Cats are known to be very independent creatures, which is one of the many reasons why cat owners love them. They are usually pretty good at fending for themselves when left alone for a period of time, except, of course, for feeding themselves. In our hectic lives, sometimes it can be hard to stick to a routine of feeding and watering the cat at the same time every day. We all know that cats crave routine, however, and expect to be able to eat and drink at times to which they are accustomed. These new high-tech cat feeders and waterers help to give your cat independence, free up the hours in your day and stick to the routine that you both have come to expect. Here are some of the best high-tech, easy to use cat feeders on the market.
SureFeed MicroChip Pet Feeder Connect
SureFeed has created a line of high-tech cat feeders that offer convenience and a “wow factor.” The SureFeed MicroChip Pet Feeder Connect is one of the highest tech cat feeders on the market today and connects to your home wireless service. It will only let the “registered” pet eat from the feeder—no more of Fido stealing Fluffy’s food! You, as the owner, set the correct food serving amount in the feeder’s app. When the registered pet approaches the feeder, its lid will open, allowing the cat to eat. Each instance of your cat’s eating is also recorded in the app, and you can easily track how much and when your cat has eaten each day. The feeder will only open for the cat to whom it is registered and works with your cat’s implanted microchip to identify her as she approaches. This way, your fat cat can no longer steal your skinny cat’s food. Don’t worry if your cat isn’t microchipped, either- there are RFID collar tags that you can purchase to go with the SureFeed MicroChip Pet Feeder Connect, that work the same way in identifying and registering your cat as the authorized user of the feeder. It is also said that you can program the feeder to recognize up to 30 cats and act accordingly for each registered user. You can purchase this innovative cat feeder for $139.99 at Amazon.com.
Westlink 6L Automatic Pet Feeder
The Westlink 6L Automatic Pet Feeder not only feeds your cat for you, it also allows you to talk to your cat! You can record a 10 second sample of your voice and use it to call Fluffy to the feeder if you wish. The advantages of this automatic pet feeder include the ability to dispense small portions up to four times a day – perfect for cats who are used to eating multiple times per day. Although it dispenses small portions, its hopper holds a lot of food – six liters, to be exact. The Westlink 6L Automatic Pet Feeder is a great way to keep your cat’s food fresh, dry and clean in between feedings. The feeder even has an infrared sensor that will stop dispensing food when there is still food left in the bowl, so that no food is wasted. Powered by USB or D batteries, the Westlink 6L Automatic Pet Feeder sells for $99.99 at Amazon.com.
PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Cat and Dog Feeder
The PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Cat and Dog Feeder comes with a stainless steel bowl for easy clean up. It resembles an automatic coffee maker, and its hopper holds 24 cups of food (the stainless steel bowl holds 5 cups, and is said to be difficult, if not impossible, for a cat to tip over with its paw). Through the feeder’s smartphone-enabled wireless app, you can program up to 12 meals into the feeder and it will dispense your cat’s food at the times specified by you. You can also set portion size and, if you wish, activate the machine’s Slow Feed function so that the food dispenses slowly over 15 minutes. It is powered by an AC adapter (sold separately) or D batteries, and sells at Amazon.com for $109.95 (with the adapter, it’s $122.94).
Iseebiz Automatic Cat Feeder
The Iseebiz Automatic Cat Feeder has a space-age look to it, almost resembling a mini robot. It does what its title promises, however – feeds your cat automatically. You as the cat owner can program it to feed your cat up to four meals at scheduled times during the day, and you can also set the portion sizes. The Iseebiz Automatic Cat Feeder has an infrared sensor so that it won’t overfill when dispensing food. It also allows you to record a 10-second sample of your voice, so that kitty can hear you calling her to “come and get it” at mealtimes. Powered by an adapter or batteries, the Iseebiz Automatic Cat Feeder sells for $58.99 at Amazon.com.