Not all pet fountains are created equal. Of course there are differences in prices depending on brand, style, and size of the fountain. But there are even bigger things at stake when you start to take into account your pet’s health and how it can be affected by the kinds of materials used in the pet accessories in your home. While most of these fountains are made from some form of plastic, there are a few that address these health concerns by utilizing healthier materials, like stainless steel and ceramic.
A stainless steel pet fountain is perhaps the healthiest of all the versions of the pet water fountain. The reason for this is pretty simple. Stainless steel is very resistant to bacteria growth when compared to those other materials. Bacteria just cannot survive for anywhere near as long as it can on the surface of plastic, and that makes this material healthier. Let’s face it, our pets are not always the cleanest or neatest of things in our home, and if we take advantage of the known ways to eliminate the risks that come from bacteria then we are helping them have a healthier life. These concerns are especially true when dealing with cats. There are several prolific forms of bacteria that can cause things like feline acne, which is known to be caused by bacteria that can grow on plastic.
The other favorite quality of a stainless fountain is the fact that it just looks good. Some pet accessories are sort of necessary evils in our homes. You have to have them, but they look really bad. That can be true of some types of pet fountains, but it is definitely not true of a stainless fountain. In fact, don’t be surprised if at some point a guest asks you about that piece of what they think is home decor. of course, when they see your pet walk up to it and start drinking they might feel a little silly. But some of these fountains really are stylish enough to have that mistake made when people see them.