Cat Food Dispensers Reviews 2015
Cat food dispensers are a great solution to feed your cat when you are away from home but to buy one can be confusing. Don’t worry, here you will find a very complete selection of the most popular cat food dispensers with pros and cons and very objective analysis of each one of them. Our ultimate goal is to help you decide the most suitable solution for you and your pet.
Before reading the reviews:
- It’s important to mention that in most cases, people have to adjust the portions of meals through the trial-and-error method when buying an automatic feeder first time.
- Cats are very unique and versatile animals and the reaction your pet has to any of these devices is unpredictable. However, these reviews will give you a good idea of what to expect and what works better for each type of cat.
- Stars rating are overall based on customer reviews for verified purchases and amount of reviews. Ratings may be subject to change.
- The list is classified in automatic dry food feeders, secondly wet food feeders and finally gravity cat food dispensers.
For full review with Pros and Cons, click the link of your preference:
AUTOMATIC CAT FEEDERS DRY FOOD (Highest to lowest rating)
PET FEEDSTER USA PF-10 CAT 4+ Stars Rating
The Pet Feedster USA PF-10 CAT, is especially adjusted to feed cats. An attached chute prevents those paws from stealing food and a refined Flex-Feeder auger handles any type of cat food sizes and shapes.
The special version for cats it’s cat proof, you won’t worry anymore about your smart cat breaking into the feeder because its design has eliminated all the flaws the cat discovers in other typical feeders.
Pet Feedster CAT version is suitable:
- If you have a food-driven cat
- For very smart cats that manipulate and can open everything
- If your cat needs to lose weight
- To feed cats several times a day small amounts of food at a time
- To cat owners that need a reliable unit while at work or traveling
- If you want to recuperate your morning sleep
- If you need a unit that can be powered with AC adapter and batteries simultaneously. FULL REVIEW
PET FEEDSTER AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER 4+ Stars Rating
The Pet Feedster Pet Feeder and its special version for cats (above) are one of the best automatic pet feeders in the market; it allows you to feed your cat up to 5 times by day and you can set different portions of food to be dispensed at a time.
Each portion can be setup from one tablespoon up to 6 cups of kibbles. For example, if you want your pet to eat 4 times a day and the strongest meal to be dispensed in the morning with half cup of dry food and then one tablespoon each meal (the following 3 meals) you can do that with this automatic feeder.
This automatic feeder is suitable for:
- Cats and dogs
- Pets on a diet
- Pets that need to eat several times a day, up to 5 times
- If you want to feed your cat with different amounts of food, from few kibbles to big amounts of food at a time
- Pets obsessed with food
- If you want to feed 2 cats or 2 small dogs that can eat together
- If you want a feeder that can performance with AC adapter and batteries at the same time. FULL REVIEW
CAT FOOD DISPENSER CSF-3 “SUPER FEEDER” 4+ Stars Rating
The CSF-3 Super Feeder is also one of the best and most reliable automatic cat feeders in the market. The best performance and accuracy is guaranteed if you feed your pet with round/spherical small size pellets (1/4″ diameter), but also works with bigger pellet size, up to 1/2″ diameter. The digital timer along with a very dependable feeder allow you to be away from home for several days.
This food dispenser is great for any type of cat and especially for:
- Cats in a weight control program or with diabetes.
- Cats that eat too fast (by capacity to be set to dispense a few kibble at a time throughout the day)
- Smart cats obsessed with food
- Feeding two cats
- If your pet is allergic to plastic (you can adapt this feeder to use it with stainless steel bowl).
- Long period of time away from home (it could even be used with home automation system or/and web based system). FULL REVIEW
AUTOMATIC COMBO CSF-3XL “SUPER FEEDER” 4+ Stars Rating
This is the CSF-3 Super Feeder that comes in a combo with a 24 cups capacity hopper and analog timer. You can find the same combo version of the Super Feeder with digital timer. The CSF-3XL combo is an excellent and dependable automatic feeder if you have to be away from home for several days.
The performance of this unit is guaranteed with round/spherical small size pellet 1/4″ diameter. The unit also works with bigger pellet sizes, up to 1/2″ diameter. This combo is especially recommendable for:
- Cats under a weight control program
- If your cat has diabetes
- Cats that eat too fast (by setting it to dispense a few pellets at a time throughout the day)
- Wild cats obsessed with food
- Feeding two cats.
