pet : cats Reviews - 12/15/2018

pet : cats Reviews - 12/15/2018

PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Cat and Dog Feeder with Stainless Steel Bowl, Holds Dry Cat and Dog Food

Category

pet, cats

Price

$129.95

SKU:

B00VIXRB6O

Product Rating

4.2 / 5

  • LARGE CAPACITY: The hopper holds up to 24 cups of dry dog or cat food; bowl holds up to 5 cups of food
  • CUSTOMIZABLE MEAL TIMES: Program up to 12 meals to feed on your pet's schedule; Immediate Feed Mode option allows you to feed your pet outside normal feeding times and Pause Feed Mode temporarily stops feeding without losing programmed feed schedule
  • FLEXIBLE PORTIONS: Meals can be dispensed from 1/8 cups to 4 cups to fit your pet's unique feeding needs; unique Slow Feed option allows the food to dispense slowly over a 15 minute period to help prevent bloating and vomiting
  • RELIABLE DESIGN: Unique conveyor design dispenses most shapes and sizes of dry and semi-moist food and helps prevent jams
  • PET-PROOF DISPENSER: Keeps prying paws from sneaking food and helps keep food fresh and secure
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Lid, hopper, bowl and bowl holder are top-shelf dishwasher-safe for convenient cleaning; for indoor use only Made of BPA-free plastic and stainless steel
  • BATTERY POWERED: Requires 4 D-cell alkaline batteries; power adaptor sold separately

Nice Product By:
Nice product, would buy from again.
1 1/2 year and still working perfectly By:
I really like this product. I purchased 2 in June 2017 and October 2018 was the first time I changed the batteries. I feed my cats 1/4cup every 6 hrs and it's been amazing to have a more structured feeding time. Before they will ask food every single hour ( you know how it is with cats) but with this machine they stopped begging and with a special food they actually lost weight!! I don't like to keep a lot of food there so it stays fresh when they eat it. I've search for other more modern devices with camera and stuff but I haven't found ANYTHING with so much room for the food liked this one. So when traveling I only need someone to come clean their litter and keep them company but never mess with the feeding schedule. I really love it. I purchased 2 and they are both functioning properly. The only thing is that the time tends to keep moving so if it was set for 5:30 am... Next month food will drop at 5:32 and keep adding time so I have to correct the time a couple of times. This is important when you have to inject insulin to your cat at the same time ever day. I wish I knew about the multiple feeder part to save money on the extra feeder and trying to synchronize the times but it's ok. When they changed to different diets it actually helped having 2.
Buy this By:
This is one of the greatest things I’ve ever bought. My cats love for the sound of the small motor that starts up the feeding hopper. My only critique of it is that it doesn’t portion for multiple cats, which can lead to one cat eating more than the others based on speed or bullying.
Best feeder ever! By:
I have tried automatic feeders several times over the years but finally went back to hand feeding because the ones I tried were very hard to program and had to be reprogrammed every time the batteries were replaced. But this one is great! You can buy a power cord (sold individually, of course) but it's worth it - it also can run on batteries if desired. The food delivery mechanism is very well designed. It's a little hard to program but with a few careful read-throughs, I got it done. But far and away the best feature is being able to set it to slow feeding mode; this dribbles out portions at five minute intervals - keeps the cats very interested but best of all, my one cat that loves to gulp everything in sight down at turbo speed and then throw it up a few minutes later, has not thrown up since I got this! If you buy this - which I highly recommend doing - just be sure you read the section about priming the food conveyor for first time use.Happy cats and happy me!
AMAZING Product By:
This was a great solution to our 6 am wake up calls from the cats! Very Sturdy, cannot knock over or open, and easy to assemble and program. MUST use the instruction booklet, however, to help program. Not as easy as figuring it out yourself.
Works great By:
Works great
Works great.... I work with the design team. By:
I like the unit. Works great. I call on the design team in knoxville and they are a top notch crew. Probably should have asked them for a free unit, but didn't want to call in a favor. They are a talented bunch and this product reflects its.Our two cats seem to like it (although one watches it very carefully when it during the cleaning cycle). It is a revelation when it works as it is completely odorless except for the 20 minute wait time between poop and cycle. Our mancoon seems to be suspicious of it and we did take the top off in an attempt to make him more comfortable with it (he is large). We just discovered he has been whizzing on a small chunk of carpet but that is likely because he is a stubborn ass rather than any reflection on the product. I have a feeling this will be a journey, but in the end I feel it will deliver the holy grail of an odorless condo with two cats.Cardboard refills are expensive but for no smell, I'll suffer though it... :)
Durable pet feeder By:
Very reliable & easy to use.
This works flawlessly! By:
After reading a full review from another cat owner who had purchased this product, I felt confident in buying this for our two overweight male cats. We were planning to go out of town for Christmas and concerned about being forced to leave unlimited food down for them while we would be away since they are so overweight and we didn't want to have them regain lost weight.The directions that came with the product along with the detailed experiences of that reviewer helped me immediately get the two cat feeders up and operational that evening. We still have one cat who gets hungry between meals and comes begging to us. But I tell him to wait because his food dispenser is close to giving out more food. As soon as the food begins dispensing and the food is hitting the metal pans, both cats go rushing for their meals!!I love the large capacity for food storage. We've had these units a week now. I wish we would have done this sooner. No more "puppy dog eyes" from cats hoping to swindle us into providing snacks and extra meals. I am considering adding another timed meal for the less chubby of the two brother boys, but am sticking with the 4 meals dispensed at 5 pm, 11 pm, 5 am, and 11 am for now.
Working like a charm so far. By:
Not the easiest thing to program but instruction manual provides step by step instructions that get the job done.

