PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder Review
Having a pet cat at home means a lot of fun but it also brings certain responsibilities. If your pet follows a schedule for meals, he should be fed according to that schedule. However, this schedule might not always match your availability. So, your best bet would be to get an automatic pet feeder that can be set to dispense food automatically when it’s meal time for your cat. Today we will review the PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder and find out whether it has what it takes to be the best pet automatic feeder.
This auto feeder is developed by PetSafe, a brand that makes innovative and high quality solutions for your pet. It is a well-made product with an intelligently designed system that offers a convenient portion-controlled mechanism. It can be preset by the owner to dispense a particular quantity of meal two times a day. You can set the time, say 8 am in the morning and 5 pm in the evening.
The product is made of BPA-free plastic and the feeding bowl is made of stainless steel. Some of the parts are dishwasher safe so you can easily keep it clean. We love the fact that it has a stainless steel bowl instead of a plastic bowl that is often found in other competitor products. Vets recommend using steel bowls to feed pets as they are good for your cat’s health.
The easy to customize user option that comes with the feeder enables you to easily change the options and set them as per your requirements. You can program the device to be able to set a feeding schedule for a maximum of 12 portions of meals every day so you can ensure that your cat is never hungry.
You can set the feeder to dispense flexible meal portions that include both dry and semi-moist meals ranging anywhere between 1/8-cup and 4-cups. At one time, this transparent feeder can hold up to 24 cups of dry foods.
The pet feeder comes with multiple modes such as ‘slow feed’ which can be set to help your cat eat her food slowly instead of gobbling it up. Other modes are ‘immediate feed’ to dispense immediate food for your pet and ‘pause feed’ to temporarily pause feeding instead of changing the programmed schedule for feeding. This amazing feature comes handy when you are trying to do weight management for your obese cat.
However, this product comes with only one bowl that can feed one pet at a time, so this could lead to a food war if you have multiple pets. So, that’s something you might need to consider.
Features of the PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder
- Measures 18.5 x 8.7 x 12.4 inches
- Weighs 4.6 pounds
- Programs max 12 meals a day
- Dispenses both dry and semi-moist foods
- Multiple feed modes
- Pet-proof dispenser
- Stainless steel bowl
- Requires four D Alkaline Batteries to operate (not included)
- The feeder is easy to install with help from the instructions provided in the manual
- You have multiple options to adjust the meal portions as per your pet’s requirements
- Multiple feeding modes ensure that your cat does not eat too fast or eat a lot to feel bloated later
- This is a great feeder if you want to manage weight for your overweight cat
- It can be programmed to dispense dry and semi-moist food up to a maximum of 12 times a day
- It can be preset to feed both cats and dogs
- The feeder is sturdy so your cat can’t toss it over or steal food from it
- The motor is almost noiseless except the rattle sound when the food is dispensed
- Not suitable if you have two cats as they will fight over the one bowl
- Figuring out meal portions may be initially difficult
- Delayed food extraction option sometime does not work
This is an amazing automatic pet cat feeder for those who are busy to keep up with their pet’s feeding schedule. It can be preset to dispense food timely for your furry baby even when you are out of town so you get peace of mind from knowing that your cat won’t go hungry. The feeder does not come with batteries or adapters, though at this price we expected them to include these. Overall, we feel this PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder is a smart and intelligent automatic cat feeder that takes at least one stress out of your daily routine and keeps your kitty happy too.