Lucy is my cat I adopted three years ago and she is an eating lover that can eat at any time and anywhere during the day. Sometimes, it is difficult for me to feed her because I have to work for 8 hours a day from early morning to late afternoon and the only free time is in the evening. Furthermore, I also often have to go on a business trip for a few days, depending on each work project. Of course, I can leave her at home with a ton of foods she like but the problem is that the food will be spoiled or ruined when getting exposed to the air, temperature and other triggering factors. Due to those reasons, the automatic cat feeder is my preferable choice.
Searching the best automatic cat feeder, I was amazed at how many automatic cat feeders are with different styles, brands, and function. Something, they make us overwhelmed, frustrated and confusing. But finding a suitable automatic cat feeder needs some factors to consider rather than only focusing on the style. The material is one of the important things you should concern. For instance, a plastic feeder isn’t as hygienic as ceramic or metal automatic cat feeder. I am here to help you eliminate those frustrations by answering the top questions and giving you the top 17 automatic cat feeder items with the best quality and the best price.
01. PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Cat Feeder
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Like many people, I was a bit hesitant to throw down about $130 – $140 for this kind of automatic cat feeder especially when I am not that rich. But a lot of good reviews and ideas from cat lovers and owners absolutely convinced me to make the purchase.
At the first time I saw it, I was astonished at how big it is as the hopper can hold up to 24 cups of dry cat food and the stainless steel bowl can contain 5 cups of cat food. Furthermore, it seems strong and sturdy enough to stay in place when my cat is eating.
I also love the programmable system of this stainless steel automatic cat feeder that allows you to provide your cat 12 meals in the schedule; therefore, you can work for 8 hours a day or are away for a few days without worrying that your cat is not fed well. Furthermore, it has the mode option that helps you set the cat meal besides the normal eating times, pause feed mode that can help stop feeding, and slow feed option that helps the slowing down the speed of cat food dispensing. The slow feet option is what I like the most and use often because my cat is a fast eater and that habit is not good for her health.
Overall, this is the best worth investment I have ever made even though I sometimes was woken because of the little noises it will make when dispensing the food.
But keep in mind that this programmable automatic cat feeder works well for the dry cat food.
02. Homdox Pets Drinking Fountain Automatic Cat Feeder
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Ceramic is also the common material used to make the cat bowls or cat feeders because of its duration, strength and easy-to-clean property. I have tried Homdox ceramic automatic cat feeder for a long period of time and I still love it because of the best price and multi-function.
Believe or not, a Homdox ceramic automatic cat feeder costs only about $40 while being multi-functional. It can set the 4-meal schedule and feed your cat water automatically when you insert the water bottle. Furthermore, you can also record your voice or sound for with the help of the voice recorder and speaker to make sure that your cat can still listen to you when it is time to eat.
Moreover, I can push the protected button and then don’t worry that cats or my children touch and change the previous setting.
However, it is designed only for the small and medium cats; therefore, the larger cat may feel difficult and uncomfortable when eating with this thing. The big cat may make this small automatic cat feeder move or slide a bit when they are eating.
03. WOpet 7L Cat Feeder
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In the opinion, the cost of about 90$ is not too much expensive, compared with other modern luxury cat feeder but is not too much cheap. It is the cost that is worth investment especially when you know the quality and functions of WOpet 7L Pet Feeder.
First, setting the 4 meal per day feeding schedule is easier thanks to the LCD screen. Furthermore, cat owners can control the food portions to ensure their cat to have a healthy and balanced diet. With this timed cat feeder, you can also record your voice to keep your cat feel interested in eating even though you are away.
Being away, going to work or taking a vacation for a few days, I no longer worry about my cats when I have to leave them at home. This small automatic cat feeder is battery powered or wall powered and in the case of the power outage, the 3 D-size batteries skill keeps this feeder work continuously.
Overall, I can guarantee that this timed cat feeder can solve all food stress problems and is the best weight control tool.
04. Automatic Cat Feeder
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Some automatic cat feeders I have tried out have the problems: consuming too much energy, moving when pets are eating or the pieces of cat foods get stuck and the machine doesn’t function normally. But the automatic cat feeder with timer from Iseebiz doesn’t have those problems.
Thanks to the IR detector with the right angle, foods can not clog or overflow when dispensed. Furthermore, this timed cat feeder is low energy consumed; therefore, it can work for up to 6 months with batteries. Now I can go to work or take a vacation but still ensure that my cat is fed well.
This automatic pet feeder also has a voice recorder that makes pets interested in and feel like their owners are at home.
05. Precision 3D Prints Two-Way Splitter Adapter
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One year ago, I had a new cat whose name is Tom and Lucy began to make friend with him easily. They play, sleep and eat together. However, when I bought one automatic cat feeder, sharing food seems more difficult but I don’t have enough money to buy another cat feeder.
Searching the solutions on the internet and finding this Precision 3D Prints Two-Way Splitter Adapter on sale, I made the purchase immediately and now I can make the feeder in my house to become an automatic cat feeder for two cats.
