Removing the food source regularly and often is the key to controlling pet fountain slime and its pathogens. The best way to make sure that pet fountain slime never develops is to change the water weekly so that bacteria do not have time to multiply to the level where slime becomes apparent. Removal is the most successful strategy because chemicals rarely, if ever, come into contact with organisms that are protected by the biofilm. Your success in getting rid of pet fountain slime will depend on (1) how easy it is to clean the areas where slime develops, and (2) how porous the surface is where the biofilm is attached. Many pet fountains have sharp corners and inaccessible crevices where bacteria can hide. All pet fountains circulate water through a pump that has small parts where bacteria can hide, accumulate and grow. Your pet fountain and its pump should be easy to take apart for cleaning, with a simple design and no sharp corners or crevices.
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A Water Fountain: How To Make One For Your Cat This is the water fountain I use for my own Persians. It's much better at keeping long ruffs dry and cheaper than the store bought versions sold at Petsmart/Petco.
A Water Fountain: How To Make One For Your Cat
How to make a pet water fountain. Pets love fresh, moving water but commercial fountains are expensive and can be dangerous. Here's how to make one for under $25 that your pets will love.
Hi! My name is Erica and today I am going to show you how to make a water fountain for your cat.
Sometimes cats don't drink enough water.
It's important for cats to drink enough water to prevent kidney disease, diabetes, and other illnesses.
Now, cats actually prefer moving water. We're not quite sure why, but cats prefer freshly oxygenated water.
So, today, I'm going to show you how to make a cat water fountain yourself.
You're going to need a few things to get started. The first thing you'll need is a stainless steel bowl.
Stainless steel is easy to clean. Make sure it is a large bowl.
You'll also need an air pump. An air pump circulates air.
This air pump is sufficient for a 10 gallon aquarium. That's all you'll need.
You can buy an air pump at a pet store, WalMart, or other place like that.
You'll also need some tubing.
And an air stone.
Here's what it looks like.
They come in a variety of sizes, so choose the one you like best.
Now, the most important thing you need is a "check valve".
Here's what it looks like.
A "check valve" prevents water from backing up into the air pump and causing an electrical shortage.
Make you sure you buy the "check valve"!
Measure your tubing and cut it.
Attach one end to the air pump.
You'll need to cut the tubing to attach the "check valve".
At the end of the tubing, connect your air stone.
Here's what it looks like all put together.
Now, take your bowl and fill it with water.
After you've added the water, drop the air stone into the bowl.
Plug in the air pump.
Ok, now, it's important that you let the setup sit for about an hour. Sometimes the air stone has debris on it. Letting it sit for an hour helps get rid of the debris.
After an hour, you can give it to the cat!
This specific fountain is better than the ones they sell in stores for pets.
This is because most of the water fountains sold in stores for pets are made with plastic.
Plastic is hard to clean. It can harbor bacteria, algae and soap residue from cleaning.
These things can make the cat sick. We don't want that!
It's best to use stainless steel. You can also use ceramic.
Glass is fine too, but if it breaks, it can be dangerous. Be careful.
Ok! I hope this video was helpful in showing you how to make a water fountain for your cat.
Your cat will enjoy it and be much healthier! Bye!
There are commercial water fountains available for cats.