They are a great convenience if you have cats or dogs. There are many different types of Dispensers and Fountains to choose from. It all depends on how many pets you have or how big or small they are.
Types of Dog Watering Dispensers
First, there is a multi-tiered unit which is designed specifically for small cats and dogs. The Drinkwell Water Fountain is designed for two or more pets. It is a circular dish that has water pouring from a center tower area. Cats and dogs are very entertained with this type of water dispenser. Also available is a 2.25 gallon water dispenser for very big dogs such as Sheep Dogs, Saint Bernards, or Newfoundlands.
There are also very innovative types of Outdoor dispensers like the Outdoor Pet Water Drinking Fountain that detects when your pet comes near and provides a stream of water that your pet can drink from. The other outdoor watering device is a Doggie Fountain that is very easy to use. It hooks directly up to your water hose and provides water whenever your pet places its paws on the pedal. A really great idea where your pet can learn how to manipulate and receive water from.
Other great Pet Water Dispensers for dogs are the Autopet Waterer that has a 2 gallon or 5 gallon capacity which makes it convenient if you aren't going to be around the house for a while. It refills itself automatically in the drinking area of the dispenser as it runs down. The water is also filtered which makes it very healthy for your canine friend.
The traditional Pet Water Fountain really encourages your dog or cat to drink as it provides a constant falling stream of water into the reservoir. There are a few different types of designs to choose from in this category.
Another great outdoor watering device is the Heated Dog Waterer. This is ideal for dogs that usually stay outdoors most of the time. It will always provide a fresh supply of water for your favorite pet. You can put these right next to the dog house.
Various Types of Automatic Water Bowls for Dogs
There are some dogs that will get frightened by moving water from a typical water fountain type dispenser so these types of automatic water bowls will do the trick. A garden hose will hook directly into the bowl and keep it replenished as it gets depleted.
Types of Cat Watering Dispensers
Typically cats are afraid of water but they seem very mesmerized with these running water fountains. The Drinkwell Water Fountain is a favorite of cats as the running water keeps them very interested and makes them drink more water than they typically would drink.
The Cats Rule Fresh Water Fountain feature a frog at the top of the fountain which has water running out of its mouth. A very cool drinking fountain made specifically for cats. There is also the Feng Shui Cats Drinking Fountain which is in the shape of a black Yin Yang symbol. Water Streams down like a waterfall and provides that peace and calm that goes well with that symbol.
The Pioneer Ceramic Pet Drinking Fountain is also a great watering device for cats. Water is filtered in the base of the bowl then drawn up to the top and then shoots out the top in a gentle stream.