Automatic cat feeders tend to fall into two main categories. The word "automatic" usually refers to a gravity type of system, while "electronic" is used to mean the type of feeder that offers portion and frequency control.
One of the advantages of having an automatic pet feeder is that using one will relieve you from having to ask someone to come feed the cat when you were out of town. Another advantage is that you will be able to provide regularity for your pet.
There is an electronic automatic cat feeder is designed to feed your pet at its normal meal times when you are away, or even when you are not. Some automatic pet feeders will provide 5 meals, others will provide 6, and still others will provide up to 8 meals. One model of these 8-compartment electronic pet feeders is programmable and holds over 96 ounces of food separated in eight different compartments. You can schedule feedings at the same time daily or at multiple times each day. Since it has room for ice packs below the feeder dish, you can feel safe in leaving wet canned pet food in the automatic pet feeder, as well.
The electronic pet feeders are a great solution for dispensing moist or dry food, treats, or medications on a regular or timed basis. An automatic feeder is a perfect choice for dispensing only dry food but keep in mind, the food is always available, not regulated. If your pet tends to overeat, the electronic feeder may be what it best for your needs.
Whether you chose either an automatic feeder or an electronic feeder, all you need to do is periodically refill them (and of course clean them). Either choice makes life simpler for you and provides consistency to your pet's life which helps to reduce stress.
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