This blog attracts a torrent of readers every time we profile an animal-related venture. We’ve covered doggie dental chews, geese police, canine outhouses, ant lions, pigeon hunters, dog goggles, and even a business that makes hairpieces for cats.
To that illustrious list we now add the Drinkwell Pet Fountain. It’s an electronic water bowl that provides a falling stream of charcoal-filtered water that your pet friend is sure to lap up.
Once your dog or cat tastes this stuff, they’ll never go back to toilet water. Then again, maybe they will. You think your mutt actually gives a crap about what kind of water he drinks? Remember, this is the same animal that can feast on his own vomit and not think twice about it.
But if you got an extra 50 bucks to throw around, and your pet is as anal as you, then by all means go ahead and splurge on a Pet Fountain.
The company was started by Dr. Mary Burns, a licensed veterinarian who had a cat that would only drink water from a dripping faucet. She invented the Pet Fountain because she knew there were thousands of other house cats who exhibited the same behavior.
How did she know this? Turns out Dr. Burns is not your run-of-the-mill vet. She’s also a “behavior consultant,” getting to the root of messy pet problems, like why Freddie keeps pooping on the bed spread. (Because he hates your new girlfriend, stupid!)
The Drinkwell Pet Fountain has been a smash success since it hit store shelves about a decade ago, selling millions of units. Doesn’t surprise us. We know how much people love Stupid Pet Products.