Nowadays people who live with dogs and cats may spend a lot of time away from home, so buying an automatic feeder for cats is one option. These objects have a much higher price than conventional feeders, but they also have many advantages.
But beware, they also have their drawbacks that we can not ignore. And it is not always the best option.
What is it?
An automatic cat feeder is the one that lets a certain amount of food come out so that the animals can eat it. It is quite interesting, since depending on the model you can program up to four meals a day and configure how much food you want your furry to eat each time. Also, although it is plugged into the power, it does not consume much.
What are the advantages?
*There are models to choose
Within the group of electronic or manual feeders, there is a wide variety to choose from depending on the color, the materials (plastic, metal), with or without a timer …
*They allow you to control what your cat eats
If you spend a lot of time away from home, with this type of feeders you can make sure that your cat does not go hungry.
And the disadvantages?
*It is not good to “impose” a meal schedule
The automatic feeder requires you to be very aware of him so that the cat does not go hungry. Why? Because this animal eats 4 to 6 times a day , a little bit at a time.
*It can give you anxiety
For what I have in the previous point. If you do not see food available, you may have anxiety , which will cause you to eat more feed when you can eat than you should. Thus, over time, you may become obese and have related diseases such as diabetes.
What is the best cat feeder?
They are not the ones of a lifetime. Those that are marketed are often small, since the cat when it eats its whiskers rub against the feeder, something that is very annoying. Therefore, the best is one that is wide and low or flat , as if it were a plate.
And you, what do you think of the automatic feeders?