Best Dog Water Fountains

There are many benefits to providing your pet with fresh water. First and foremost, it is an essential component to keeping your dog hydrated and well-hydrated dogs are less likely to suffer from urinary tract infections.

Additionally, adding fresh water to their daily routine can help keep your pet’s breath smelling fresher! If you’re looking for a way to improve your dog’s life as well as the smell in your home, you’re in luck because there are plenty of dog water fountains on the market today.

Most dogs can’t resist a dog water fountain. The sound and movement of running water are incredibly appealing to most pets. In fact, many dog owners have reported that their dog’s interest in drinking from a fountain was so great, they had to add more than one fountain for them to drink from because the first one being used would be overwhelmed with pets.

Best Dog Water Fountains

-32%Bestseller No. 1
Veken 95oz/2.8L Pet Fountain, Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser with Smart Pump for Cats, Dogs, Multiple Pets (Blue, Plastic)
  • Large capacity: Staying hydrated is the key to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases. The 95oz capacity makes this pet fountain water dispenser a perfect fit for small to medium dog breeds and all cats.
  • High-quality: Made of food grade materials, this drinking fountain is BPA free, durable, and easy to operate and clean. The water-level window and LED Light let you observe how much water your pets drink in real time, and lets you see exactly when you need to fill the water bowl. There is a switch on the wire to control the light so you could easily turn it on or off.
  • Two flow designs: The Veken Pet Fountain has 2 modes: flower waterfall (faucet drinking) and the gentle fountain. The water streaming down the petals of the flower on the fountain will draw your pets attention and encourage animals to drink more often.
  • Triple-filtration system: In addition to keeping water fresh via circulation, the triple-filtration system, including activated carbon layer, ion exchange resin and thick non-woven fabric, keeps water better tasting and safer for pets.
  • Ultra-quiet pump: The pump on this water dispenser is ultra-quiet, has low-energy consumption and will last 1.5-2 years.
-29%Bestseller No. 2
Kastty Dog Water Fountain, Premium 195oz/5.8l/1.5ga Large Pet Fountain Ultra Quiet BPA-Free Cat Fountain, Safe Smart Pump& Triple Filtration, 2 Filter Sets, Ideal for S-L Dogs and Multi-Pet Families
  • 【Large Capacity & Wide Drinking Area】The 195oz/1.5gal dog water fountain, the extra big version on the market, is perfect for small to large-sized dogs, cats, and muti-pets families, the amount of water per fill will be sufficient enough to last instead of refill frequently. This large dog water fountain is round and wide enough to allow cats dogs and multiple pets to drink from all sides at the same time.
  • 【Quality Material & Funny Spiral Look】Made of food-grade ABS resin, This pet water fountain is BPA-free, healthy, hygienic and durable. The funny spiral dish, along which the water flows, has a slope gradient from fountain top to the low, thus giving every pet in different height access to water with protection to their spine.
  • 【Recessed Handles & Scale Water Level Window】This dog water fountain has 2 slot-type handles for a firm grip when to carry or move it to water source, unlike other large dog fountains that cause inconvenience to grab. With the clear water level window, you can replace your pet with fresh water in time without any hassle. Furthermore, it has a water storage capacity of about 470ml, which can provide water for your pet in case of power outages.
  • 【Quadruple Filtration & Unique Mesh-filter Bag】 Kastty automatic dog water fountain use of high-end coconut shell activated charcoal filter ensures the strongest filterability of catching everything(hair, heavy metals, even the invisible), and the drinking safety to your fur babies since the PP cotton layer and the charcoal are all food grade. What's more, this pet waterer added mesh-filter bag effectively collect hair and food residues for clearer water and a cleaner container.
  • 【Quality Pump for Long-term Use】More attention and investment have been taken on the pump for low power consumption, a solid build, and long-term purpose. The shut off feature prevents the pump from burning out when the water level gets low(min load: 1.25L). The added pre-filter prevents the pump from blockage and extends its longevity effectively.
Bestseller No. 3
Ciays 236oz/7L Pet Water Fountain Ultra-Large Capacity Cat Water Fountain Dual Filtration Dog Water Fountain Bowl with Huge Drinking Area for Cat/Dog/Multiple Pets, Gray (AG01)
  • 7L LARGE CAPACITY - The 236oz/1.85gallon/7L dog water fountain retains a large water capacity suitable for larger pets like dogs and cats, so there is no need to refill constantly, allowing yourself to rest from time to time.
  • VISIBLE WATER LEVEL - The pet water fountain is crafted with transparent materials that allow you to "check without opening" if water needs to be added. This 7L capacity cat water fountain can reserve water for days in case of a power outage. The fountain of convenience!
  • HUGE DRINKING AREA - Your furry buddy can drink from huge waterfall steam of water that's filtered by 2 medium filtration systems. CIAYS pet water fountain can hold enough water for more than one pet to share. The waterfall stream mimics nature and can lure your furry friend into drinking more!
  • DUAL FILTRATION - CIAYS dog water fountain comes with 4 filters that block harmful components and cat fur, which means fewer trips to the vet. The ion exchange resin layer softens tap water, and the activated carbon removes nasty flavors and scents for clean healthy water.
  • EASY TO CLEAN - Say goodbye to messy water bowls and constant refilling. All parts are easy to assemble and disassemble so that you can clean this drinking fountain and replace filters easily.
Bestseller No. 4
