No way was I going to buy a big chunk of plastic for my cats to drink from. Finally somebody had the common sense to design a pet water fountain in stainless steel THANK YOU!! It works great, very quiet, water stays clean, my cats are drinking way more, it really is awesome. Okay, so it looks a wee bit like a small bedpan, but I could care less because it's so darn easy to wash and I'm so happy that my pets have fresh clean water at all times. I took it apart after the first 10 days and gave it a cleaning but it didn't even need it. PLUS the product was delivered to my door 4 business days after I ordered it. A great big thumbs down, as usual, to Canada Post for just dumping it on the front step and not even bothering to ring the doorbell. A great product..recommend 100%!
Update Jan2012: CONS (in order of importance)1-The filters are impossible to find in Quebec and I have to drive to Ontario to get them. 2)The filters are quite expensive at about $8-$9 each needing to be changed every 4 weeks. 3)Fountain still needs a very thorough cleaning once a week minimum, or else the most disgusting black slime collects around all the filter parts. I have found that all my pets' bowls of water stay fairly clean if they are elevated (I have 3 dogs & 3 cats). Still a good product, but fairly pricey for me with having to travel to purchase filters.