- If your pet is allergic to plastic (you can adapt this feeder to use it with stainless steel bowl).
- When you have to be away from home for several days (it can be used with home automation system or/and web based system).FULL REVIEW
PETNET SMARTFEEDER 4+ Stars Rating
Petnet SmartFeeder is a smart automatic pet feeder that allows you to program and control your cat’s feeding activity through your iOS device, SmartPhone or iPad.
You can program a fully customized feeding schedule and size portions anytime, anywhere from your iOS device. Also, you can adjust the feeding speed, keeping your cat from eating too fast.
The size of portions are from 1/16 cup (0.5 Oz) up to 1 1/2 cups (12 Oz) at a time and they can be programmed individually, such as big breakfast and small dinners. You can program as many scheduled feedings as you would like within the App.
Petnet SmartFeeder is suitable for:
- Busy cat owners that mainly use their Smartphone
- To feed a single cat
- Cats that need to lose weight
- People with unpredictable working hours that need to manage remotely their cat feeding activity.
- If you forget to buy cat food and need to be reminded
- If you like the idea of having a cat nutritionist on your iOS Apps. FULL REVIEW
PETSTATION AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER (NEW MOBILE GENERATION FEEDER)
Pet Station connects to wireless internet and allows you to watch your pet when eating through a built-in camera that turns on with Skype video calls. The high quality camera image has image capture function too so you can take pictures of your cat.
This unit has the ability to host Skype sotfware and it features outcoming and incoming video calls to your smart phone. This means you can make video calls from your smart phone to your pet (feeder) and your pet can make video calls to your smart phone as well (by setting the unit to do so, see more details in review).
You can add PetStation to your smart phone apps library and so you can control the feeder, setting a feeding schedule, changing it, programing a Smart Call or make a remote feed at anytime. The unit runs on AC/DC adapter. FULL REVIEW
PETSAFE HEALTHY PET SIMPLY FEED 4+ Stars Rating
Petsafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed allows you to fully customize your pet feeding needs. With its special design you can program a big breakfast and a small dinner, for example. The minimum amount to be dispensed is from 1/8-cup and up to 4 cups at a time.
Also, you can program each meal to be dispensed whenever you need, up to 12 meals by day, without preset schedules or intervals between each meal.
Petsafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed is suitable:
- For small and medium size cats
- If you need to feed your cat several times a day in small amounts at a time (1/8 cup =1 Oz.)
- Cats that inhale the food when eating
- If you want a fully customizable unit (meal time and portions). FULL REVIEW
CROWN MAJESTIC DIAMOND SERIES V3 PET FEEDER 4+ Stars Rating
Crown Majestic is a pet feeder that allows you to feed your cat and at the same time to supply a water station system, attached to the feeder .
This automatic pet feeder is suitable for dogs and cats and has a maximum capacity of 4.4 Lbs of dry food with the extended transparent container. The feeder has a special voice recording system so you can call your pet to eat when you are not home.
In order to assemble the unit, you don’t need to use tools. This automatic pet feeder works with or without the water dispensing system.
This automatic feeder is recommended for:
- Smart cats obsessed with food.
- Cats that eat regular spherical rounded shaped kibble (1/4″ diameter)
- Cats on a diet if they eat 2 times a day, every 12 hours.
- Feeding two cats if they eat 4 times a day, every 6 hours. FULL REVIEW.
CAT MATE C3000 AUTOMATIC DRY FOOD DISPENSER 3+ Stars Rating
This automatic feeder allows you to feed your pet if you are home or leave the backup setting when you are away.
The Cat Mate C3000 can be programmed to feed up to 3 meals per day, each from a minimum of 1/3 Oz up to cups at a time.
This unit works only with batteries.
I recommend this food dispenser, especially:
- For cats that eat 1/2″ diameter size pellet food. This feeder is accurate in dispensing food, if using the appropriate pellet’s size.
- If your pet is used to a feeding schedule up to 3 times by day. FULL REVIEW
WIRELESS WHISKERS AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
Wireless Whiskers automatic pet feeder gives you a real solution to your multi-pet feeding problems.
This feeder works with a wireless tag that is attached to your cat’s collar and it activates the feeder to open when a daily portion is available in your pet’s diet.
This intelligent automatic feeder has the ability to measure, set and control the daily food intake for one, two or more cats or dogs (up to 8 pets) individually. It feeds all your pets keeping each one away from each other’s food.
