Pioneer Pet Cat Water Fountains – Full Review


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When you are taking care of your cat, you always want to make sure that everything they eat and drink is healthy and safe for them to consume. That is why cat water fountains are now becoming more and more popular as people try and ensure that when their cats drink water they are drinking something that is completely safe and very healthy for them. This is where Pioneer Pet have started to excel; by providing a wide range of different cat fountains for different domestic situations.

However, how exactly are you supposed to know which kind of cat fountain is the best for you and your cat? Which of Pioneer Pet’s products is considered the best by the people who have bought them? Here we will look at four of the best cat fountains on offer from Pioneer Pet and we’ll try and answer some of the questions you might have about their products.

Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain Raindrop Design


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This stainless steel cat fountain is one of the most popular models on offer from Pioneer Cat. This model has a wonderful circulating feature, which helps keep the water moving at all times. This feature is designed to help encourage cats to have a drink when they see it. This model also comes with a charcoal filter that helps keep the water healthy and clean at all times. The stainless steel design also means that you will be able to keep the fountain nice and clean at all times. You can even put it in the dishwasher along with the rest of the washing up.

Pioneer-pet-water-fountain1One of the downsides that have been expressed by some customers is that the circulating water feature can create a lot of noise if the water level drops to a certain level. Some customers have said that this only happens at a low level, while others say it happens when it is half full. This is something that is easily avoidable however if you keep on top of the water levels and keep it topped up. This way your cat will be able to walk by and grab a drink whenever they want without it causing much of a disruption to your day.


Common Questions

faq  “Does the water in fountain gush or does it flow naturally?”

The water inside the fountain actually moves very calmly. It has been scientifically proven that cats will be more inclined to drink water if they see that it is moving. For this reason the water only flows slowly, so then it attracts your cat but doesn’t cause too much of a mess. If the water were to gush, chances are that it would put your cat off the idea of having a drink. This fountain however flows very slowly so then your cat can have a drink in comfort.

faq  “How often do the charcoal filters need to be changed?”

The changing of the charcoal features doesn’t have to occur that often, but that really does depend on the number of cats or dogs you have. If you have just one or two cats, then you will be able to change the filter just once a month without risking the water not being cleared by the charcoal filter. If you have more than two animals however, then you may need to change the filter every two or three weeks. If you are unsure about how often you should change it, then you should get in touch with Pioneer Pet and ask them what they would recommend.


Pioneer Pet Raindrop Ceramic Drinking Fountain for Pets


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While the previous model we looked at was made with stainless steel, this one is made with ceramic material. This means that if you want to keep your cat fountain in the kitchen, then it will fit in perfectly with its surroundings. This also means that it is very durable and can handle being used by several cats on a regular basis. It can also be cleaned very easily and like the stainless steel model, can be placed in the dishwasher.

The only real downside with this model is that it can be a little difficult to assemble, which leads to a possible time consuming situation when you are trying to clean it. If you are cleaning it by hand then you may be able to get it clean without having to pull the top piece from the base. You will have to take it apart however if you are placing it into the dishwasher. In most cases however, customers have said that it gets easier to assemble the more often it is cleaned and the two connecting parts feel less stiff.


Common Questions 

faq  “Do you need to clean the motor? If so, how often does it need cleaning?”

Cleaning the motor is not something that technically speaking has to be done, but it is something that is advised within the instructions provided by Pioneer Pet. If you can try and keep the motor clean then it should last longer, meaning that you will be able to keep the cat fountain running for a very long time. The instructions with the cat fountain shows you exactly how to take the motor apart so then you can clean it thoroughly. Luckily, this is not a very difficult process so it can be done quickly and without much hassle. If you can clean it once every month or so, then it should work perfectly for a long time.

faq  “Is the size of the cat fountain big enough for two cats?”

The cat fountain is more than big enough to handle two cats that want a drink at the same time, or even several kittens that are trying to crowd around the fountain. In any case, you will need to make sure that the water level remains relatively high so then your cats are able to get a drink without any hassle. This also helps to reduce the chances of the motor making noise and causing a bit of a disruption.


