Best 7 Automatic Cat Feeder Wet Food Comparison Chart 2016

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Looking for the best automatic feeder to feed your pet wet food?  Before going to the comparison chart I need to mention that these types of feeders have to be used very wisely because as they hold wet food the smell of this really entices your pet in trying to defeat the feeder.  So, the first suggestion is to consider your cat’s personality (if your cat is highly motivated to get food, that’s not a good sign) and the second tip is to never put the wet food in the feeder in front of your cat.

The criteria in the following comparison chart are based on common problems that buyers encounter after they have purchased the wrong item.  That’s why on this table you will find useful information that will help you to decide for the best solution for you and your cat.

Products and stars ratings have been updated to 2016, according to customers reviews.


Suitable for: Cats or Small Pets Eating Wet Food, Dry Food or Mix Diet / Not Suitable for: Highly Food Motivated Pets.

Feed and Go Automatic Pet Feeder – Full Review
SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder – Full Review
PetSafe 5 Meal Electronic Pet Feeder – Full Review
Cat Mate C10 Automatic Cat Feeder – Full Review
Cat Mate C20 – Full Review
Cat Mate C50 – Full Review
QPets Automatic Pet Dish 6 Meal LCD – Full Review
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Dimensions: Dimensions in inches (L x W x H). In case of dish feeders (D x H)
20.47”D x16.14” W x2.76” H12.5”D x 9.1"W x 7.87”H15 x 18 x 55.8 x 7.5 x 2.810.4 x 8.5 x 3.412.25 D x 3.25 H12.6 x 12.6 x 5
Item Weight6.5 lbs.3.3 lbs3.9 lbs12 Oz1.8 lbs4 lbs1 lb
Total Capacity3 lbs.4 4/5 cups2.5 lbs1 lb2 lbs3.12 lbs6 cups
TimerDigital timerN/ADigital timerQuartz timerQuartz timerQuartz timerLCD clock/timer
Meals b/Day (24 hr)1 up to 6 (1st at present time)Free feeding according to chosen daily intake1 up to 5 (1st at present time)1 p/ day1 up to 21 up to 5 (1st at present time)1 up to 6 (1st at present time)
Hours interval btw mealsOne minute up to daysN/A1 hour up to 4824 hoursFrom 1 up to 48From 4 up to 901 hour up to 24
Capacity each meal (tray)8 Oz.2 2/5 cups8 Oz1 lb1 lb10 Oz1 cup
Customizable Meal-time
Customizable Meal-time : It refers if meals can be programmed at the times you want, not according to fixed intervals.
N/A (free selective feeding)
Power SourceAC/DC adapterN/A4 x D cell alkaline batteries 1 x AA battery1 x AA battery1 x AA battery4 x C batteries
Battery Life IndicatorN/A
Location of BatteriesN/AAt the bottomNext to timerIn the bottomIn the bottomIn the bottomIn the bottom
Duration of Batteries (approx.)N/A6 mo to 1 yearUp to 1 yearUp to 1 yearUp to 1 yearUp to 1 year5 months
Voice Recorder
Ice Pack
Type of WarrantyRepair or replacementrepair or replaceamentRepair or replacementRepair or replacementRepair or replacementRepair or replacementReplacement on defective items
Duration of Warranty12 months3 years1 year limited3 years3 years3 years6 months limited
(*) Ratings are based on customer reviews and they could change in the future. (**) Check more details of warranty policy with the manufacturer or distributor.


1) Is it sturdy and well designed enough that your cat can’t break into the feeder trying to get more food?

Cat ready2This is important when you decide to feed your pet wet food in an automatic feeder. The answer of this is simple: the smell of wet food is very attracting for your pets so a highly- motivated- food cat or dog could get be obsessed trying to get the food from the feeder. The feeder’s  trays have to be very well protected with a strong lid.

2) Does it allow you to customize the feeding times or it only works by intervals?

Important point is the ability to be programmed whatever time you want to feed your pet. For example, if you want to feed your cat breakfast at 6 am, then lunch at 12 pm and then dinner at 8 pm you should be able to do that. Some automatic pet feeders work based on fixed intervals so you cannot really jump intervals as you please. You only can choose the first meal and then the feeder decides the next.

3) Capacity to dispense the amount of meals you want for your pet to eat by day.

If you want to feed your cat or dog 5 times a day within 12 hours for example, you have to check a feeder that is able to do that. In the chart you have to check a feeder that dispenses with minimum intervals of one hour and that has the capacity to dispense up to 5 meals within 24 hours feeding cycle.

4) Do the batteries last a long time?

Important is to have a unit that does not make you spend too much money on batteries.

5) Does the feeder have a good warranty?

It’s good to have peace of mind to receive support from the manufacturer when you purchase a product. Pay attention with the short-term warranties.

Once you chose the most suitable automatic feeder for your pet, you can find more in-depth information going to the full review.


Katlene Niven photo

Katlene Niven photo

It is very important to properly introduce your pet to using this new device. Automatic pet feeders make some noise, so it is important to slowly make your pet to get used to the new device where he will eat from.

A proper introduction of the new automatic feeder will be the difference between your pet using the new device or not using it at all. This is especially true with cats.

Introducing your cat

It is recommended to introduce your cat to the feeder by following the next 4 steps:

1. Place the new automatic feeder next to his regular bowl or dish.

2. Put your cat’s food in the exposed tray of the new unit, without using the timer. To encourage your cat to eat from the new feeder you can use its favorite food.

3. Once you see your cat comfortable eating this way retire the old regular bowl, leaving only the automatic feeder in its place.

4. Finally, you can start using the timer. It is important that you are not over your cat during this process. If your pet knows that you are around, he will demand more attention from you! This is only between your cat and his new automatic feeder 😉

If you have a dog

Dogs usually adapt more easily to an automatic feeder, but it is a good idea to supervise your pet when eating the first times from the new device, to ensure your pet won’t damage the unit, which could happen with a “big time chewer” or with a puppy.

When leaving your cat or dog alone at home, don’t forget to ask somebody to check on your pets to make sure they will be OK.

Finally, if you need to feed your cat dry food as well and need to compare the various options in the market, here you can check our comparison chart dry food automatic cat feeders with hopper.

If you have any question, feel free to write it in the comment box and I will answer as soon as I can. Good luck!


6 Responses to “Best 7 Automatic Cat Feeder Wet Food Comparison Chart 2016”

  1. ark says:

    Can you recomend any wet food feeders for locksmith cats? Bonus points if it does not have an ongoing loud ticking sound.

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hello ark, the best wet food feeder so far is the Petsafe 5-Meal Electronic pet feeder. The only downfall of this feeder is the fact that does not have ice pack, but it is possible to use it with frozen canned food and this way it does work.

  2. Jan says:

    Have been looking at the Catmate c50. Your review states you can programe intervals from 1 up to 90 hrs, but i’ve seen a product spec that indicates a minimum 4 hours between feeds. Can you confirm…?

  3. Elsie says:

    Is there an automatic cat food dispenser for wet food and one for dry food with microchip recognition for two cats using their same collar with a microchip for both dispensers?

    • Lorena Ávila says:

      Hello Elsie, you can use the Wireless Whisker to feed them dry food and use these RFID collar tags to use the SureFeed microchip to feed them wet food. The SureFeed microchip pet feeder accepts any existing RFID collar tags. Hope that helps!

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