WOpet 7L Pet Feeder, Automatic Pet Feeder for Cats and Dogs,Auto Pet Feeder Food Dispenser–Features Distribution Alarms, Portion Control & Voice Recorder and Timer Programmable

Category

pet, cats

Price

$99.95

SKU:

B075CXMJB5

Product Rating

4.4 / 5

  • FEED YOUR PET WHILE YOU’RE AWAY - Schedule up to 4 automated feedings per day using the built-in programmable timer. Program each meal time with a few button clicks on an easy to use LCD screen. Control food portions from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups per feeding. NEVER MISS A FEEDING. The WOpet feeder is wall powered and/or battery powered. In case of a power outage, the feeder will continue to function on 3 D-size batteries to assure your pet gets fed (batteries not included).
  • CONTROL PORTION SIZE OF EACH FEEDING - Dispense anywhere from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups dry food per feeding to sustain any size animal. You can program a unique portion size for each automatic feeding, allowing you to ESTABLISH REGULAR EATING ROUTINES throughout the day without any stress.
  • RECORD A CUSTOM MESSAGE FOR YOUR PET - Keep your pet excited about meal times! Press and hold the mic button for three seconds to begin recording a message to be played as each feeding dispenses. (e.g. Here, Fido! Come and eat, boy! Good doggy.)
  • OPERATING TIPS - Suitable for dry food only, with the food pellet size ranging from 0.2-0.6 inches in diameter; up to 4 meals a day. The removable hygienic feeding tray is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. LARGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT - The main food storage compartment can hold up to 20 CUPS of food and is removable for easy cleaning and refilling.
  • CUSTOMER SERVICE - Customizable Feeder Great for Dogs, Cats and Small Animals of Various Sizes.Provide a interesting living for your pet with our pet feeder!24-hour professional service center, full refund within 30 days, 12 months warranty and 24/7/365 technical support.