I recommend this automatic feeder:
- If your cat eats too fast (Portion Control feature)
- If you want to feed more than one cat, controlling the intake of each.
- If you want to stop your chubby cat from stealing the other cat’s food.
- If you have a dog and a cat and want to stop them from eating each other’s food.
- If you need to put your cat (or cats) on a loss weight diet. FULL REVIEW
ERGO AUTO PET FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
This automatic pet feeder comes in small, medium and large size for different sized pets and pellets. The Ergo Auto Pet feeder allows you to feed your cat up to 8 times by day, each meal can be set with its own measurement (e.g. big breakfast and small dinner). With its digital timer, you can program each meal to go from a few kibbles (5 or 6 kibbles) up to cups of dry food at a time. This automatic feeder is recommendable if you want to:
- Feed your cat several times a day (up to 8).
- Feed your pet a different portion for each meal (for example, big breakfasts and small dinners).
- Customize a feeding schedule for your cat (e.g. feeder releasing food only on the weekends).
- Feeding multi-cat households
- Put your cat on a diet. FULL REVIEW
MOTA PERFECT DINNER PET FOOD DISPENSER (Old Version) 3+ Stars Rating
This automatic food dispenser can be set to dispense up to 3 meals by day with a minimum of ¼ cup of dry food and up to 1.5 cups at a time. The programming is simple through the large LCD panel where you choose amounts of food to be dispensed and times according to your cat needs.
It is easy to assemble, putting together basically 3 pieces and ready to go.
I recommend this cat food dispenser for cats that:
- Are not overweight
- Are docile, not obsessed with food or determined to get extra food from the hopper.
- Feeding two cats. FULL REVIEW
QPETS AF 200 PROGRAMMABLE PET FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
Qpets AF-200 is an automatic pet feeder with a capacity of 10 lbs dry food and with the ability to dispense up to 4 times a day, from ¼ cup up to 5 cups at a time.
The bowl is removable and dishwasher safe, the hopper is transparent allowing you to see the food level.
The feeder features a personalized voice message to call your pet to eat. The unit can be setup in “Sleep Mode” at night if you don’t want the feeder to go off while you’re sleeping.
Q-Pets AF-200 runs on 4-D batteries and it features a life battery indicator. FULL REVIEW
PETMATE LE BISTRO PET AUTOMATIC FEEDER BLACK 3+ Stars Rating
This cat food dispenser is a programmable feeder which dispenses food portions up to 3 times per day.
The portion range is from ¼ to 3 cups per serving, so you can set small amounts of food at a time and also bigger portions.
If you get this feeder, use it under these conditions:
- If you don’t have a feeding schedule for your pet.
- If your cat is not overweight.
- If you don’t mind your cat reaching extra food from the chute. FULL REVIEW
LARGE CAPACITY AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
This food dispenser has a pet proof lock on the lid that protects the food from your cat, especially if your pet is always trying to get extra food. You can also record a customized personal message for your pet to call it when eating time comes.
This food dispenser has also an alarm that sounds when feeding schedule expires. It has a LCD clock easy to read, microphone built-in, speaker and indicator when battery is low. This feeder could work only if :
- You use at least ½” diameter size pellet food.
- You don’t mind re-programming the feeder every time you turn it off. FULL REVIEW
MOTA PERFECT DINNER PET FEEDER (Newest Version) 3+ Stars Rating
MOTA Perfect Dinner Pet Feeder with its new version, it has the ability to dispense up to 6 times a day, from 1/3 cup to 6 1/3 cup at a time, allowing you to adjust the portion size you want your pet to eat.
MOTA’s transparent hopper has a large capacity of 7 lbs, this way you don’t worry of filling the hopper often.
The unit features a large LCD screen that displays time, meals to be served in a day, meal size and meals served. This way you have a good control over your pet’s feeding schedule and food intake.
The feeder features a built-in microphone to record your voice calling your cat to eat.
I recommend this unit:
- To feed 2 cats
- To feed dogs. FULL REVIEW
PETMATE INFINITY CAT FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
This cat food dispenser is programmable to dispense 1, 2 or 3 meals per day. You can customize the feeding schedule according to your needs, programming, for example, the time for your cat to get breakfast, lunch and dinner .
The Petmate Infinity dispenses from ¼ cup to 2 cups of dry food at a time.
The hopper has a large capacity of 5 lb of dry food. The bowl is removable and dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. FULL REVIEW.
