For many people, our pets are part of our family. We want to make sure they are well cared for, looked after and happy. An automatic pet food dispenser gives you a number of advantages. Firstly, because this is a pet feeder with a timer, you can programme it to dispense food at the same time everyday. This is really important for getting your pet into a regular routine and assisting with training, but it also means you don’t have to worry about not being there at those set times. You’ll be able to enjoy a weekend lie in, or pop to the shop on the way home without worrying about the fact that your four legged friend is sitting by his bowl, hungry.
Just like us, there are some pets that will happily eat everything put in front of them. One of the great advantages of an automatic dog feeder (or cat feeder) is the fact you can control exactly how much food your pet has access to at any one time. This pet food dispenser lets you choose from 10 different portion sizes, ranging from 0.25 cups to 2.5 cups. The type of dry food or kibble you’re feeding will determine just how much each of these portions weigh so we recommend checking before you set up your schedule.
If you’re feeding at the same time every day your pet will soon get into a routine and be waiting for his or her food. They will also be able to smell the fresh food in the bowl and hear the sound of the food being dispensed. You can also use the feeder to record a 6 second voice message so you can call pooch to his dinner.
You should only use dry food, biscuits or kibble with this pet feeder. Wet food may block the mechanisms and will spoil if left for any period of time. Where a dog shouldn’t be left alone for more than 6 hours, cats will be OK for up to 48 hours* so long as there is access to food and fresh water. Foods like meat, or packets of cat and dog food in gravy or jelly, will attract bacteria if left for this amount of time and could potentially make your pet ill. It is also advisable to check how your dry food pellets are dispensed before you leave your pet alone. Small pellets of food work best, extra large biscuits can get stuck, so always do a couple of trial runs.
This pet feeder with timer has been designed to stop your animal accessing the hopper and eating all the food in one go. The lid and body clamps are tamper proof and should stop all but the most persistent pets. But whilst the clamps help stop unauthorised access, they are still easy enough for humans to open and close.
The large capacity of this feeder makes it ideal for dogs, but you could also use it with cats. If you have a multiple cat household, and they don’t mind sharing, this feeder lets you dispense more food from a single unit rather than having to purchase multiple small units. It may also work with some rabbit or guinea pig pellets, although the unit isn’t guaranteed to be rodent proof and if they are regular chewers of everything this unit isn’t advised.
The wide variety of options available with this feeder can make the initial setup appear a bit daunting, but if you follow the instructions in the manual it is actually quite straight forward. If you misplace your manual you can download another from this website, or contact our Customer Services Team for assistance.
*Taken as an average from online advice. We recommend someone checks on your animals regularly even if you are away in case of any unforeseen circumstance affects their environment.
Schedule and structure your pet’s meal times with the easy to use, low power consumption Andrew James 90 Day Automatic Pet Feeder. Great for household pets which require weight control by limiting feed portions. Suitable for a range of household animals, including dogs, cats and rabbits.
Programmable Feed Times
Program the pet feeder up to 4
feed times a day.
Built In Microphone
Record a personal message for your pet.
Hopper Locking Clips
The pet food hopper features clips to prevent
greedy pets wanting more.
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1 and 4 times a day.
There are 10 portion sizes to choose from, ranging from ¼ of a cup to 2 ½ cups of food.
4 x D size batteries.
Our pets are part of our family and, just like our children, rely on us to keep them happy and healthy. We’ve read a variety of articles and sources to come up with this list of of top tips for feeding your cat your dog.
Tip 1: Clean, fresh, water should always be available. Make sure there’s always a bowl of water within reach and that you change it regularly.
Tip 2: Make sure food is stored correctly. Open cans should be covered and stored in the fridge. Use them within two days, write the date on them if you have multiple open cans. Resealable packets should be made airtight and used up before their use by date. Dry food can be stored in an airtight metal or plastic box, a great idea if you’re buying large sacks for big dogs. Put a sticker on the side so you know the use by date and ensure it is emptied and cleaned out before you add any new food.
Tip 3: Scrap the scraps. Those puppy dog eyes may be irresistible but you have to be the stronger mammal. Treats should make up no more than 10% of your pet’s daily caloric intake and make sure you adjust their meals to maintain a healthy balance. Good behaviour can be rewarded with fuss, attention and play rather than food treats, something that is not only better for your pet, it’s cheaper for you. Human food is not pet food and there are some things you should never give to your dog. These include;
To make sure you know exactly what, when and how much you should be feeding your pet take the advice of your vet.
This automatic pet feeder does make a noise when it dispenses the food, and this may be initially unsettling if your dog has a nervous disposition. Cat owners will often rub catnip around something new to encourage them to accept it, but catnip has varying effects on dogs, ranging from absolutely nothing to a mild sedative effect. Ainise is the herb that most accurately replicates that ‘happy’ catnip effect in dogs so you may want to try this when you introduce something new to your dog’s routine. Remember to only give your dogs a small bit at a time as too much can upset stomachs, so take a vet’s advice first.