Best Automatic Food Dispensers
Back in the day, the invention of a pet feeder was phenomenal and solved many problems for pet owners. Today a pet feeder can do so much more than simply dispense foot at a predetermined time. It can save you time, money and take care of the hassle while you are away on a holiday. It can notify you if the food is jammed or the supply is running low.
What about your little furry friend? Modern feeders make sure your pet always get the right amount of food at the right time. Developing a regular feeding habit will help keep your pet healthy.
And that’s not all. Cameras, mics, LED-displays, preset modes and other features can help you with a ton more. So, is it time to upgrade your pet feeder?
Petnet SmartFeeder is the smartest device in its category. It’s Alexa-compatible, comes with apps for iOS and Android and cloud-computing powers. In addition to full mobile control of the time and the amount of food, the feeder also connects to the network of pet food. By analysing your pet’s habits, the device will learn and offer you better adjustments. Plus, the new 2017 model is gorgeous, doesn’t it?
Petnet SmartFeeder holds 7 lbs of dry food. Even if you are planning a longer holiday it will suffice (enough for at least 10 days of food for a cat) . While it is easily refillable from the top, two side locks no one tries to sneak in for an extra snack.
It’s the only feeder on the list that comes with a charging dock instead of batteries. Which does mean that in case of a power outage instead of (approximately) 7 hours, you get 20 hours.
Amzdeal Automatic Feeder
Simpler, cheaper but not necessarily worse. That’s how we thought it’s best to describe Amzdeal’s Automatic Feeder. And here’s why. It is almost three times cheaper than PetSmart Feeder but you don’t get to control it via a mobile app. So, say goodbye to staying in bed on lazy Sunday mornings.
With the feeder’s memory and smart rationing functions, setting it up won’t be a hard task.
Automatic Feeder holds up to 4.4 lbs of dry food, so it’s best for small pups and cats. However, it allows you to record up to 20s of voice messages for each meal. That’s a great way to cheer up your friend even when you are out of town. In case of a power outage, three D Cell batteries will keep the feeder alive for up to 6 hours.
As you see, it is not a high-tech device but 90% of the time it will get the job done, or at least work as a great backup option. It also comes with 18-month warranty.
PetSafe Smart Feed
PetSafe may be the best known manufacturer of smart pet products – litter boxes, collars, fences and more. Now – feeders. They have been running a worldwide revolution for 25+ years. But what is there besides the experience?
Let’s just say it is as smart as it is powerful. You set it up by connecting to your home network and gain complete control of your pet’s meals. PerSafe says the feeder fills 24 cups of food, which is not even the most impressive feat. It is programmable to 12 meals a day from 1/8 cup to 4 cups per meal! This is perfect for cats as your feline friend will be heathiest with many small portions throughout the day. Plus, Slow Feed function also helps maintain your pet’s healthy feeding habits.
A transparent lid will let you see how much food remains, while special laches will pet-proof the food storage. Dishwasher-safe stainless steel bowl will safe you from the hassle of cleaning, while BPA-free plastic will keep your four-legged friend healthy.
Arf Pets Automatic Pet Feeder
Arf Pets Automatic Feeder is a mid-level option for pet owners. Pets enjoy their new food-carrying friend, while the owners love it for the quality without having to break the bank. This easy setup edition will suit the needs of most pet owners, small or Caucasian Shepherd-types, while the sleek white design will nicely blend in with most home designs.
Some are afraid that by giving up the feeding ritual, they might lose the bond with the pet. That won’t happen with Arf if you record 10s messages for each meal. And while you are home, you can always press the manual dispension button and be the one to keep your pet happy. And when you can’t, 1.14 gallon Arf Feeder can be programmed to dispense up to 240 ml (10x 24ml portion) of food 4 times a day – even at full capacity you will have 4 worry-free days.
With an automatic feeder you don’t need to worry about spending the night elsewhere but more importantly, you also help ensure the health of your furry companion. SmartFeeder from the WOpet is perfect for both. This one might be the best of all, but we leave it for you to decide.
To start, a smartphone is all you need to control this device but it can also dispense up to 4 meals a day. It’s dishwasher-friendly and fits enough food for several days. The top has a firm lock that will keep it safe from the paws of a naughty pet.
If you miss your pet but can’t be at home often, you will adore SmartFeeder’s built-in mic and camera. The feeder itself a slot for a memory card (up to 32GB microSD), however you can connect to the feeder any time and cheer up your buddy at home.