AUTOMATIC WET & DRY FOOD FEEDERS (Highest to lowest rating)
FEED AND GO AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER 4+ Stars Rating
Feed and Go is a very unique automatic cat feeder that can be setup and controlled through the internet.
The unit features a built-in webcam and microphone that allows you to watch your pet while he or she is eating and record a 6-sec personal message calling your pet to eat.
The Feed and Go has internal Wi-Fi that connects to your home internet network. It works with AC/DC adapter and runs on US Volt standard. The unit feeds up to 6 meals with 8 Oz. capacity. FULL REVIEW
I recommend this feeder to:
- Diabetic cats
- Obese cats
- Slowing down your cat’s eating by splitting each meal in smaller parts with minutes in between.
- A cat that has broken into any previous feeder
- People without regular working hours.
- As a wet food feeder complementing an automatic dry food feeder.
SUREFEED MICROCHIP PET FEEDER 4+ Stars Rating
SureFeed Microchip is a microchip selective feeder that allows cats to eat by recognizing their microchip implant’s ID or the ID in the collar tag. Sensors located on the hoop recognize the ID code and opens a lid for the authorized cat to eat.
The unit works with RFID technology and can store up to 32 different identities, allowing more than one cat to eat from the feeder. SureFeed is compatible with any microchip code worldwide. This RFID selective feeder is excellent to feed cats with special dietary needs or feeding cats that don’t get to eat because of other pets.
SureFeed microchip feeder is suitable for:
- Stopping the chubby cat, dog or other pets from eating the authorized cat’s food
- To feed several cats different food, diet or amount (by setting one unit for each)
- Feeding a cat with special RX prescription
- Isolate a sick cat’s bowl from the rest of the cats. FULL REVIEW
PETSAFE 5 MEAL ELETRONIC PET FEEDER 4 Stars Rating
This automatic feeder serves up to 5 meals by day. The first tray has a cover to protect the food and it is served at present time.
This is a unique device because it is a dish feeder with digital timer, which gives you accuracy in times. The digital timer allows you to set feeding schedule with one hour between each meal.
This feeder is ideal for any type of cat and especially for:
- To use it during the day if your cat eats 3 or more times a day.
- To use it for multiple days with 1 or 2 meals by day.
- For diabetic cats. FULL REVIEW
CAT MATE C10 AUTOMATIC CAT FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
The Cat Mate C10 is an automatic pet feeder with a very simple concept that allows you to feed your cat one meal at a selected time. It works with an analog timer and the meal can be programmed within a 24 hours period.
- This automatic feeder is perfect for:
- Docile cats that won’t try to break into the unit.
- Pets with specific regular meals on a diet.
- As a complement to other automatic feeding systems.
- Feeding 2 cats one meal if they can eat together. FULL REVIEW
CAT MATE C20 AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
Automatic cat feeder designed to feed one or two pets when you are away from home for a couple of days. This food dispenser has two compartments where food is kept fresh by ice packs located underneath of the trays. I recommend this feeder for:
- Feeding a docile cat (not obsessed with food)
- Feeding two cats with two meals by day if they can eat together from the same tray.
- Feeding your pet moist and dry food. FULL REVIEW
CAT MATE C50 AUTOMATIC CAT FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
The automatic dish feeder serves up to 5 meals with a rotating lid system and 5 slots where you can put moist or dry food. The first meal is served at present time and it is covered by a lid.
The Cat Mate C50 works with analog timer and you can setup feeding times with a minimum of 4 hours between each meal, with 90-hours total range meal time program.
The unit works with 1 AA battery (not included) FULL REVIEW.
6-MEAL LCD AUTOMATIC CAT FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
This dish food dispenser has microphone, speaker and low battery indicator that allows you to make sure your feeder will work. It has programmable feeding sequences up to 6 meals by day.
You can record a personal message calling your pet to eat and if your cat is food driven, a new design lid lock keeps the food safe.
This dish feeder is special for:
- Feeding a docile cat
- Feeding your pet wet and dry food
- Feeding your diabetic cat.
- Feeding a cat on a diet. FULL REVIEW
WONDER BOWL SELECTIVE PET FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
Wonder Bowl automatic feeder works with infrared technology that allows the unit to open the lid only to the pet that is wearing the unique tag on its collar.
This automatic feeder is suitable for multi-pet households and to feed cats on a prescription diet. The unit includes a unique tag for the pet you want to feed.