Pet Water Fountain,SIBAYS 5 Layers Filtration System 230oz/7L Extra Large Quiet BPA-Free Automatic Dog Drinking Bowl with Replacement Filter,Filter Bag for Hair Isolation,Black&Orange
  • 【Special Hair Isolation Design】:Unlike other pet water fountain for cats,ours dog fountain additional a filter bag before the carbon filter to catch and store the larger impurities like pet hair or food debris,Preventing your pet from getting sick from ingesting fur when drinking water.
  • 【230oz/7L Large Capacity】:This drinking fountain both for cats and dogs.Considering the drinking needs of large dogs, ours water fountain is designed with a large capacity,230oz large capacity reduces the number of times of water filling.
  • 【5 Layers Filtration System】:Ours cat water fountain is 5 Layers Filtration System:pre-filter sponge for pump,carbon filter is composed of cotton mesh layer,coconut activated carbon and PP cotton,additional a filter bag before the carbon filter.
  • 【Wide Drinking Area】:This dog water fountain for cats and dogs inside is wide enough to allow cats,dogs and multiple pets to drink from all sides at the same time.
  • 【LED Light&Visible Window】The pump will auto shut down to protect itself from running dry when lacking water and turns on the red light to remind you of a refill. In normal state, beautiful blue light turns on to entice cats to come and drink more. The visible window lets you know water level easily and when to refill without guesswork.
-27%Bestseller No. 5
Loomla Cat Water Fountain,135oz/4L Dog Water Bowl Dispenser Automatic Pet Water Fountain for Small to Medium Dogs, Cats (Grey)
  • Large Capacity - You'll always have enough fresh and cool drinking water for your pet because our pet fountain has a 4L large capacity water tray that will last you all day long! You won’t have to repeatedly fill up the water for your pets. The animal water dispenser can hold a lot of water and the water tray is wide enough for a large pet or several pets to easily drink. Your pet will stay hydrated for its playtime with you! Pets will be entertained by running water in this pet drinking fountain while drinking from it.
  • Quiet Pet Fountain - Our Loomla pet water fountain is very quiet for daily use. With a dog and cat water dispenser, you can keep your pets healthy and hydrated without the nuisance of annoying noise. Keeping up with their needs has never been more painless with this quiet motor that will not disrupt your daily routine. Give your furry friends fresh drinking water with this easy and quiet pet drinking device!
  • Transparent Design - The water tank of the dog water fountain has a textured transparent design. This allows you to easily observe the level of your pet’s drinking water so that it never runs out. In this way, your time is saved by having one less thing for you to do - filling up their standard bowls with fresh drinkable liquid all the time. This pet water fountain will provide your pets with fresh water whenever they need more without any hassle on your end whatsoever.
  • Equipped With LED - Our water fountain for dogs and cats is equipped with LED indicator light for you to easily see the water level in the tank! It’s a convenient way to look at your pet's hydration needs. No more guessing if they have enough water. There is a switch on the wire to control the light so you could easily turn it on or off. With the LED feature of this pet fountain, you will be able to provide your pets the healthy water intake that they need.
  • Easy To Clean - Say goodbye to messy water bowls and constant refilling. Our automatic pet fountain is easy to clean and hassle-free for you. You can care for your pets in the best possible way instead of taking time to clean their water bowls. It only takes few minutes to disassemble the animal water dispenser and clean it. You can also clean your pump easily every week or two to ensure the safety of drinking water for your pets.
-33%Bestseller No. 6
Petilog Stainless Steel Cat Water Fountain, 3.2L/108oz Automatic Pet Water Fountain for Multi Pet Households, Large Capacity Dog Water Dispenser with Ultra Quiet Water Pump
  • Large capacity and drinking surface - This is a 108Oz/3.2L large capacity stainless steel pet water fountain. It's perfect for multi-cat households and multi-dog households. The spacious drinking surface allows your cats and dogs to drink without worrying about being blocked by the faucet or getting their fur wet by the water flowing from the faucet. The adjustable spout allows you to adjust the amount of water pumped out according to your pet's drinking habits.
  • High-quality and safe materials - This stainless steel cat water fountain made of Premium 304 stainless steel which is non-toxic and odorless. It is also not easy to breed bacteria, and very easy to clean. This dog water bowl dispenser is dishwasher safe, you can put it directly into the dishwasher to clean.
  • Four-layer filtration system - The four-layer filtration system consisting of cat fountain filter and sponges can effectively filter pet hair, food residue, and microorganisms and odors in the water.
  • Ultra-quiet water pump - This stainless steel dog water fountain uses an ultra-quiet water pump. It runs at less than 20dB. The sound of the pump is barely audible. . This allows you and your pet to have a good rest at night without worrying about being disturbed by the noise of the pump.
  • After-sales service - 365-day guarantee is provided. If you encounter any problems during use, you can contact our after-sales team, we will reply you within 24 hours and provide you with a satisfactory solution.
-21%Bestseller No. 7
Veken Pet Fountain, 84oz/2.5L Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Dispenser with 3 Replacement Filters & 1 Silicone Mat for Cats, Dogs, Multiple Pets, Grey
  • Ultra-quiet & low consumption pump – The Veken pump is ultra-quiet (measured below 40dB) and low consumption which means that it normally lasts between 1.5 - 2 years!
