Is hard to find simply because there are so many mass-produced cat fountains which are notorously difficult to clean (in spite of the manufacturers’ claims). An easy to clean cat fountain must first of all be made of a material that isn’t porous so doesn’t provide a surface biofilm can easily colonize. Plastic is porous, as opposed to glazed ceramics such as porcelain and stoneware. Glaze is a glass and is impervious.
High-fired glazed ceramic doesn’t become scratched, as plastic does. Bacteria thrive in small, moist environments which a scratched plastic pet fountain so abundantly provides. Ceramic remains always easy to clean with only warm soapy water and a sponge, especially if glazed with extremely smooth, high-fire glazes, provided those glazes are food safe, as all ThirstyCat Fountain glazes are.
Is also the safest cat fountain, not only because of the material it is made of but because of how it is made. A hard to clean cat fountain has a complicated design with numerous corners and crevices nearly impossible to scrub thoroughly and those crannies make great homes in which harmful bacteria thrive, posing abundant health risks, such as chin acne, for your cat.
Note the cleaning equipment sold with any particular brand of cat fountain. If it is comprised of several brushes you know you are buying a fountain with a complicated construction which will be very difficult to clean. A cat water fountain that is easy to clean has a design that is fairly simple and does not have lots of corners, nooks and crevices so harmful bacteria are not at all a threat,leaving you free of worry.
Above is a video showing how to clean a ThirstyCat Fountain.
Cat fountains are now known to be, not a luxury, but an essential component to a cats life and health. Cats crave moving water and need to drink abundantly. Fountains encourage this. And of course, those fountains should be of the highest quality available. Don’t waste time and money on a poor quality fountain. Purchase an easy to clean cat water fountain for your wonderful pets. You’ll be glad you did and so will your cats.