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Video library-Information about fountain safety, effectiveness and quick start are available on YouTube. Use the search term "Glacier Point Fountain".

Cats and other pets can look for water anywhere!!

cat drinking from toilet

But the safest and best water they can find is in their own Glacier Point Pet Fountains™

Read a testimonial from a home with four dogs!


ADVANTAGES -- A patent-pending combination of technologies that provide:
  • Pure water chilled to a natural temperature has been shown to triple the amount of water consumed by cats
  • Technology that deactivates chlorine and other toxins found in most tap water
  • Made from recycled and renewable American materials whenever possible
  • 24-month full warranty




Made in USA

Ceramic pet fountains made in the USA are safer!!


Barry's Notes

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1. Carbon filters will remove bacteria -- False.  For more information see here .

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.

2. Moving water cools water -- False. Source: See this reference .

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 source .

4. Stainless steel bowls are better and safer than other materials -- False. Source: See this reference .

Implications: There are over 150 grades of stainless steel that contain various amounts of nickel and chromium which can be toxic when released from poorly made stainless steel. Stainless steel loses its desirable properties when submerged in water such as when used as a watering bowl for pets. If a safe grade of stainless steel was used to make a safe stainless steel bowl, that bowl could cost hundreds of dollars. Hexavalent chromium was the chemical that was causing birth defects and cancer in the Erin Brockovich story.

Sierra BioScience

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

Barry Farris - inventorThe 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.



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