  • 2.5L large capacity –  It has a water capacity of 2.5 liters (84 ounces), which means that it is great for small to medium sized pets. The circulation system helps provide healthy and hygienic water for beloved pets all day.
  • BPA free & quality material – Made of quality PP resin, this automatic water bowl is BPA free, durable, and it’s easy to operate and clean. Furthermore, each fountain comes with 1 silicone pad to catch splashing water from spills.
  • 3 different flow designs – Veken Pet Fountain has 3 modes: flower waterfall, flower bubble, and gentle fountain. Each mode is specifically designed to meet the needs of various pets. The free-falling stream and bright color will attract curious pets to check it out.
  • Triple filtration system – The pet water fountain is equipped with 3 replacement filters, each composed of activated carbon, ion exchange resin and non-woven fabric, forming a triple filtration system to help keep your pets healthy and hydrated.
-28%Bestseller No. 8
Veken 0.8Gallon/100oz Multi-Tier Pet Fountain, Automatic Cat Water Fountain Dog Water Fountain with LED Lights, 3 Replacement Filters for Cats, Dogs, Multiple Pets
  • 100oz Large Capacity: If your furry friends dislike their whiskers touching things - a wider bowl will be more comfortable for them. 100oz / 3L is ideal for small to medium dogs, cats, birds and multi-pet households.
  • Quality Materials: This automatic pet fountain is BPA free, durable, made of quality materials, easy to operate and clean. Furthermore, there is a transparent window to observe the pet's water consumption. You can choose to turn the LED lights on or off depending on your personal preference for the water bowl.
  • Double Deck Pet Fountain: Having trouble getting your cat or dog to drink water out of their existing water bowl? Your pets have a choice of drinking from the upper bowl, lower bowl, or the free-falling stream on the water fountain. The continually flowing water which has a fresh taste entices pets to drink more.
  • Triple Filtration System: The pet water fountain is equipped with 3 replacement filters, each composed of activated carbon, ion exchange resin and non-woven fabric to keep this water dispenser pumping clean, fresh water. They form a triple filtration system to dispense clean water and prevent your pets from getting sick.
  • Quiet & Energy Saving Pump: The energy saving pump is only about 30 dB during operation, quieter than a whisper, so neither you nor your pets are disturbed by the noise. Also, we added a pre-filter sponge around the pump to better filter impurities and extend pump life, normally lasting between 2.5 - 4 years for this inside cat or dog water fountain.
-19%Bestseller No. 9
Crystal Cat Water Fountain Stainless Steel, 100oz/3L Pet Fountain with LED Light for Cats and Dogs (Grey)
  • [Premium stainless-steel lid and transparent fountain base]: High grade stainless steel is unbreakable, durable and easy to clean. Stainless steel is hygienic and dishwasher safe. It’s easy and convenient to observe the water level through transparent fountain wall.
  • [Extremely quiet & water pump with indicator light]: The pump is whisper-quiet and stays below 40 decibels. Low-voltage pump is reliable and easy to maintain. Stainless Steel top pet fountain features LED light that will decorate your room in the evening.
  • [Circulating filtration system with 2 stages]: The circulating filtration system uses a replaceable round filter to purify the water, remove dirt and food particles plus a pre-filter sponge to catch the hair and debris. The round filter is composed of cotton layers, coconut shell activated carbons and ion-exchange resins. It provides fresh clean water to your lovely pets.
  • [Encourages drinking with 3 modes]: 360° multi-directional streams aerate the water for added oxygen and freshness. A source of running water encourages pets to drink more rather than still water. Hydration helps prevent your pet from urinary and kidney diseases. This fountain has 3 different drinking modes. It provides more options for your pets and attracts them to drink more water.
  • [Easy to disassemble and maintain]: Wonder Creature pet fountain only takes a few minutes to set up. Disassembling for cleaning and maintenance is easy.
-17%Bestseller No. 10
NPET DF10 Dog Water Fountain, 170oz/1.3Gallon/5L Large Automatic Pet Water Dispenser Cat Water Fountain with Cleaning Kit, Replacement Filter for Cat, Dogs, Multiple Pets
  • Large Capacity: The 170oz/1.3gallon/5L dog water fountain is designed for dogs, cats, and other small animals, no need to refill frequently. A wider water bowl and the standing area also ensure that multiple small birds can drink and bathe safely. Please noted: fountain model DF10-01 doesn't come with a wall plug. It is recommended to use a 5V, 1A adapter or power bank to operate it.
  • BPA-free Material: This dog fountain is made of high-quality durable BPA-free material. It's easy to install and clean. Visible water level window reminds you to add water in time. Keep water fresh all the time for your pets. It is not only safe for animal drinking but also provides water for your pet in case of power outages with a 500ml water storage capacity.
  • 3 Drinking Modes: Your pets have a choice of drinking from fountain lid, upper fountain area, or the waterfall stream. 3 modes could meet different pet's drinking habits and suitable for multi-pets households. The continually flowing water brings more oxygen and attract your pets to drink more water.
  • Triple-filtration System: 3 layers filter: Sponge could catch cats hair and debris, the ion exchange resin layer could soften the tap water, the third activated carbon layer could remove bad taste and odor that provides fresh and clean water to pets.
  • Ultra Quiet & Energy Saving Pump: This automatic cat water fountain is equipped with an ultra-quiet, low-consumption pump. Lower than 30dB keep your pets healthy and hydrated without the nuisance of annoying noise. This fountain model DF10-01 is not coming with an adapter.