Pioneer Fountain Big Max – Stainless Steel


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This cat fountain certainly lives up to its name. This model from Pioneer Pet has a large drinking area so then several cats are able to fit around it and have a drink without having to fight with each other to get to the water first. Like all the other models offered by Pionerr Pet, this cat fountain comes with a charcoal filter and and is suitable for washing in the dishwasher. The key selling point of this model however is the large area for drinking so then several cats or larger animals are able to fit around and have a drink in comfort.

Pioneer-pet-water-fountain4Some customers have complained that the pump is unreliable and that it can break down after only a few months. Chances are however that this is because this particular model requires a little more care and attention than other models. This one needs to be cleaned at least once a week and the pump needs to be disassembled and cleaned at least once a month to make sure that it works at its best all the time. If you are able to stay on top of cleaning the fountain and the pump, then it should work very well over a long period of time.


Common Questions

faq  “I have had the cat fountain for just a few weeks and the motor has stopped working? What should I do?”

In some cases, it could be that the motor have died and it needs to be replaced. In which case, you will need to get in touch with Pioneer Pet in order to tell them they need to send you a replacement motor as soon as they can. Otherwise, it could be that the fault has been caused by the magnet that holds the impeller in place has come off balance. This is something that can happen from time to time, but it can be easily fixed. All you have to do is turn to pages nine and 10 of your instruction manual and it will show you how to get the magnet back in place.

faq  “Is the bowl stainless steel both inside and outside?”

Yes, the entire cat fountain is made out of stainless steel. This means that you will be able to easily keep it clean once a week, even if you are just taking it apart and putting it inside the dishwasher. To reiterate, this model should be cleaned at least once a week.


Pioneer Ceramic Drinking Fountain Big Max


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This cat fountain is very similar to the one that we have just looked at, only this one is made of ceramic material. Because it is made of ceramic material, it means that it can be cleaned easily either by hand or in the dishwasher. It also means that it is nice and durable, which means it can handle by used constantly by several cats or even larger animals. The ceramic material also means that it will help your cat to avoid catching feline acne when it has a drink.

Pioneer-pet-water-fountain8The motor inside can be quite delicate at times, which means that a little movement can make it start emitting a loud noise. This can be caused by your cat wanting to put their paws in the water when they drink, or even several cats or other animals trying to have a drink at the same time. This is something that can be irritating, but at the same time it can be easily fixed. All you have to do is reach into the fountain and move the motor back to its original place. Then it should be able to work quietly as usual.


Common Questions

faq  “With this being a big fountain, is it suitable for smaller cats? Will they be able to reach inside and have a drink?”

This is certainly one of the largest cat fountains that Pioneer Pet have on offer and it is able to hold 128oz of water. This is an entire gallon of water, so it naturally has to be quite a large size. This means that if you have kittens or smaller cats or animals, then you should probably look at the smaller models that Pioneer Pet have on offer as they will probably be more suitable for you and your cats. If however you have full grown adult cats or other larger animals, then they will be able to drink out of this fountain without any problems at all.

faq  “I have difficulty making the water bubble up through the top of the fountain. How can I fix that?”

If your cat fountain is failing to bubble up through the top, then this is probably because the tube on the filter has not been lined up properly. This is something that is easily done, considering how sensitive the filter and the motor can be. If you find that the water is not bubbling up at the top the way that it should, then you will need to check the filter and make sure that everything has been lined up properly. If the problem still persists, then you should get in touch with Pioneer Pet and ask them for advice.


The Verdict

Pioneer-pet-logoThese four models of cat fountains really do show why Pioneer Pet are now considered one of the leaders in this particular field. All of their models can be easily cleaned and are able to provide your cats will clean and healthy water all of the time. All of their models are also durable and able to support several cats. There are not many other producers of cat fountains that are able to offer these kind of features with all of their models.


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