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The best pet automatic feeders on the market today

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Posted on May 16 2018

Technology and automation is creeping up more and more in almost every aspect of our lives and the animal industry is no different.

One of the most useful recent advancements in technology aimed at our pets is the programmable, automatic dog electronic feeder.Here are some examples of the best pet automatic feeders on the market today.

WOPET automatic Timer Cat and Dog Feeder LY-104
$89.99

Advantages:

  • Customize Frequency:4 feeding times can be set for any time 
  • Voice Recorder and Speaker: Personal voice message calls your pet 
  • Food Container: 17 cups 
  • Good outlooking, Stability Features
  • Stainless Steel Bowl

The disadvantages :

  • Without video camera or APP control

Petsafe Healthy Pet Simply RSS

Advantages:

  • Up to 12 meals can be scheduled each day.
  • Portion sizes are adjustable from 1/8 of a cup all the way up to 4 cups and meals are served using a conveyor system to ensure precision and portion control.
  • Has a "slow feeding mode" by which meals are distributed more than 15 minutes. This prevents your dog from eating too fast and avoids conditions such as bloating or vomiting.
  • It also has an "instant food mode" so that the next meal game is distributed immediately.
  • The "pause power mode" allows you to immediately stop feeding - for example, if your plans or schedule changes - without losing your programming, so it can be immediately started again once you're ready .
  • The bowl from which your dog eats is stainless steel and is dishwasher safe. The hopper is plastic without BPA ensuring safety and non-toxicity.
  • It is a solid, sturdy design without the risk of dog paws clawing their way into the hopper to try and extract extra food.

The disadvantages :

There is no food level monitoring to show you how much food is left in the hopper or when food is depleted. You will need to actively open the top cover and keep an eye on the level to check it. But you can see the level through the plastic hopper just by looking at it, so that's not really much of a problem.

Oxgord Automatic Programmable Dog Timer Feeder

Advantages :

  • It has a voice recorder and speakerphone so you can record your voice calling your pet for meal times, thereby restoring some of the social time you miss with an autoloader.
  • There is an LCD screen for easy and clear programming.
  • The hopper has a capacity of 45 cups and is translucent so that it is easy to check the levels of food.
  • It is unblockable with sensors installed to avoid overloading.
  • It can not be knocked over by curious dogs looking for extra food: there is a pet lock to test and a thick-bottomed base.
  • It is easy to clean the hopper and the bowl detach easily and disassemble.
  • There is a low battery indicator telling you when it's time to recharge.

The disadvantages :

  • Only one to four meals can be scheduled per day (although to be fair no dog should eat more than 4 times a day, usually no more than 2!).
  • The variety of portion sizes allowed is minimal, stretching just ½ cup 2 ½ cups. Changing the batteries in the power supply has been reported to lose the scheduled feed schedules, which means that you may have to reprogram regularly.

Pet Feedster USA PF-10 Automatic Pet Feeder

Advantages :

Able to distribute a wide variety of portion sizes, from a teaspoon of all the way up to 6 cups. It can store up to 10 lbs of food and is made anti-proof by the water tray at the base. It is the only autoloader on the market that can be used both by DC and battery power making sure you never need to worry about power failure. It works very calmly so your dog will not be scared by loud noises. Very easy to clean - the bowl is removable and dishwasher safe. It comes with the manufacturer's 1-year limited warranty for any mechanical problems you may have.

The disadvantages :

The power components are not as robust as those of the rest of our selections. In particular, the engine can get stuck on pieces of kibble! A rare event and a negligible risk with many authors more than satisfied with this charger. But something we should highlight!

PetNet SmartFeeder for Dogs and Cats

Advantages :

The PetNet SmartFeeder's USP is that power - times and portion sizes - can be controlled and programmed remotely using your iOS device giving you more control and flexibility over your dog's eating habits wherever you are in the world. It also provides a unique nutritional plan for your dog based on their needs and specifications to determine the perfect serving size and type of food for them individually. It will inform you about their diet, the level of food and its own battery life and can even order and have delivered your dog's chosen food when the levels are low. It works very quietly and has an elegant design. There is a rechargeable backup battery in place in case the primary goes down. Both the hopper and the bowl in the dishwasher.

The disadvantages :

The premise of the SmartFeeder is that it is controlled online via the cloud. This means that you lose control over it as soon as you lose a good WiFi connection. In addition, it can only be used in conjunction with an iOS device, which means that this power supply is useless for Android users.

Conclusion

While all the above models have a number of features, the clear winner for us is certainly the Wopet automatic Timer Cat and Dog Feeder LY-104.

While this may not have the video camera or APP control, it is reliable and sports all the basic requirements in addition to vending machines, which some of the other models are missing.

Finally, the design of the WOPET is robust and its components easy to clean. So for us, it's the best automatic dog feeder in our opinion.

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