Last update on 6th October 2022 / Affiliate Links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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How Does a Dog Water Fountain Work?

The dog water fountains work similarly to the way that the human-use water fountains do, but they are specifically designed for your pet. Dog water fountains provide your pet with flowing, moving water that continually aerates and cleans the liquid to ensure it is fresh and clean.

Types of Water Fountains for Dogs

There are different types of dog water fountains available so you will need to do some experimenting in order to decide which one is best for your dog.

If you have a multi-pet household, a great option is a pet water fountain that features a free-falling stream of water so multiple pets can drink from it at once. The downside to this type of fountain is that it requires the most amount of maintenance because the filter needs to be cleaned every couple of days.

Another option for pet owners with multiple dogs is an elevated dog water fountain. These fountains are designed to give your dog easy access to the water, but they may require more cleaning over time because of their design. So if you have one or two dogs that will be using this type of water fountain, then it could be a great option.

Are Dog Water Fountains Safe?

One of the best things about dog water fountains is that they are made from completely safe, BPA-free materials.

The biggest benefit to a dog water fountain is the clean running water which lowers your pet’s risk for urinary tract infections and other illnesses that can come from drinking bacteria-tainted water or standing water in a bowl.

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If you’re worried about the cost of cleaning up after your pet, then you will love how easy it is to clean a dog water fountain.

Most fountains on the market today are dishwasher safe which means that all you’ll have to do is pop them in the dishwasher for a quick and easy clean-up!

