The base part supports the large Dog Water Fountain
The front elevated dog water bowl is 7 inches high at the lip
which works for most dogs, cats and whatever critters you have. For a frequent, quick clean of the dog water bowl just pull the drain plug and clean the dirt and drool, then re-fresh the bowl. For a more intense cleaning the base unit is dishwasher safe, use the upper rack. Critter Coolers are made in the USA.