A dog water fountain encourages your dog to drink more water and helps to keep him healthy. Drinking fresh water is good for our dogs, and a dog water fountain makes fresh water easily available. The falling water in the fountains is aerated with healthful oxygen, keeping the water fresh. Some of these dog fountains, like the Drinkwell Big Dog Fountain, also use a charcoal filter to remove bad tastes and odors in the water so your dog will drink more.
Dog water fountains are much better than leaving a bucket of water sitting out for your dog. In hot weather, the water in a bucket soon becomes warm, stale, and not very palatable for your dog. Think about what you would rather drink when you are outside on a hot day, a warm tepid drink or something cool and refreshing? Our dogs are no different. They prefer to drink something fresh if given the choice.
Dogs can easily become overheated in hot weather so it is important for their health that they have easy access to fresh, clean water. The Contech WaterDog is a dog water fountain that features a smart sonar sensing device that automatically turns the fountain on when the dog gets within three feet and turns it off again when the dog leaves the three foot area. Operating on c-cell batteries, it connects to your outdoor faucet, or with an additional connector can be used with a hose.