In general, this Feeder from PetSafe looks pretty much like a coffee machine for me, regardless of the fact that it is 2 times bigger than a coffee machine. The black painting makes this product look classy, and this is also one of the elements that I like most about it. The manufacturer recommends that the product is more suitable for cats, but it does not mean that you can’t let your dogs or some other kinds of pets use it.
What you get
I was pretty amazed at what is inside the box delivered to my house after a couple of days that my order was processed. PetSafe Automatic Feeder weights about 4.61 to 5 pounds and its dimensions are 18.5 x 8.7 x 12.4 inches, same with a laptop, and you are able to carry it all around the house. The machine comes with a built-in clock and LCD screen, as well as the 4D-cell alkaline batteries and Pet-proof Dispenser.
All those parts are already installed, and as soon as you have the pet’s food with you, you can use the PetSafe Automatic Feeder immediately. I find out that PetSafe has now support buyers from all around the world, so it is even easier for you to buy if you are a buyer who is living overseas. The product is easy to use, and you can easily find reviews on almost any forum for pet lovers, just like the article that you are reading at the moment from me.
A Look At Petsafe Automatic Feeder
PetSafe Automatic Feeder is the upgraded version of its earlier generations. This time, PetSafe has made such a good effort on their Automatic Feeder line; as you can see, PetSafe Automatic Feeder can contain up to 12 meals for your pet, which means no more waiting and no more worry.
You can also schedule pre-portioned meals for your pet, and this makes the dinner is always the right amount and at the right time. When you cannot make it home for dinner or breakfast, PetSafe Automatic Feeder allows you to make sure that your pet does not even miss a meal.
Another good point about this product is that it is easy to be placed anywhere around the house. You can even bring the machine with you when you go traveling. I was quite impressed with the Pet-proof Dispenser, which makes it so much easier for me to know when should I refill the machine with foods.
You can also notice that the steel bowl can easily be replaced with your favorite bowl. For me, I use a plastic bowl to prevent the noisy sound the other kinds of the bowl would make, and also, the wide plastic bowl makes it easier for my kitties to enjoy the mealtime together.
How to use:
As I said above, PetSafe Automatic Feeder is a ready-to-use product, as you don’t need to take a look at the instruction book at all. The parts of the product that you can take out to clean are BPA-free plastic components and stainless steel bowl, and they are top-shelf dishwasher-safe.
To start using the product, simply just load the hopper with your pet’s favorite food, then set up the schedule using the LCD screen. I have days when I don’t even come home after work, and instead of asking my relatives to look after my pets’ meals, I set up the exact times when my kitties are in need of being fed.
In addition to that, you can also choose different modes to cope with your pet’s goal. I usually pick the “Slow Feed” mode, as my kitties eat very little even when their hunger is at its peak.
You should probably throw the removable parts of the Feeder to the dishwasher after one week of using the product, and don’t forget to do it weekly. Even when the hopper and steel bowl is quite easy to clean with just a single dry tissue, I still recommend you to wash them with water, soap carefully, and let them dry naturally. The fact that wiping away water with tissues or cloths may leave un-seen specks of dirt, and they may affect your pet’s stomach.
Besides, don’t forget to schedule the meal plans that fit your pets’ needs. If you want to set up a new meal plan for your pets with this PetSafe Automatic Feeder, you will need to watch your pets and ensure that they come to the machine at the time you desire.
Another important point is that aggressive pets may easily break the machine. If you have an oversized dog, I suggest you put the machine in a place that is higher than the place your dog stands when he reaches the machine. This method helps prevent the tough interaction between the dog and the machine, as well as make it easier for both of the two to work together.
The size of the bowl is somehow really important, and if you have more than one pet using the machine at the same time, you need to use a big bowl. In addition to that, the bowl you use should not be too deep so that your pet might find it easier to enjoy their meals.
- Place in almost anywhere around the house.
- Easy to use and clean with two removable and dishwasher-safe parts.
- Acceptable price compared to the other feeders with the same function.
- Friendly to pets
- Anti Jam Prevention
- Easy to find the replaceable batteries
- Multiply Feeding modes based on programs.
- Flexible meal portions
- Keep foods fresh and clean.
- Only convenient for cats and small to medium dogs
- Aggressive pets need watching when they use the machine
- No wireless/smart controls.
This time, PetSafe has really made history, as PetSafe Automatic Feeder is a feeding product that really worths your money. It not only makes your pet satisfied but also saves you a lot of time and money. Do you know how much money would you throw away without using this product?
In addition to that, ever since I started using PetSafe Automatic Feeder, I have more happy moments with my kitties. I haven’t missed a meal of my pets, and this makes them love me even more. I also have to admit how much I love seeing my kitties spending time with their PetSafe Automatic Feeder, and it seems like they are really enjoying the machine themselves, as they always come right into my arms when they are well fed.