Innovative solution: anivativ Pet Fountains for cats & dogs
Innovative solution: anivativ Pet Fountains for cats & dogs
A modular next generation lifestyle pet fountain system which provides fresh, clean water for your pets without hidden recurring costs.
A modular next generation lifestyle pet fountain system which provides fresh, clean water for your pets without hidden recurring costs. Read more
Pet fountains are a great thing. They encourage the pets to drink enough water and hereby prevent diseases. But all commercial drinking fountains have considerable weaknesses. With these fountains you will for sure miss the following aspects:
- Stylish design
- Durable material that is invulnerable to limescale and does not look ugly after a short time of being used.
- A system without hidden recurring costs which arise e.g. due to the use charcoal filters which have to be replaced every four weeks on average.
- Easy to clean water area.
- Sophisticated concept
With anivativ Vino and anivativ UFO, we offer thought-out, healthy, easy to clean and elegant lifestyle pet fountains, which are manufactured out of high-quality ceramics. They are suitable for living rooms and do without charcoal filters. Therefore, they do not generate ongoing additional costs. Also, our fountains are modular. No need to buy a complete new pet fountain to get more functionality or another design. Only exchange the affected modules.
Fresh drinking water is essential
We love our pets. That is why we do everything we can to keep them healthy and happy. One essential requirement for the welfare of our animals is fresh and clean drinking water. Our many years of experience with pet fountains as a reliable drinking water supply for our cats and dogs have encouraged us to improve the traditional drinking fountains.
Weaknesses in existing products
We were very dissatisfied with the handling, the hygiene, the quality, the additional costs, and especially with the appearance of conventional drinking fountains. Pet fountains should look good so they can be placed prominently in the living room. And they should not force you to regularly spend more and more money without any added value. That is why we have developed the anivativ Drinking Fountains.
Creating the best for our pets
Our passion is to bring the best pet fountain to you that adapts to your needs and not vice versa. We want to achieve that our customers are proud of having our products, that they like to show them to other people and not have to hide them away like one does with common pet fountains.
The anivativ Pet Fountains are a completely reinvented modular concept of drinking fountains for pets. It was influenced by the inventor René Keller's many years of experience, who himself is a pet lover and the owner of dogs and cats. He finally wanted to have a drinking fountain that covered all the requirements of hygiene, aesthetics and the well-being of animals.
The anivativ Pet Fountains are manufactured of high-quality ceramics that is dishwasher safe. All parts are produced and assembled in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Liechtenstein. Working in these countries helps us to keep high-quality standards. And because all our manufacturers are located close to us, we can react much faster to any issues.
Right now, the ceramic modules of the anivativ Pet Fountains come in two different stylish shapes which respond to the different needs of big and small dogs. Both shapes work for all cats. In future, we will offer even more shapes.
The anivativ Pet Fountains are the first drinking fountains using a modular concept. Functions, colors, and shapes can be varied without the need to buy a whole new pet fountain: Only exchange the affected module to profit from new features.
We use UV light to clean the water. UV filters kill germs and algae reliably and for real. They do not have to be replaced during the product´s life time.
On the contrary, charcoal filters - deployed in all common pet fountains - only collect germs and algae and therefore force you to exchange them regularly. They make you believe that you are doing your pets a favour. But studies show that cats prefer fresh water that was not filtered with charcoal filters.
The need to regularly replace charcoal filters makes you spend a lot of money for no additional value. The use of charcoal filters for cleaning the water is not only very expensive but also outdated… It is a lot of waste and no sustainability.
The anivativ Pet Fountains are the first to use sensors. Intelligent sensors regulate the power supply and automatically switch off the pump if the water level is too low to prevent the pump from overheating.
You have surely noticed that our pet fountains are designed in a way that the water level is not visible from the outside. Nevertheless it is not necessary to lift off the cover just to refill the fountain: The water outlet has a sealing which reveals a big hole when it is pulled out. Through this hole the water can be refilled.
When the corresponding sensor detects that the sealing was pulled, it switches off the pump immediately to prevent water from splashing out of the fountain. At the same time a futher sensor will give an acoustic feedback about the water level in the bowl. It works much like the parking sensors in cars. The closer the water level is to the maximum limit, the higher the pitch and faster the beeps. This way you know exactly when to stop pouring in more water.
We will keep developing more features for our pet fountains and provide more and more intelligent modules and sensors in future.
The drinking fountains are easy to clean as they have no corners, edges or slots in the water area. Due to the high-quality of the ceramics and the use of UV filters our pet fountains need to be cleaned less often in comparison to common drinking fountains. In addition, they are dishwasher safe. Also, because the anivativ Pet Fountains can hold more than 5.5 liters of water, they can be refilled less frequently.
The anivativ Pet Fountains come in 5 colors to fit perfectly into your living room.
It took us about two years to develop the anivativ Pet Fountains. But now we have our final prototypes and are ready for mass production. Most of the needed funds will be used to create the molds and instruments for serialisation as well as for production. The following is a general breakdown of how we intend to use the raised funds:
Risks and challenges
In contrary to daily business, projects have no key figures to rely on. In new product development, one of the biggest challenges is often the manufacturing timeline. Scaling and fulfilling an order of an undetermined size is a unique byproduct of the Kickstarter process.
To cover this uncertainty, our team has more than 6 decades worth of knowledge in project management to prevent or handle issues that may come up. We have worked closely with our suppliers and experienced manufacturers to anticipate a variety of scenarios to deliver all of the rewards in a timely manner regardless of size. Our final prototypes have shown that the design is 100% manufacturable, so we are ready to start the production as soon as we are fully funded and have built the molds.
We are confident that the preparation done by our talented team will assure our project to be successful after funding! You and your pets will love our pet fountains and we will do everything we can to bring them to you.
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