Great product. By:
Life saver. Everyone should get one!
Great! Wish I got this years ago. By:
Got this for our indoor/outdoor cat when we were going to be gone for a few days. Works great. Wish we got this years ago.
Great!! By:
 Super cool! Works exactly as advertised! The only thing is the voice could be louder bc as the food is dispersing you can barely hear it.
Stable and durable. By:
I love the fact that my puppy gets fed while I’m away.
Fit pet obesity By:
Dispenser is great
No complaints By:
For a busy medical student like me, this is a life saver. Now my cat has regular feeding times, and I don't worry about him gaining or losing weight.
Reliable, big enough for large dogs/meals By:
We’ve had this for a few months and have been really happy with it. We tried another brand first and it didn’t work because it would not dispense enough food at a time for our large lab. You can schedule up to 4 feedings a day and the equivalent of about 3+ cups at a time. It took some math & measurements to make sure it was dispensing the proper amount, but once we figured it out it’s worked great and we refill it every three days. It does record your voice, but it is barely audible at feeding time. Our dogs are alerted by the sound of food dropping and that’s enough. It’s been great for us and we would recommend it to others.
Purrfect !!! By:
Happy cat !
Freedom from Pet responsibility By:
Worked well no glitches Now I can go away for up to four days with an adult dog in the house and not worry about her being fed for times a day . Also now that I have it I never have to feed the dogs every day !
live saver By:
cats 2x drove me nuts @feeding time ie 3am, busy dinner prep-time, late snack...cats have to eat together from 1 dispenser. recording is poor but inconsequential.

Iseebiz Automatic Cat Feeder Pet Food Dispenser Feeder Medium Large Cat Dog——4 Meal, Voice Recorder Timer Programmable,Portion Control

Category

pet, cats

Price

$58.99

SKU:

B0772VBL12

Product Rating

4.4 / 5

  • Time and Amount Programmable:You can feed your pet 4 meals at scheduled times ,and every meals have 1-39 portion control,which can help the pet develop a good eating habit;
  • Infrared Induction:This automatic pet feeder with infrared sensor, when the bowl fills a certain amount, the machine automatically stops, preventing food from overflowing;
  • Voice Recorder:This feeder will allow you to record your voice 10 second where you can record your voice calling your pet to come and enjoy their meal time;
  • Power Supply:You can either use the power adapter comes with the feeder or batteries(the batteries is not including) in order to deliver power to your automatic pet feeder;
  • Keeping Food Fresh:The head part where you put the food have good leakproofness and keep fresh;the feeder will be delivered fresh food at every meal for your pet,so you will not have to worry about them getting any old or stale food ingested.

Works great! By:
Great product for the price! I use Iams cat food with no trouble at all. Product works just as expected and hasn’t clogged yet and I’ve had it a couple of months
Easy to set up By:
This was very easy to set up and clean. Only took a day for my cat to adjust to the different feeding times and I learned to not have him on my lap when the food is dropped - lol.
Does what it promises By:
This product does exactly what it says. We bought this item right before going overseas for a couple weeks. We had friends coming to check on our cat but we wanted to keep his feeding times and portions the same. I was able to easily program it and even record my voice telling him to come eat. It also stopped him from waking me up early when he was hungry. I can’t say enough good things about this. Very satisfied!
Convenient and compact. By:
Happy with this product. Small footprint doesn't take up much floor space. Easy to keep clean. Took a few days for my cat to get comfortable with the food dispensing, because she associates food with people giving it to her, but she has adapted well. So much easier for us not to have to be home or remember who fed her last. Would recommend this product.
a robotic army of R2D2s to feed my kitties By:
work great, the storage section is a little smaller than our old ones. kibbles do not get stuck and I never have to worry my fur babies are hungry.
Great Tool to Help Habitual Grazers By:
My cats have been using this feeder for several months. The portion control has saved their health. I was feeding them twice a day, but now I do smaller portions 4 times a day. They are habitual grazers. I have been able to keep a balance diet. They run as soon as they hear my recorded voice. FOOD. Anyway, love this machine. Fill it once a week and it last the entire time.
Where have you been all our lives? By:
I am not sure how we have lived without it for so long!I was going on a trip and needed a way to make sure my cat was fed. He is a fat boy and I needed something that would portion out the food so my care taker would not have to come over multiple times a day.He hears it and runs to eat but because he can have smaller meals during the day, he doesn’t gorge himself all at one time.The battery backup is great for peace of mind.
Awesome product! By:
The automatic feeder works very well for our cat, who is like Garfield. We got it to help so she wouldn't bug us as much throughout the day or get into trouble because she was hungry. Well, it has worked very well! It keeps her satisfied and she comes running when she hears the food dispense. Our friends and family also think the recording option is hilarious. My husband recorded, "Hey beast, come eat your food." It is very nice how you can set how much you want to give your pet at a time and how often. We had an instance where we filled it up with food and our cat wouldn't eat her food. I think she was being a brat because her food wasn't as fresh. We fill it each night but it still works well. Other cats might not be as picky.
So Far So Good By:
When the cat hears the recorded voice and dumping of the food, he runs for it.
Great Product!!! By:
This is amazing. My cat is obsessed with food and would wake me up 2-3 times per night. I bought this and set the timer for 1 am and 4 am to drop a small amount of food. It has worked fabulously!! He is now focused on the feeder and not me!!! Love this product! I am getting a full night of sleep now!!

