One for your Cat or Dog, and one for your Aquarium Fish
Pets - Aren't they just wonderful? Whether you have a dog or a cat or perhaps a tank of beautiful fish, you will be needing pet supplies, specifically cat and dog supplies or aquarium supplies. And as we pet owners all need to get away once in a while, having an automatic pet feeder can be the answer to your dreams!Credit: wikicommons
I don't mean that your pooch or pussy cat should be left alone to fend for themselves for an extended period, but while you are at work or out for the night, an automatic pet feeder is a real plus. With an automatic pet feeder, your cat or dog cannot 'binge' all their allotted food in one go - as they do. This can cause severe health problems, such as bloat, constipation and even diabetes. An automatic pet feeder can easily be set to dispense a measured amount of dry food throughout a set time period, thereby ensuring your cat or dog will remain nourished and happy throughout your absence.
Here is a quality cat and dog feeder, called the Petmate Le Bistro Portion-Control Automatic Pet Feeder. With its sturdy design and easy to see food hopper, it has proven a winner with happy customers. Here are some of its features:
- Automatic feeder can be programmed to dispense up to 3 meals per day
- Dispenses up to 3 cups of food per serving
- Use dry dog or cat food only
- Assembles quickly and easily with no tools necessary
As I mentioned above, pet owners love it, and have left some very positive reviews:
"We purchased this feeder for our small cat. Just received yesterday. It will dispense in 1/4 cup increments up to 2 cups, 3 times per day. It is VERY easy to program ... The bowl/chute combo covers the hopper entrance very effectively to prevent a clever cat from accessing the food. A paddle wheel inside rotates to dispense the food, but the paddles are sectioned and made of soft flexible material to prevent jamming."
"Hands down, this is the best value for the money ... I used to own a pet sitting company and I have seen every kind of pet feeder there is."
"Fantastic Machine, period ... VERY easy and intuitive to use, is not easily sabotaged by overly intelligent felines, delivers well measured (not perfect, but close enough) portions when it is needed. The bowl is removable for cleaning and it has an AC port."
Happy people and happy dogs and cats is what it is ALL about I guess!
And now for those of you who own a fresh or marine aquarium. Unlike the dog and cat owners there is nothing to stop you from having a vacation - except for the feeding of those precious fish. While there are disolveable feed block and the like, none are truly effective and nobody wants to come home to be greeted by a tank full of expensive and once beautiful dead fish!
The answer is an electronic fish feeder. It will dispense just the right amount of food, (that you set), each time period that you also set for up to six weeks. Heck, some aquarium owners like and trust it so much, they use it to feed their fish even when they're home - a great way to prevent dangerous overfeeding.
This model is the EHEIM Everyday Fish Feeder Programmable Automatic Food Dispenser. It plugs into the mains, has an easy to read electronic display and is water resistant and very sturdy. Here are some of its features:
- Great for everyday use whether you are home or away
- Set it and let if feed your fish everyday
- Convenient worry-free feeding for healthy fish
- Easy to set up and use and includes easy start guide
- Integrated fan and ventilation system keeps the food dry
Just like the Le Bistro pet feeder above, this EHEIM product is a hit with customers. Some of there thoughts for your consideration:
"I purchased this after a friend of mine had the same one on his tank for over 1.5 years. It has also worked beautifully for me too. The digital display is easy to set ... I also like the fact that it has a manual feed button, so I can provide a feeding whenever I want to without disrupting the preset times."
"I highly recommend the Eheim brand and this particular feeder ... I have used these units for 8 months now without problem."
"Very good and reliable. You can program it for a a lot of feeds during the day with one or two turns of the food drum ... You can program the feeder to, at each programmed time, rotate not just one time, but two times, one minute apart. Why? It should leave some time to slower fish to feed too, the fast fishes rush on the first serving, and on the second serving they are not so desperate, and leave some food the the shy fishes. Very clever and useful!"
It is no wonder this automatic pet feeder is so popular.
Whatever and whoever your pets, enjoy them won't you - and enjoy the freedom and peace of mind of owning an automatic pet feeder.
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(price as of Oct 7, 2016)