Dogs are like children. Dog owners will agree. They are adorable, un-decipherable and messy, definitely messy. Feeding one’s dog is no easy task. It sounds easy, it looks easy but it’s not. You can’t give your dog an unlimited buffet no matter how much it is that you love them. It’s just not healthy, nor smart. On the flipside, monitoring your dogs let’s say, ‘diet’, is no easy feat either. What do you do? You brace technology and purchase an automatic dog feeder for yourself. As the name implies, an automatic dog feeder is an automatic food dispenser that caters to your dog’s appetite. Primarily, there are two different types of automatic dog feeders. One set, is programmable and works according to pre-set programmes. The other set works on the principle of gravity. Wouldn’t Newton be proud?
If you are actually looking to purchase an automatic dog feeder; here are a few models that you definitely should not ignore:
- Table of the Best Automatic Dog Feeders in 2018
- #5. PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder
- #2. OUTAD 5.5L Automatic Pet Feeder with Voice Message Recording and LCD Screen
- #3. Van Ness Medium Auto Feeder
- #2. SmartFeeder,WOpet Automatic Pet Feeder for Dog
- #1. Automatic Pet Feeder WOpet Dog Cat Feeder Bowl with Ice Pack 1-Meal Multicolor Arbitrary Combination
Table of the Best Automatic Dog Feeders in 2018
#5. PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder
A programmable automatic dog feeder; that’s heavily laden with features. Upto 12 meals per day is programmable. Furthermore, it’s possible to customize the portions and type of meals too. It runs on batteries; ordinary 4D alkaline batteries to be precise. The average life of these batteries is one year. Setting it up is absolutely no hassle; it’s both quick and easy. It comes with multiple feeding options out of which one of the most popular modes is the slow food mode; which controls the amount of food that’s being dispensed on a 15-minute interval. Some of the other popular feeding options include pause feed mode and immediate feed mode. The ‘pet-proof’ dispenser protects the food from your pet and in turn, protects the external condition of the dispenser, too. It comes with a stainless steel bowl which let’s face it, is much more hygienic than an ordinary plastic bowl.
#2. OUTAD 5.5L Automatic Pet Feeder with Voice Message Recording and LCD Screen
Coming with a voice message recorder and an LCD screen; which tech freak would not like his/her dog to eat from this automatic dog feeder? The purpose of the LCD screen is to display useful information such as the time, the meals programmed, meals served; so and so forth. Because of the see-thru food hopper; there’s no room left for ambiguity to dictate when the feeder needs to be refilled. Okay, so the voice message recorder is a really cool feature. The idea behind it is that one can record a message for your dog and play it at feeding time. Your dog, listening to your ‘voice’ will feel happy, comfortable and will know exactly where to come. It too, works on batteries and in an ideal scenario, the batteries should last for at least 6 months. Easy to clean, easy to program; according to many people this is their ideal automatic dog feeder.
#3. Van Ness Medium Auto Feeder
When compared to the other two models above; this particular dog feeder is much more sober, in terms of features at least. Simplicity is at the core of its design. Designed for large dogs, it’s not something that’s ‘very programmable’. The food container wherein all the food is store holds a removable lid, due to which it’s very easy to clean it when needed to do so. Gravity is the secret to its ‘automatic nature’.
#2. SmartFeeder,WOpet Automatic Pet Feeder for Dog
Programmable to a whole new level, this particular automatic dog feeder can be controlled through an iPhone and other such smart devices that can connect to the internet. With it, you have the option of either setting the time as to when to feed your pet or, do it manually as in, with the help of your phone. It sounds complicating but setting it up is actually quite easy. With the help of its features, you can control your dog’s diet extremely easily. Furthermore, if you miss him/her, the real-time camera that’s attached to it will let you catch a glimpse provided he/she is nearby. Maintenance is neither a hassle. One thing, however, please do check the internet requirements and other such technical information and see whether you have the bare minimum to exploit all of its features.
#1. Automatic Pet Feeder WOpet Dog Cat Feeder Bowl with Ice Pack 1-Meal Multicolor Arbitrary Combination
The purpose of the ice-pack is to keep the food fresh and clean. Set the automatic timer and marvel at its magic. The timer of this particular model is a 48-hour timer. It’s really easy to set it up and use it afterward. There aren’t too many features that get your mind in a muddle. It’s a simple, elegantly designed programmable automatic dog feeder. If you are an aesthetic personality or just love colors; this model comes in multiple color variants so choose the one that you like the best.