Today I have a review for you of the Smart Pet Fountain by Uahpet. I’m always looking for a great drinking fountain for Harley, our senior cat with kidney disease, and this fountain is a good one!
In this review, I’ll go over:
- Setting up the fountain
- Basic features
- Advanced features
- Likes and dislikes
Provide readers with a discount code at the end(discount code has since expired)
- Updated April 26, 2023: new discount code provided
Disclosure: We are being compensated for our review of the Uahpet Smart Pet Fountain in exchange for an honest review. We also received a fountain free of charge. This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase using an affiliate link, Three Chatty Cats will earn a small commission. This does not affect the price you pay for the item.
Table of Contents
Unboxing the Smart Pet Fountain
The fountain requires a little setup before use, but it’s pretty quick.
What’s in the box:
- Water storage bucket
- Drinking water tray
- External water pump (with motion sensor)
- Filter head (attached to the water pump)
- Filter and filter tray
- USB C cable (to recharge the battery)
To set up the fountain, first clean the bucket, tray, and filter head – and then give the filter a quick rinse. Now you’re ready to fill the bucket and assemble the fountain. The user manual isn’t super detailed, but the setup wasn’t too complicated. The water pump sits on the outside of the bucket – and the filter tray sits on the opposite side.
Note that the external water pump comes charged (at least mine did), but I also plugged it in for a bit to be sure. (The wall charger is not included.)
Basic Fountain Features
At its core, the Smart Pet Fountain is a fairly basic water fountain for your cat or dog. Here are its standard features.
- A large 2L (67.6 oz) water storage tank.
- All pieces come apart completely for easy cleaning.
- It’s made of antibacterial material.
- A wide drinking tray allows for whisker relief (your cat won’t get whisker fatigue).
Advanced Fountain Features
Here’s what sets the Smart Pet Fountain apart from other fountains we’ve used.
The wireless pump. I’ve used a few different pet fountains that require the pumps to be plugged in, meaning 1) the fountain needs to be near an outlet, and 2) you have to deal with an unsightly cord.
I love that this pet fountain is wireless! And that it has a rechargeable battery. While I haven’t used it for 120 days yet, Uahpet claims the charge lasts up to 120 days. I’m sure this is dependent on how often your cat drinks from it (see next point).
Motion-activated pump. There are two settings. On the timer mode, you can choose to have the pump automatically run every 15 minutes to cycle the water. Or, you can set it to the motion-activated mode, so it senses when your pet is near and the pump turns on. I have it on the motion-activated setting. When the pump turns on, it is so quiet that it doesn’t startle the cats, which brings me to my next point.
The fountain is very quiet. When the pump goes on, it’s barely noticeable in a completely quiet room. In fact, I actually hear the water trickle more so than the water pump. But neither is very loud, and I would have no problem putting this fountain in a bedroom.
Here is a video with unedited audio of Harley drinking from the fountain.
Likes and Dislikes of the Smart Pet Fountain
I like that the fountain is cordless, the pump is very quiet, and that it’s easy to take apart and clean.
As for dislikes, I have none!
I like it so much that I ordered and paid for a second fountain for another spot in the house after using the free one I received for this review.
Discount Code and Where to Buy
4/26/2023 update: Uahpet has provided a new discount code (SAVE20) as part of their “Give a Little, Be a Hero” campaign, where you can help make a difference in the lives of stray cats by simply making a purchase. For every item purchased, Uahpet will donate a portion of the proceeds to local animal shelters and rescue organizations. Uahpet believes that together, we can make a positive impact on the lives of animals in need and give back to the community.
Shop at uahpet.com
20% off Discount Code: SAVE20
Or shop at Amazon (discount not applicable)
Smart Pet Fountain
Any questions? Let me know in the comments and I’ll respond. (Harley says he’ll answer since he drinks from it and I don’t.)