Wonder Bowl operates with 3 D-cell batteries and also can be plugged in with AC adapter (not included). FULL REVIEW
LENTEK-6 DAY AUTOMATIC CAT FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
Lentek 6-day automatic feeder dish is designed for your pet to get six meals when you are not home, one of them served at present time. This unit has 6 slots and each one holds 2/3 cup of dry food or 5-1/2 Oz. of wet food. This feeder has to be used under these conditions:
- If you are willing to set the feeder with a minimum of 6 hours in advance of feeding time (it doesn’t have clock as just works with intervals).
- If you don’t want to use it for long periods away from home.
- If your cat is docile, not a smart “locksmith” type pet. FULL REVIEW
PETSAFE 2-MEAL AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER 3+ Stars Rating
Petsafe 2-meal allows you to feed your pet two meals within 24 hours or one meal every 24 hours or whenever time you want to program the unit up to 48 hours length in advance. Minimum interval between each meals is 2 hours.
Each tray has 1.5 cups capacity to hold dry food. The Petsafe 2-meal is designed to feed dry food but some customers have managed to use it with wet food, freezing the food before placing it on the trays.
The Petsafe 2-meal is easy to use, you have to fill the compartments with food and set the meal time on each tray, according to the times you want your cat to eat. The unit uses 1 AA battery that lasts approximately one year. FULL REVIEW
SHARPER IMAGE PET FEEDER WITH MOTION SENSOR 3+ Stars Rating
Sharper Image is an automatic dish feeder that keeps your pet’s food fresh and clean because its lids are closed all the time and they only open when a sensor detects your pet motion.
When your pet gets close to the feeder, in front of it, the sensor detects the movement and it opens the feeder’s lids, exposing the food for your pet to eat.
This is a good solution if you place the bowl on a patio or similar and want to keep flies away from the food.
The unit is easy to clean and it features a removable bowl which is dishwasher safe. Sharper Image automatic pet feeder operates with 2 AA batteries that are not included. FULL REVIEW
CAT FOOD DISPENSERS GRAVITY (Highest to lowest rating)
PETSAFE FEEDER WITH STAINLESS STEEL BOWL 4+ Stars Rating
This cat food dispenser has a gravity food system and also a dishwasher safe removable stainless steel bowl. This unit is a good solution if you want to forget about pouring food every day to your cat’s bowl.
This feeder is recommendable to be used under these conditions:
- If you don’t have your cat on a diet.
- If your cat is well disciplined with food.
- If you want to feed several cats.
- If your pet is allergic to plastic (and you fit all the conditions above). FULL REVIEW
BERGAN PETITE GOURMET FEEDER & WATERER 4+ Stars Rating
These feeder and waterer are very sturdy units which is good because they offer good stability. The Bergan Petite feeder works through gravity, which means it does not work with timers so you cannot set a feeding schedule for your pet. This feeder+waterer combo is ideal for:
- Feeding and supplying water to two cats.
- To be used indoors, not exposing the feeder and waterer to external elements.
- For cats that don’t have feeding schedule.
- If you don’t have your cat on a diet, you just want to eliminate the task of pouring food every day to a feeder. FULL REVIEW
BERGAN PET FEEDER TRAVEL 4+ Stars Rating
Bergan Pet Feeder Travel has a special design to feed your pet when you are traveling. With this unique system you can feed your cat and continue your travel, that easy.
The feeder features a snap-on lid and a rotating bowl that you can swing open to feed your cat and swing it shut when your pet is done eating. The unit keeps the food fresh and free of contamination.
With a handle on the lid the feeder is easy to carry without spilling food and you can control how much the bowl gets filled by how far you open the bowl. The Bergan Travel feeder is suitable for:
- Cats and small pets
- Pets not obsessed with food
- For travels. FULL REVIEW
CAT FOOD BALL SLIMCAT TOY FOOD DISPENSER 4+Stars Rating
Even though this ball toy food dispenser is not an automatic solution, I recommend it with no reserves for cats that eat any size of food (you can adjust the holes on it). It is a very good toy to re-educate your cat if your pet shows bad eating behavior, for example, eating too fast and stealing your other pet’s food. It is also perfect to keep your indoor cat active. This toy feeder is especially for cats that:
- Are overweight and need to exercise
- Have anxiety
- Show bad eating behaviors
- Eat too fast
- Steal other pet’s food. FULL REVIEW
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