- Wonderfully reliable
- Easy to setup
- Great for portion control
It’s not very quiet or good looking. More than a few users have made adjustments to it.
There are pros and cons to this automatic pet feeder. The best feature is the ability to slow feed your pets (to stop them from eating too fast and vomiting, or other such ailments). We’re also fans of the electrical supply with backup batteries (even if the cord is unsightly). And, we appreciate the ability to schedule up to 8 meals a day plus the Daylight savings function. We’re not so wowed by the price given the otherwise basic level of operation and features. But, if you have a diabetic pet or one that eats too quickly, this could be the feeder for you.
For Fido or Fluffy? You can use this for both cats and dogs. There’s also a larger version for bigger dogs. It costs a little more but it holds a lot more.
Kibble or tartar? Dry food only – with a max pellet size of 3/8”. But, it will take any shape of food, which is important.
Capacity? The smaller model can hold up to 5 pounds of food.
And that’s how many meals? You can schedule up to 8 meals a day and some of them can be as small as 4 or 5 pellets at a time. You’re not going to get huge portion sizes from the smaller model.
What sort of power is needed? There’s a cord (which is rather unsightly, to be honest) for electric power supply, but there’s also battery backup for peace of mind.
Is the cleaning easy? Sort of. The food bowl is easy to remove and is dishwasher safe – but the rest requires handwashing.
Will it break the bank? You might expect a little more from an automatic pet feeder that costs $170. That said, if your pets continually get sick from eating too much – or have diabetes and require specific amounts of food – it’s not a bad deal.