PetSafe Smart Feed Automatic Dog and Cat Feeder, Smartphone, 24-Cups, Wi-Fi Enabled App for iPhone and Android, Award Winning Pet Feeder

Category

pet, cats

Price

$134.95

SKU:

B073WYP317

Product Rating

4.0 / 5

  • SMARTPHONE PROGRAMMING: Control your dog or cat's feeding from anywhere using your smartphone; Requires an Apple iPhone or iPod device iOS 9.0 or later or a compatible Android smartphone 5.0 or later
  • CUSTOMIZABLE MEAL TIMES: Program up to 12 meals to feed on your pet's schedule; Feed Now option allows you to feed your pet outside normal feeding times
  • FLEXIBLE PORTIONS: Meals can be dispensed from 1/8 cups to 4 cups to fit your pet's unique feeding needs; Unique Slow Feed option allows the food to dispense slowly over a 15 minute period to help prevent bloating and vomiting
  • RECEIVE ALERTS: Monitor your pet's feeding from anywhere for peace of mind; Feeds on schedule as programmed if Wi-Fi connection is lost or feeder is offline
  • RELIABLE DESIGN: Unique conveyor design dispenses most shapes and sizes of dry and semi-moist food and helps prevent jams; Pet-proof dispenser keeps prying paws from sneaking food
  • EASY-TO-CLEAN: Lid, hopper, bowl and bowl holder are top-shelf dishwasher-safe for convenient cleaning. For indoor use only. Made of BPA-free plastic and stainless steel
  • POWER ADAPTER INCLUDED: Power adapter operated with an optional battery backup (requires 4 D-cell alkaline batteries, not included)
  • HERE TO HELP: Call, email or chat with our expert U.S.-based customer care specialists Monday through Saturday at 1-800-845-3274 or [email protected]; they are ready to assist you and your pet

