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8 Automatic Cat Feeders To Make Your Life Easier

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Let’s face it, cats are solitary animals. If they can stay home and take care of themselves while you go away for a few days, everyone is probably better off. If they don’t have to see anyone during that time, even better. The biggest hurdle is trying to figure out how to feed your pet while you are away. Luckily, thanks to technology, there are cat food dispensers that can help. Feeding your cat has never been easier with these automatic feeders. (And don’t worry, there are automatic water bowls, treat dispensers and self-cleaning litter boxes, too). 

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Petlibro Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder

This feeder allows you to set it to dispense food up to four times a day, choosing from nine customizable portions. Included is a desiccant bag, to ensure the food stays fresh no matter how long you are gone. Pair it with the Petlibro water fountain and you will be worry-free! 

Cat Mate C3000 Automatic Cat Feeder, 26-cup

This battery operated food dispenser is easy to use, with a programmable LCD control that allows you to program up to one month of food servings. It has a dishwasher safe bowl, is easy to clean, and has a pet-proof lid to avoid any over indulgence by a sneaky animal. 

Petsafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder

If your cat eats too fast, or eats lots of small meals throughout the day, this is the feeder for you. You can schedule up to twelve meals a day from ⅛ cup to four cup portions. The Stainless-steel bowl, bowl holder, lid and hopper are all top-rack dishwasher safe. 

PetSafe Eatwell 5-Meal Automatic

This is a more basic automatic feeder, but will still get the job done. Perfect for short trips away, the BPA-free plastic device can be set to feed up to five times, in up to one-cup portions. 

Lexvss Automatic Cat Feeder, WiFi Enabled

Record your voice to ease any fears your pet may have while you’re away with this WiFi enabled feeder. Change up the feedings if you notice your pet is not eating as much, or eats at different times than when you are home. Choose up to twelve portion sizes, and know that your pet will be well fed even when you’re not there. 

Cat Mate C500 Digital 5 Meal Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder

While most dispensers really only work for dry food, this one will actually work with wet food, as long as you aren’t gone for too long. It’s perfect for cat owners going away for a night or two, as the ice packs can keep frozen cat food fresh for up to thirty-six hours. 

Pawple Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder

Considered a worry-free “pet butler” the Pawple can schedule up to four meals a day, with portions anywhere from 2 teaspoon’s up to 4.5 cups per feeding. You can record a message so your pet will hear your voice while you’re gone. 

WOPET 7L Automatic HD Camera Feeder, Wi-Fi Enabled

If nothing is too good for your fur baby, look no further than this feeder. Complete with a camera that lets you see your pet while you’re away, plus a voice chat feature that allows you to talk to them when you see them at the food bowl, or use the voice recorder to record a message they can hear later, you’ll feel as connected as ever. It has a power adapter, plus you can use three D batteries as backup in case the power goes out. 

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