1. Carbon filters will remove bacteria -- False. For
more information see
Implications of these studies: Because sooner or later, all fountains will
contain all sorts of algae, mold, viruses and bacteria, it becomes obvious
that the fountain must be easily and effectively cleaned. According to the
CDC, porous materials such as plastic cannot be sanitized. Glazed ceramic is
not porous and can be santitized with heat or chemicals without any damage
to the ceramic basin or a pet. Further, when a non-porous material is cleaned,
all traces of any chemical are easily rinsed away.
Implications: There is only one fountain that has been proven to chill
the water in a fountain. The Glacier Point Perfect Pet Fountain™ by Sierra BioScience is
the only patent pending fountain that will chill the drinking water.
3. Falling water puts oxygen into the water making the water taste
better -- No evidence.
Discussion: There are no relevant studies showing that any cat has a
preference or aversion to water based on the amount of dissolved oxygen being
the only variable. As all fountains have water flowing into the bowl all fountains
are equal except the only fountain that has a chilling unit which increases
the dissolved oxygen content more than 15% i.e. The Glacier Point Perfect Pet Fountain™ See this
4. Stainless steel bowls are better and safer than other materials --
False. Source: See this
Sierra BioScience is a family owned business located near Lake
Tahoe. The product was designed by an award winning medical device inventor
with more than 20 issued and published patents. Our products are made in
America only from recycled, renewable and USFDA water-use approved American
components whenever possible.
The Story Behind Sierra BioScience
The founder of Sierra BioScience is Barry Farris. He has had dogs and cats as part of
his family since he was at least ten years old.
After graduating from San Jose State in 1972, Barry started his career in
medical devices and pharmaceuticals with The Upjohn Company in San Jose, California.
In 1986 Barry began to successfully design and patent medical products. With
more than a dozen patents issued since then, millions of Barry’s products
have been sold world wide. Barry has a gift for seeing problems that need creative
solutions. While Barry intended to retire in 2004, the world had other plans.
In 2006 Barry needed to re-invent himself. While he found many problems that
needed a solution he didn’t have the passion to invest his resources
simply to make money until he met a veterinarian who was knowledgeable about
the causes of common and life shortening diseases of cats and dogs. Barry often
said," these pets come into your life, crawl deeply into your heart and
then painfully leave, before their time”. The passion to extend the quality
and length of the lives of pets ignited Barry’s imagination resulting
in him returning to his time-tested methods of medical research and award winning
product design habits.