My kitty cats love it! By:
Every time they hear this sound of feeding, they run straight to their room! This is the best gadget and I can feed them from anywhere all through my phone =)
perfect for my cat who is an overeater By:
my cat would constantly vomit food from over-eating. i figure its a thing he learned as a kitten. (he was a stray. got him from a shelter) anyway, this solved the problem!!! i put it to 1/8 cup 4x daily.... AWESOME!!! no more vomit for anxiously eating!!!!! always just a small amnt in the bowl so if he wants a snack later on, there will be some in the dish. no more "feed me" head bumps at 5am ;)
Worth every penny By:
Great product - game changer.
Good product By:
Easy to use.
An Economical and Dependable Automatic Pet Feeder for Multi-cat Household By:
I was recently in the market for another automatic pet feeder because the company that made my 3 feedandgo feeders went out of business. But, I was reluctant to buy another automatic feeder because automatic feeders on the market do not support local programming; if the website goes down, the feeders are useless. Also, all the companies with maybe the exception of the manufacturer of this Petsafe feeder are small and so, the longevity of the supporting websites are in question. The Petsafe feeder was so simple to connect to my router, I could not believe it. If you have more than one cat, get the splitter which is terrific for three reasons--avoids investing in more feeders, hassling with syncing the feeders to dispense at the same time, and yields smaller food portions per cat (smallest amount dispensed by the feeder is 1/8 cup which is too much for one meal for the higher calorie kibble if you want to feed 3 or more times per day). For the splitter, you need to get one dish per chute with sides at 90 degree angle to the base and around 1 and 3/4 (+/- 1/8 ) inches in height and no more than 3/8 inch thick (Ethical Pet 58544 Spot Nantucket Cat Dish, 5 inch that can be purchased on Amazon), so the dish wedges under the chute and does not move from under the chute. Before I left for a 2 week trip, I tried to get the kitties used to the new feeder with a late night snack feed. The one issue that other reviewers pointed out is that the 3 way splitter causes dishes to be close together, although the dishes I bought from Amazon could be arranged to give maximum space apart due to oval shape (see photo). One of my kitties was reluctant to join the other two at the time of feeding, probably due to closeness of dishes. But, I decided to go with the one feeder anyway, conveying to my pet care person that she might have to make a second visit each day to feed kitties a wet food meal each if need be. I have a pet cam that allows me to watch the kitties at meal time. Well, shortly after I left for vacation, I saw through my pet cam, my little guy got over his reluctance (see photo taken though cam). Best I could tell, the feeder never failed during the 2 weeks I was away and the food hopper never had to be filled during that time either. For peace of mind, I like the fact that this feeder is powered by AC, but also had a battery back-up. Finally, as resourceful as my boys are, they have not managed to break into the food hopper during the month the feeder has been set up. All in all, a reliable pet feeder plus splitter combination which provides the best value for those who need an automatic pet feeder for a multiple cat household.
Great By:
It’s certainly as described and works very well. My puppy likes wet food more so I don’t use it as much but it sure does come in handy still. Just wished it worked with google home
I bought two and both were very easy to set up and they work great By:
I've been using two of these for about 4 weeks now. I usually only use an automated feeder when we're out of town but these units work so well we've just left them running. They seem to be very well designed and constructed. They were extremely easy to get up and running. The app supports multiple feeders. Overall, this feeder is way better than what I was expecting.
Easy food dispenser and great app By:
Great easy to set up the apps great
Otto Mate = Lifesaver By:
Otto Mate (that is what we named it) is a lifesaver for when we work late. He always feeds the pets on time and exactly their portion. The app is super easy to use and you can even give your pets a snack while you are away. My cars were a little scared of the noise it made at first, but now they know food is on its way.
Nice feeder for when you're away By:
We recently adopted two 4 month old kittens from an animal shelter. Unlike our previous cats, the kittens will eat as much food as they can get. We were accustomed to leaving a large feeder for the cats when we went away for the weekend, but these two would eat all the food on the first day. This feeder is great as it meters out the food throughout the weekend. With two cats, the hopper holds enough food for about a week and a half.Setup is relatively simple using the phone app. You can configure the amount to feed in 1/8th cup increments, and the frequency from the phone. The app allows you to monitor the feeder to make sure it's working. The feeder has a 4-"D" cell battery backup in case of a power failure. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear to notify you if the power goes out. The app also allows you to manually activate the feeder from anywhere.The cat food hitting the bowl sounds like hitting the jackpot on a slot machine as the coins fall in the tray. The cats can hear that from anywhere in the house, and they take off running.Two things that I learned. The feeder connects to a site on the internet. I would recommend enabling the guest function to your wireless access point. That way the feeder can go out to make the connection, but it won't be able to access your internal home network in the event that there's a pet feeder hacker group out there. The other issue is the power supply "wall wart" which my cat's are very good at pulling out of the socket. We've tried to protect the plug area, but the kittens get into everything. I'm going to try a small extension cord so that the power adapter can lay on the floor.And it's also a good idea to disable the feed button on top of the unit, as my cats figured that one out really quick.Overall, I'm happy with the feeder so far and would definitely recommend it.