The Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain gives your cat or dog fresh filtered water for a happier and healthier pet. Owners say one of the best features is its super quiet motor. With a 50 oz. reservoir (clear so you can tell when it is getting low) in total the Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain holds 108 oz. (13.5 cups) of fresh clean filtered water.
If you do not have a filter on your faucet (like a Brita) then consider getting one for your own health as well as your pets. You could also use bottled water (which is what I use) this keeps mineral deposits from building up on the fountain and helps to keep it clean longer depending on your cat or dogs habits.
Petmate recommends changing the charcoal filter every 30 days depending on the amount of pets using the fountain. I suggest changing the filter the same day every month so it’s easier to remember. If you decide to go longer then 30 days mark the date on your calendar when it’s time to change the filter again. You can purchase replacement Petmate Fresh Flow Filters through Amazon.com
Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain Tips
If your cat or dog is hesitant to try the pet fountain leave it unplugged next to the regular water dish for a few days. You then can plug it in and they should drink from it, if they still are apprehensive then place a little treat on the edge of the drinking fountain to encourage your pet to drink more water or any to begin with!
If your Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain unit is giving you some troubles here the most common problems and the solutions.
pump is not working
its not pumping enough
it’s noisy and is making a gurgling noise
Sometimes dirt, particles of food or even cat hair can slow your pump down, so fountain cleaning generally restores the fountain back to normal. – One note when you plug the fresh flow fountain for the first time may take 2 -3 minutes to remove the air before the water comes out.
What if your cat likes drinking from the sink?
Water from the Petmate fountain circulates and oxygenates the water which is perfect for your cat. However, if you have to drip water from your bathroom faucet your cats may like the Drinkwell Fountain better because of the streaming water.
The Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain is good for…
1. Folks with one cat or a small to medium dog
2. Folks that care their pet gets fresh pure water
3. Folks that like a modern design
Let’s look at some additional features
* Comes in 3 sizes and 2 colors
* 1-year limited manufacturer’s warranty
* Patented no splash waster slide
* Easy to clean plastic
* You can buy replacement pumps at a fraction of the cost of replacing the pet fountain
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Here's what real customers have to say about the Petmate Fresh Flow Pet Fountain
Helps with my cat's constipation problem, by R.L. King
Great Product, by W. Hodges
Bit of a high maintenance but worth it in the long run, By Pampeliska
The pros outweigh the cons. The reservoir needs to be refilled frequently and it needs to be cleaned thoroughly every couple of weeks at the least. Pump does get noisy and can get damaged if the water level drops too low. The cat hair gets caught on top of the pump and needs to be removed periodically.
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Here’s a video of a man cleaning his Petmate Fresh Flow Fountain