I recently posted another pet drinking fountain and several people left comments saying how much they like the Glacier Point Pet Fountain, so I was excited to give it a try when the folks at Sierra BioScience sent me one to test. The Glacier Point fountain doesn’t have a slick modern design like some of the other fountains I’ve shown you, but when it comes to pure functionality and health and safety, the Glacier Point is a winner. I’ve tried several different fountains, and honestly, this is the fountain that the cats actually use the most.
Barry Farris, the inventor of the Glacier Point pet fountain, has a background in designing medical products, so he knows a lot about creating a safe and healthy device. He has chosen FDA approved water-safe components for his fountains, something I haven’t seen from other fountain manufacturers. The Glacier Point fountain uses a lead-free ceramic basin to hold the water. The basin can be easily and thoroughly cleaned, plus it is made in the USA. Also, the fountain is designed to use any standard bottle for the water reserve, and they recommend using glass instead of plastic. You can see in the photos above, I have the fountain set-up with one glass water bottle, but you can add three more if your cats go through more water in a day.
There are a few different models of the Glacier Point fountain:
- Basic Fountain – This model includes the basin, pump, filter, and the black cabinet that holds the refill bottles. This is the model shown above with Theo and Ando taking a drink. The Basic Fountain is available in a 3 quart size or a high capacity size that holds 6 quarts.
- The Perfect Pet Fountain™ – This model includes a water chiller that keeps the water cool. This is very unique, I’ve never seen a pet fountain before that actually chills the water. According to the Glacier Point website, chilled water encourages cats to drink more and decreases bacteria in the water.
- Glacier Point IMS™ (Immune Support) – The immune support model includes a medical device that actually sterilizes the water, eliminating mold, bacteria, and viruses. If you have a cat with a compromised immune system, this may be a good investment.
The Glacier Point products are constantly being improved upon as new technologies are discovered. For instance, the company just announced that they are introducing a new filtration system, the NanoPetTech™, which uses “clean room” technology. This is one of the advantages of being a small company, continuous improvements always bring you the best product possible.
All the Glacier Point fountains are designed to be disassembled and cleaned, which I have found to be quite easy. You can also heat sterilize all the parts without worrying about damaging them. Individual replacement parts are available on the Glacier Point website, including filters. Another nice feature is that you can position the water spout in any direction. Point the spout up, like I have it in the photos, to hear the sound of running water, or position it down for a silent fountain.
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