I'd love to get my boys a drinking fountain to replace or supplement their water bowl. I look at products like the Drinkwell Fountain, Petmate Fresh Flow, or the Hagen Catit and I start to drool.
This is an issue of some debate between my fiancee Liz and I. Liz correctly points out that the boys are getting a fair amount of water from the bowl we have now, a Petmate Le Bistro waterer. They are drinking and they are urinating quite a bit (if the litterbox is to be belived). But how much water is enough?
Because I'm a geek who loves gadgets and because I want to give my boys the best care, the thought of a pet fountain appeals to me, but does it really matter to them?
I know that, if I were a cat, I'd prefer fresh flowing water, but do they really need it? Also, I find myself with a huge electric bill each month, just because of the various air purifiers I use to remove dander from the air. Will having a motorized fountain running 24-7 add a lot to that bill?