • Clean your automatic water dispenser as often as needed and replace filters at recommended intervals.

  • Rinse your filters with water in-between replacement intervals and during fountain cleaning.

  • If the fountain is not cleaned on a regular basis it could cause damage to the motor.

  • Never let the automatic water dispenser run without adequate water.

  • Always provide more than one water source for your cat.

  • If you have other pets, place the fountain up where only the cat can reach it.

  • If you are away, be sure to have someone come in and check on your cat daily and refill automatic dispensers as needed.

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    Making a cat fountain
    by ae31860, Saturday, August 25, 2007

    Comment: It costs about as much as the cheapest water dispenser to make your own - and if you make it you can build in quality and the features you want. I am making a fountain for my cat. it is surprisingly easy. what you need:

    1) a basin of so...

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