Making sure that your cat is fed the right portion and during scheduled meal times is key to keeping your cat healthy and happy. While we can’t always be at home making sure that our cats are well fed, not scavenging, or even overeating, there is a way to make sure that they are happy, healthy and fed even when you can’t be at home: automatic cat feeders.
Automatic cat feeders make it so that you can feed your cat as you normally would if you were home but without you having to be there physically. Plus, there are so many on the market today that are designed with timers, so you can easily schedule and plan out the meal portions for your beloved cat.
In this article, we’re going to talk to you about some of the best automatic cat feeders on the market that are designed with timers. This way, you’ll know that your cat is being taken care of even when you have to be away from them.
Food Type: Dry to Semi-Wet Food
Capacity: Minimum of 3.3 pounds of dry food
This feeder can easily be programmed to deliver the perfect portion of food to your cat at certain points during the day. The large LCD timer display easily and accurately shows you the number of meals that you have programmed, as well as the number of meals that your cat has already eaten during the day – this takes away the guessing game of if your beloved cat has eaten or not.
It works by using an infrared mechanism right above the tray where the food drops into the bowl; if the bowl ends up empty, it usually means that your cat has eaten the food. So, the sensor sends signals to the display to have it show that your cat ate that meal.
The design of this feeder is incredible. You don’t need to open the lid to see how full the food contents are. Instead, the LCD has an appetite counter that shows you how much food is left inside the feeder.
Food Type: Wet/Dry Food
Capacity: 6 meals
This feeder features a 6-compartment bowl design which allows you to feed your cat six meals a day easily. What’s amazing about this particular feeder is that it has an airtight lid over the portions of food not being fed at that moment, so you know that your pet will always be fed fresh and clean food.
Another notable feature of this feeder is that you can easily record 6 seconds of your voice to call your cat to come and eat when the meal is being provided. It also has a built-in LCD that allows you to track the feeding habits of your cat easily – this makes it so that you don’t have to open the lid just to see how many meals are left inside.
Food Type: Dry Food
Capacity: 6.5 pounds of food
The C3000 pet feeder features a nifty tamper proof feed nozzle which helps keep the food inside the feeder safe and fresh. The LCD panel is easy to use and easy to read – which makes it easy to schedule meals for your cat with the perfect portion size from as little as 10 grams upwards.
This feeder works perfectly for all ages of cats and any cats that might have special feeding portions. Whatever the case, the C3000 makes it incredibly simple to set the perfect meal portions for your cat throughout the day to make sure that they are fed but not overfed.
Food Type: Dry Food
Capacity: Up to 7 pounds
The PetNet SmartFeeder is designed especially for those of you who are tech savvy and prefer to have the mobility of setting/feeding your pets on the go. With this feeder, you can easily control all of the feeding requirements of your cat on your smartphone by downloading the app that works with this feeder (SmartFeeder app).
This app allows you to control the feeding times, ingredients easily, and portion sizes (from 1/16th of a cup to 1.5 cups) of your cat’s meals throughout the day.
This feeder is revolutionary because you can access the feeder and be able to program it remotely. So, if you forget to set the feeder before you leave in the morning to go to work, as long as you have internet access you can easily make sure that your cat will be fed throughout the day.
Food Type: Dry
The WESTLINK automatic feeder can hold up to 6L of food and can serve about four meals a day for your cat. Each meal is dispensed in portions that range from 10 grams to 12 grams (which you can easily set when you schedule the meals). The feeder features an infrared detection feature which helps prevent food from getting stuck inside the dispensing tube – which can be both annoying and dangerous.
This feeder also allows you to record a message for your pet every time that the food is being dispensed to call them to eat. Overall, this feeder features a sleek and elegant design that is built out of high-quality and durable materials.