What To Look For In A Dog Water Fountain

There are several things to look for in a dog water fountain. You want to make sure that it’s easy to clean, has an area for your pet to drink from, and doesn’t require much assembly.

If you’re planning to clean your fountain in the dishwasher, it’s important that you check the manufacturer’s instructions first before attempting to do so. Not all fountains are safe for use in a dishwasher so if you’d like to keep your pet water fountain looking shiny and new, hand washing is the best option.

You will need to change the filter on your pet water fountain just as you would have to with a human-use water fountain. Depending on how often your dog drinks from it, plus how big the bowl of the fountain is, this could be anywhere from one week to once every two weeks.

So make sure that you keep an eye on the water flow and take a look at the filter to see if it needs changing.

You also want to pick a unit that produces enough freshwater or is big enough for your pet so there isn’t any fighting over the fountain. Remember that some dogs are bigger than others, so if you have an exceptionally large dog, make sure the fountain bowl will be big enough for them.

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A single full reservoir of water is usually enough for most dog breeds. The size of the bowl you get will determine how much water your pet has access to at any one time. Large dogs may need more than one bowl of water, so it’s best to find a fountain that offers multiple bowls if needed.

A pump is needed to send water from the bowl into the top tube that will then cascade down creating a waterfall effect. Cheaper fountains rely on gravity to allow clean water access, but they will require a large reservoir in order for your pet to have an adequate supply of fresh drinking water.

Most fountains use an electric pump, but there are some battery-powered versions available. For pumps that use electricity, there are some that can be connected to a timer in order for them to run on a schedule so your pet always has access to water when they need it.

The noise of the pump is usually tolerable for most people, but it can be annoying to your pet. Most water fountain manufacturers recommend running the unit for a few minutes before letting your pet drink from it so they become accustomed to the sound of the motor. If this doesn’t work, you can either try to position the bowl in a less busy area or simply switch off the fountain when it’s not being used.

 Why Do You Want a Dog Water Fountain

Owning a fountain specifically for your dog has numerous benefits over-relying on them to drink from any old bowl or container of water you may have lying around.

  • With a dog water fountain, you’ll have a nice water source for your pet to drink from.
  • A dog water fountain continually provides fresh water for your pet, so you don’t have to worry about deciding if it’s time to change the bowl or not.
  • A drinking fountain encourages your pet to drink more water.

Tips for Using Your New Dog Water Fountain

Make sure water is clean and flowing properly before putting the fountain in your home. If there’s a problem with the flow, call customer service and have it replaced or fixed for you.

If your pet doesn’t want to drink from the bowl at first, but some of their favorite treats are next to it so they associate positive things with drinking from the fountain.

If your dog is reluctant to drink from the bowl, put it in their feeding area for a couple of days so they get used to it and associate freshwater with food!

One of the most common problems people have with their new pet water fountains is that they’re too loud. Remember, some dogs are more skittish than others and loud noises make them uncomfortable. If your fountain is producing a lot of noise, try putting it in a different place to give them time to get used to the new location before moving it permanently, or buy one of the many products designed to muffle pet water fountains!

FAQ

Q: How Do I Clean the Dog Water Fountain?

A: Cleaning a dog water fountain is easy. Simply remove all of the parts from the unit and wash them in warm, soapy water. The bowl should be emptied and rinsed every time you change out or replace its contents. As with any product that has a filter, check the maintenance instructions to see if it has replaceable charcoal filters or needs to be soaked in white vinegar periodically.

Q: How Often Should I Change the Water?

A: A dog water fountain should always have clean, fresh water available for your pet to drink at any time of day or night. This is usually somewhere between 1-2 times per day. Make sure you check your fountain daily to ensure it’s still full, clean, and unclogged so your pet has a constant supply of fresh drinking water all the time.

Q: What is the Best Place for a Dog Water Fountain?

A: It’s important to place your pet water fountain in an area where it can stay cool and won’t be knocked over or disturbed. You may want to consider placing the unit outside if you live in an area with sunshine and warm temperatures since these two factors will keep the water from clogging up as quickly. If you do place the unit outside, make sure all of its parts are still easy to locate and remove, as some outdoor fountains become encased in the dirt during certain seasons.

Q: How Much Water Does My Dog Need?

A: It’s important for your dog to drink about two liters of water a day. If your pet doesn’t drink enough water, it can lead to health problems and even serious conditions that require veterinary care. If you’re concerned about the amount of water your dog is drinking, consult with your veterinarian today!