This adapter works by splitting each feeding in half and bringing it to two different bowls; therefore, each cat can eat in her or his own bowls without cheating food on each other. This one also gives me a useful solution to control their food portions and save space in the combination with a single automatic cat feeder.
The price of about $30 is quite expensive if it is for the small item that is combined with an automatic cat feeder. But in the long run, this automatic cat feeder for 2 cats can save you more money rather than buying another cat feeder for your pet.
06. Bergan Aut-O-Dine 25
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Some automatic cat feeders have difficulty in cleaning because of their complicating design and construction. Bergan has realized that and it is a reason why they created Bergan Aut-O-Dine 25 with special formula and design for its easy scooping, pouring and cleaning.
Furthermore, this automatic cat feeder is perfect for outdoor cats and Tom prefers to live outside, therefore, I decided to buy this one. You can attach it to the wall and then let your cat eat the food comfortably.
But let me be clear, this outdoor automatic cat feeder is not actual “automatic”. It is a continuous feeder. You pour the food in the top and then it can continuously come out the bottom for cats to eat. Therefore, this feeder is not for pets that are nonstop eaters and not for obese or overweight cats that need a strict diet.
07. Blessed family Cat Water Fountain, Automatic Cat Feeder
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For the cost of about $30 – $35, this is the economic automatic cat feeder and waterer that is designed for small and medium cats as this product comes with two items: a feeder and a waterer.
I really like how sturdy and strong this automatic cat feeder is as it is made of high-quality material that is non-toxic, recyclable, durable, has a thick texture and no strange smell.
But the reason why I bought this automatic cat feeder is that it is easy-to-use. I just need to open the lid on the top and then pour the dry food here, waiting for food to come out the bottom.
However, in my opinion, it takes much space; therefore, if you live in a tiny apartment, you should look for other automatic cat feeders.
08. WOpet SmartFeeder
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WOpet automatic cat feeder exceeds your basis needs – dispensing different portion sizes, scheduling the feedings at any time from anywhere and connecting with your pet via your smartphone.
This one also gives you more flexibility and standout benefits than other feeders. For example, as long as your smartphone has Wi-Fi, the Smart Camera of WOpet automatic cat feeder can help you see, interact, and play with your pets even when you are away. Furthermore, you can also share those great moments on social media.
But this automatic cat feeder with a camera can dispense food according to the schedule set even when you lose Wi-Fi. Overall, this feeder is ideal for someone who wants to see their pets and talk with them when they go on vacation or a business trip.
09. Antblocker 4.5L Automatic Cat Feeder
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Thanks to the APP, this automatic cat feeder with a camera can set up the portions of a meal at any time and from any place. I also like the HD audio video recording function and HD camera because I can see the pet, listen to and talk to him or her even when you aren’t at home. It is possible for you to share those funny moments on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media.
The food put in this feeder is kept fresh for a few days without losing their taste and smell. When I come back home, I just need to remove the dispenser tray and clean it with water, which gives this easy-to-clean automatic cat feeder a big plus.
However, this one cat feeder item is suitable only for a small and medium pet; therefore, someone with larger cats or pets should look for other larger automatic cat feeder that I would like to introduce later.
10. SureFeed Microchip Cat Feeder
As I have researched for a long period of time, SureFeed Microchip automatic cat feeder with collar is a wonderful solution for multi-pet households in which cats often steal the food of each other. It works by only opening after recognizing or identifying the cat’s microchip or RFID collar tag. Furthermore, the collar also prevents other cats from approach this automatic cat feeder by closing when your pet moves away.
I have two cats, Lucy and Tom; therefore, I bought two SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder items for them. They are now happy to enjoy their food without interfering.
Furthermore, the bowl is designed to be sealed well; therefore, foods are always kept fresh and free of flies. Because of those advantages and standout features, it is not surprising when the cost is a little pricy – about $140.
However, the only problem is that it is a little bit smaller than I anticipated and I have to refill the bowl too often. So, I wish it had a large version for big cats. Anyway, it is still the best investment for multi-pet households.
11. Qpets Automatic Cat Feeder
Most automatic cat feeder only serves the same food within a day or a few days and it seems impossible for me to change my cat’s food. Therefore, when I saw the Qpets Automatic Pet Feeder, knowing that it allows you to feed your cat 6 different meals on a regular schedule during the day, I wanted to buy it immediately.
The 6 compartments can contain dry, wet or packaged moist foods while the lid lock keeps the food stay in the stray until the next feeding time comes. Furthermore, a reasonable price also gives cat lovers another reason to buy this 6-day automatic cat feeder that is ideal for someone who has to be away for a weekend and wants to change their cat’s diet.
The clock is easy for you to set the schedule for 6 meals but you can only set the whole time ( such as 6.00, 7.00, etc) not other intervals (like 6.30, 7.45, etc).
12. Lentek 6-Day Automatic CAT Dish
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Another 6-day automatic cat feeder I have the chance to buy is Lentek 6-Day Automatic Pet Dish that also proved to be the best choice for someone who often has week-day vacations.
It has 6 compartments and each compartment can contain 2/3 cup of dry food and 5-1/2 ounces of wet food; therefore, I can change my cat’s diet even when I have to be away for 6 days. Furthermore, the timer is so accurate and lid rotation will stop when it feels the resistance.
