A Life Saver
I have a diabetic dog that needs to eat at a certain time every morning and evening. Then within an hour he needs to get his insulin. It has been very difficult because he wants to eat at 6:00 am and then again at 4:00 pm. Getting up that early every day was not easy, but for over 2 years that has been the program. Recently, I had to be someplace and couldn't be home by 4:00. I found this amazing product. The first night I put the food in both bowls and set the timer for 6:00. Around 6:00 I heard him crunching away on his food. He did this all on his own!!! He can smell the food in the containers, but he has gotten used to it. I have actually found him waiting for it to open. It isn't a fancy feeder. At $40.00 you get what you pay for compared to other fancier products, but I love this dual feeder for a MAIN reason: I can't give his shot unless he has eaten and many other feeders on the market have a large hopper that shoots the food out...so, how would I know it worked and that he actually ate the food? When the lid opens and the food is gone I am assured he ate and it is safe to give the shots.
ProsEasy to clean, works well, simple mechanical workings,
Good for diabetic dog who needs to eat and you know if the food is gone he ate. Other feeders have hoppers and you don't know for sure if the food dropped so it is dangerous to give shot if no food on board.
ConsThis feeder could use a bell as an audible signal to the pet.
There is no on/off switch so the little timer dial continues to move (no big deal, really)
The timer is in numbers and clicks off by the hour (not a real timer). BUT, it isn't very accurate and there is a little play in the dial. I set it for a time and then slightly move the knob to make sure it opens earlier than the time set.