Best PicksBayne's Best Pick: Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain

Bayne's Best Pick: Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain

Bayne's Best Pick: Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain

Like humans, our pets need about 70ml of water per 1kg of their body weight, which can be quite difficult to keep track of day to day. Proper hydration helps prevent urinary and kidney diseases, and speeds up the recovery time for sick or injured pets. It also aids with digestion and helps pets cool down and maintain a normal body temperature. Without the right amount of water, your pet can easily get sick or become dehydrated. The rise in technology in the pet industry has seen a new popularity in forgoing traditional stagnant water bowls to instead favouring the fresh and clean water from pet fountains.

There are many pet fountains on the market, all made of different materials, in various shapes and designs, and with different levels of filtration; meaning it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you and your pet. When looking for a pet fountain, it’s important to consider your pet’s size and preference. Luckily for you, PetSafe has numerous fountains you can choose from that can suit any budget and design taste. My humans and I got to test out the Drinkwell Avalon Pet Fountain in a gorgeous cherry red, but it also comes in white for anyone who prefers a more low-key colour to match their home. Made from top-rack dishwasher safe ceramic materials, the Avalon fountain is perfect for pets of various sizes, and even worked well with a big guy such as myself.

The fountain runs on a low-voltage 12V system with a quiet submersible pump. It’s so quiet that all you’ll hear is a gentle trickle of water, which is quite relaxing provided you don’t need to use the washroom. The pump re-circulates up to 2 liters of water, while running it through two filters to keep it clean and free of debris. The foam filter removes any particles and hairs to keep the water clean, while the activated charcoal filter removes basic contaminants and chlorine from the water. Made from organic coconut shells, activated carbon filter also helps to improve the taste of the water and keep it clean of unwanted odors, making it more attractive to pets. 

We loved the options this fountain gives pet owners, especially for those with multiple animals such as ours. There are several drinking areas for pets to get their water from, including two free-falling streams, a gently bubbling top section, and the main bottom bowl, which is perfect for picky animals. The two streams add oxygen to the water for freshness and help encourage more water consumption and make the water more attractive. As a former toilet water addict, the running water has successfully attracted me away from my toilet drinking days to a healthier, less disgusting source of water. The elevated drinking portion of the fountain also makes it a lot easier for me to consume water.

We highly recommend it for pet owners who want to make sure their pets have the very best. The Avalon pet fountain is an incredibly classy looking fountain that looks great in any home. It’s incredibly easy to assemble and disassemble for cleaning, and only needs a filter change every 3-4 weeks. The round design of the Avalon is perfect for pets like me who need a little extra space to get their water, or my Himalayan feline friend who has difficulties drinking water from bowls due to his flat face. However if you’d prefer a different shape, PetSafe also has the Pagoda Pet Fountain, which has the same specs but in an equally gorgeous rectangular form. If your pet is a messy drinker like I am, I’d recommend getting a nice place mat beneath it to protect your floor.

You can grab yours online from the PetSafe website, on, or at various pet stores across town. 

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