Drinking fountains & water dispensers for dogs in the Maxi Zoo online shop
Benefits of drinking fountains for dogs
Modern water dispensers have many benefits for your dog. Compared to a water bowl, the risk of bacteria and germs colonising is significantly lower due to the constant circulation of the water in the drinking fountain. This improves the quality of the water and ensures that your animal always has fresh water available. A fountain also encourages dogs that are lazy drinkers to drink because the moving water is reminiscent of flowing water, from which dogs naturally prefer to drink rather than from a water bowl. Another advantage for people and dogs is that the drinking fountain increases the humidity in the room. This is particularly useful in winter as dry, warm air dries out dogs’ skin.
What types of drinking fountains are there for dogs?
Drinking fountains for dogs are available in many materials and designs. The most economical models are made of plastic and are available in different colours. The drinking fountains made of stainless steel, ceramic, granite or marble, when well-positioned, are a real eye-catcher in the apartment and are very decorative. The different models generally offer a constant, reliable water flow. Many drinking fountains also have special filters that clean the water of hair and dirt. The selection is also diverse in terms of size: low models are suitable for small dogs and cats, while higher fountains are ideal for large dogs.
Tips for buying a drinking fountain
The key points to consider before buying a drinking fountain for your dog: firstly, the drinking fountain should suit your pet’s size. Models for larger dogs should be a good drinking height for your dog, but should also be sufficiently stable, which is particularly advantageous with young, boisterous and heavy animals. Another aspect when selecting a drinking fountain is the size of the room it will be in. In smaller rooms, models which are not too large are preferable, whereas in a spacious room, a large drinking fountain can have a very decorative effect. When selecting the right location, make sure that your dog always has access to the fountain. It’s particularly important to make sure that your pet cannot get tangled in power cables.