Like every dedicated cat mom, I want the best for my cat. That goes without saying. So, I was on a quest to ensure that my cat met her nutritional needs while staying healthy and happy. I looked into her diet and incorporated various age-old foods that were fed to cats. And that’s where I went wrong for the first time.I grew up in an environment wherein drinking milk was always the right thing to do. Whether you’re a feline or a human, milk is the answer to stronger bones, and meeting protein and calcium requirements. But more than anything, I wanted my cat, Liea, to always stay hydrated on those scorching summer noons. And milk was my solution. While this may be the case for humans, it isn’t the case for cats, and I learned it the hard way.
My biggest mistake
Like every loving cat mom, I went the extra mile to ensure that my cat drank her milk. P.S., I didn’t have to do much. She lapped it all up herself. But somehow my little Leia did not become healthier as I anticipated. She used to experience digestive issues with loose stools and spend a lot of her outdoor time chewing on grass. I fed her by the book and didn’t give her a morsel more than she needed, so I really looked into what was causing these issues, only to figure out it was the milk. It absolutely did not hydrate her. Instead, diarrhea ended up dehydrating her.
After one particularly unpleasant episode of being on IV fluids, the vet made me understand that milk absolutely cannot substitute for water. And that cats need access to clean, fresh water at all times. So, given my busy schedule, I sometimes didn’t have the time to keep refilling the water bowl. And that’s when my vet suggested I get an automatic pet fountain. I’m not going to lie. I was skeptical about the fountain at first, but once I saw it at my vet’s office, I was blown away and ordered mine then and there.
Let me tell you about this automatic fountain that changed my life, and Leia’s too.
What Comes with the Smart Fountain?
The smart fountain comes with a water storage bucket, a drinking tray, a pump, a filter, and a USB cable. It is pretty easy to assemble if you just follow the instruction manual to the dot. And voila, you have yourself a water fountain to ensure that your little one is always hydrated.
Why a Smart Fountain?
I’m writing this after using the motion-activated pet fountain for about 4 months. And I noticed some key features that became a game-changer for me and my cat.
If you’re also wondering why this particular smart fountain is better than the rest, here’s why.
First and foremost, you do not have to keep refilling the bowl. Your pet has access to clean, fresh water all day long, whether you’re at home or not.
Wireless and Noiseless
It is wireless and noiseless. This means that your cat is likely not to be intimidated by this fountain, as cats are usually jumpy about new objects in their space.
The extra large tank can hold a lot of water for your pets. With 2 liters of space, you don’t have to keep refilling the tank as you would do with other fountains.
No battery? No problem! The smart pet fountain works on a USB rechargeable mode, which means that you don’t have to worry about buying, storing, and changing batteries.
Believe it or not, the battery life in the water fountain lasts for up to 120 days. Yes, that’s almost 4 entire months of battery life.
With a comprehensive filtering system, with layers of KDF, quart sand, coconut-activated charcoal, and more, it keeps the water fresh and clean for your little ones.
Not just this, the whole product is made of an antibacterial material that prevents dirt build-up. And the best part is, you can easily take the fountain apart to clean it, making it a no-brainer when it comes to maintenance.
To top it off, it is leakproof, and the chances of Leia making a mess are slim, given that cats love to ‘accidentally’ create a mess everywhere they do. And going back to Leia’s digestive issues, the novelty of having the fountain around, itself amuses her, even today. She is curious and loves sniffing around it, which results in her drinking more water than usual.
Getting cats to drink water is tricky. Trust me, I’ve been there and tried that. But, this fountain is like a cat magnet, and once I cut out milk and brought in the fountain, Leia is looking healthier, happier, and more hydrated than ever. The smart fountain truly was a game-changer for me.