This one also has many other standout features: much more affordable than other similar items, simple to set-up, variable timing and easy-to-clean.
But I wish it had a version for 7 days that can be suitable for cat owners who often have vacation or business trip for a week. However, it is still the best investment if you want something simple and effective that dispense different kinds of food on a regular schedule for 6 days.
13. PAWISE Automatic CAT Feeder
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This refrigerated automatic cat feeder which is designed for small cats, and pets is simple, inexpensive and low-tech (that can be a pro or a con, depending on your needs and purposes).
Its timer is actually a countdown of time, not a clock; therefore, you set the number of hours that you want this item to open for the next meal. This automatic cat feeder works on a single AA battery, so the timer will function well as long as these batteries are inserted.
This one is designed to fit the needs of cat owners who have to be away for 2 days because its control system can provide cats 2 meals within 2 days and the ice pack keeps refrigerated foods fresh as long as 48 hours whether you are away or at home.
Everything works perfectly as I expected but the material that is a little flimsy should be improved for the better. I wish the bowl was made of stainless steel or something with high-grade quality.
14. Surefeed Automatic cat Feeder For Wet Food
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Surefeed Automatic Pet Feeder that is designed to contain wet food and keep it always fresh for the scheduled meals is a perfect solution for muti-pet households especially when your pets often steal the food of each other and you do not know whether they eat enough or not.
I bought this automatic cat feeder for wet food a month ago and until now, it is working very well. This one has four sensors that can identify or recognize the microchip in my cat’s neck to only open for them to eat. When my cats go away, this feeder will close to keep food fresh and prevent other pets from the approach the food bowl.
The Surefeed automatic cat feeder for multiple cats runs on four C batteries, which is a pro and con. The pro side is that you can refill the dish with food and clean the bowl easily and fast by moving the dish around. The con is that the battery-powered feeder needs replacing periodically.
This cat feeder is sturdy but small; therefore, I highly recommended this one for your small cat or nibbler.
15. JEMPET Automatic cat Feed
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I have searched and read numerous reviews of similar products before deciding to buy this one. In other products, some cat owners and cat lovers often complain about how their pets step on the buttons and make foods to be dispensed ahead of the scheduled time. The JEMPET Automatic Pet Feed is different as it has a button on the bottom, so you have to push it to activate the system. That is a big plus for this product.
Furthermore, the pets often try to unlatch the lid to get the extra food. Knowing that JEMPET designed this one not only with a strong lid securing via a tab that goes into in the back but also the recessed button locking down the front; therefore, it is impossible for cats to open it.
Besides, other products can stop function suddenly especially it runs out of its power. The JEMPET automatic cat feeder is designed with the low battery warning light that tells us the time to replace. This feeder can be plugged directly to the wall using cable.
This plugin automatic cat feeder has 5 trays that can provide food multi meals for 5 days and each day has 5 meals. This one is suitable for cat owners or cat lovers who have to be away for a few days but still want to feed their cats a healthy and balanced diet with dry food and semi-wet food.
16. Petnet SmartFeeder (2nd Generation)
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Petnet SmartFeeder is definitely a smart automatic cat feeder that requires the Wi-Fi and a wireless router 2.4 Ghs to function and sends the signals to your Smartphone. At the first impression, I really like the compact and sleek design and the super-secured lid.
This Smartphone controlled cat feeder helps to control your pet’s feeding ay time and anywhere even when you aren’t at home. The all thing you need is an Android or IOS smartphone.
Buying this automatic cat feeder, I now no longer worry about my cat’s feeding time when I have to work or go on a vacation. Through the smartphone, I can make it dispense the cat food with voice command. Furthermore, I also know when is the last time my cat was fed, how much food was left and even receive the picture of my pet eating.
Moreover, thanks to the Petnet app, I can know the recommended personal and suitable meal portion my cat needs for a healthy and balanced diet by providing the information about my pet’s breed, weight, age, and activity level.
17. amzdeal Automatic Cat Feeder
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This automatic feeder has a unique design that looks like a robot or alien. What I like about this dual automatic cat feeder is that it can be directly plugged into the wall with a USB cord or it can be powered by batteries that can be used as a backup solution if electric goes off.
Using this feeder that has four meal settings can help you customize the food portions and feeding time even when you are away to ensure that your cat is fed a healthy and balanced diet. I also can record my voice for up to 20 seconds and that will call my pets to enjoy the meal when I am not at home. Furthermore, its food capacity is larger than other similar automatic cat feeders as it can last for up to two weeks without refilling the food.
Furthermore, the best part I have tested is that the correct sensor can detect the food in the bowl and stop putting more food when it is full. Therefore, I don’t have any need to clean the food that spills or gets stuck in the hole of the dispenser when this machine is working. I really love this plugin automatic cat feeder. Super happy for this purchase.
The automatic cat feeder now makes feeding cats become easier and more convenient especially for busy cat owners. But finding the best one takes time for you to consider each product’s pros and cons. I and my cat guarantee that these cat feeder brands are worth trying and the investment won’t make you disappointed.