Why should have an automated pet feeder?
Do you know what your cat or dog most looks forward to in life? Just a whiskers width after a tummy rub and you’re loving attention and maybe tied for a walk to the park for canines and laser pointer playtime for felines is the sound of kibbles being poured or a can of food being opened. In our two cat household we’re faced with the dilemma of balancing the habits of one picky grazer and another cat who tends to eat kibbles like a whale shark. We found if we left feeding bowls unattended, one cat would get rounder and the other thinner, sort of like an hourglass timer.
Pet’s health issues
Many cats and dogs are facing some of the same dietary/fitness issues as their owners. Pet obesity is on the rise, especially when many owners keep pet bowls and feeders topped off with kibbles for their cats or dogs to graze on throughout the day. Think about it, if you worked with a plate of your favourite sandwiches on your desk, would you be able to say “no”? I’d certainly be tempted to have “just one more, don’t mind if I do!”
Don’t leave your pets unintended
Of course, pet owners aren’t intentionally trying to overfeed their dogs or cats. We often leave a “little more” as a treat, sometimes out of guilt when we’re away at work or off for a day/weekend trip without our faithful tailed companion. But in time, all those extra treats and feeding opportunities add up, and pets can exhibit some of the same health/dietary issues plaguing their bipedal counterparts. Because our pets cannot speak, they can’t clearly communicate what might be ailing them and the source of those ailments might be sourced to your feeding habits.
It protect them from over feeding
As you can see, just like their human counterparts, animals kept as pets are struggling with weight gain and its effects. Because automatic pet feeder regulate the amount of food served, while also transferring the duty of feeding itself (cutting down on begging), cats and dogs quickly acclimate to a specific schedule of feeding, and in time setting modest portion feed times throughout the day can result in marked changes. In many ways, this automated portion control mirrors what nutritionists and trainers recommend for people seeking healthier dietary habits: eat more often, but in smaller portions, all throughout the day on a set schedule.