An automatic dog food dispenser with timer feeds your dog automatically and if you stay late at work no worry, such a feeder will keep the food available on a regular schedule.
If you have a dog then you know that dogs need to eat twice a day, so keeping this schedule regular is great for the dog’s health. There are many automatic dog feeders on the market and it may be tough to choose. So this text may help.
So what is an automatic dog feeder?
In short, this is a food dispenser designed to give food to your dog automatically. This text is with the focus on feeders for dogs, but you will notice that many of the models in the list below can also be used for cats. Though, we have a separate list of automatic dispensers for cats, so have a look.
The designs may look different but it always comes to a timer where you can choose each desired feeding time and you do this one at a time, and there will be a food container as well. Advanced models will have an option to choose the amount of food dispensed.
How many times feeding per day?
I mentioned above this is usually twice a day. But younger dogs (like the one in the picture above) may need more, say three or four times for puppies under five months of age. You can always consult your vet.
Some useful tips
Here are a few things to bear in mind when you decide to by an automatic dog feeder:
- Make sure the automatic feeder is robust enough so that the dog will not destroy it in attempts to get to the food. Even if the dog is a heavy chewer, reservoirs made with galvanized steel and other similar features will be a guarantee that the systems will be secure and safe.
- Such systems should be easy to clean and easy to disassemble, and to fit into the dishwasher.
- The feeding dish also needs to be high-quality and sturdy to hold up to heavy chewing.
- Some models have options to pre-record a message for the dog. So you can set it to play when it is time to eat.
- If you have a large dog, you might need a bigger kibble that can handle a large amount of food.
- Some of the feeders operate on batteries, so use those with a long-lasting battery life, and go for models that minimize battery expenditure. You will have models that are USB powered.
- There are models here in the list that are smartphone controlled, this is something you might want to have, and they work with Alexa and with Google assistant.
So here is our list with automatic dog food dispensers with timer, these are all Amazon bestselling items with hundreds and sometimes even thousands of reports by Amazon customers. This is a dynamic list that is updated daily so the prices, discounts, ratings, and the number of reports is always accurate. You will see some new models appearing from time to time. Have a look:
- Automatic Food Dispenser Makes Feeding Hassle Free for Pets’ Dietary Health & Wellbeing. Automatic feeder can avoid overeating and avoid starvation.
- Capacity: 6L,around 6.5Lbs dry food, Size: 14.2inch * 8.3inch * 14.2inch. Suitable for small size pets, medium size pets, large size pets. Such as: Poodle, Bo Mei dog, cat, shepherd, Labrador and so on
- 2pcs Meal size(S and L,size S for small and medium size pets,such as poodles, Pomeranian, cats etc. size L for medium and large size pets,such as Shepherd, Labrador etc.), Shaking Q pet(Gift:Tumbler pet toy) for small and medium size pets only.
- 10 seconds voice recording is available to be played when feeding. 4 meals can be set at different times with different quantities. Dual power supply,Like laptop, when mains power is failed, battery power supply will be available. With three D size battery(Not included), the device can work for 2 years.
- Automatic detection and controlled feeding to avoid excessive foods. If there is a lot of food at the feeding tray and the pet didn’t eat, the machine will detect it and stop feeding according to your setting. High quality ABS housing, anti-abrasion and drop, and environment-friendly. Over 10 years experience in producing feeder, meeting European and U.S. standards, environment-friendly, and pollution free.
- FEED YOUR PET WHILE YOU’RE AWAY - Schedule up to 4 automated feedings per day using the built-in programmable timer. Program each meal time with a few button clicks on an easy to use LCD screen. Control food portions from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups per feeding. NEVER MISS A FEEDING. The WOpet feeder is wall powered and/or battery powered. In case of a power outage, the feeder will continue to function on 3 D-size batteries to assure your pet gets fed (batteries not included).
- CONTROL PORTION SIZE OF EACH FEEDING - Dispense anywhere from 2 teaspoons to 4.5 cups dry food per feeding to sustain any size animal. You can program a unique portion size for each automatic feeding, allowing you to ESTABLISH REGULAR EATING ROUTINES throughout the day without any stress.
- RECORD A CUSTOM MESSAGE FOR YOUR PET - Keep your pet excited about meal times! Press and hold the mic button for three seconds to begin recording a message to be played as each feeding dispenses. (e.g. Here, Fido! Come and eat, boy! Good doggy.)
- OPERATING TIPS - Suitable for dry food only, with the food pellet size ranging from 0.2-0.6 inches in diameter; up to 4 meals a day. The removable hygienic feeding tray is dishwasher safe and easy to clean. LARGE STORAGE COMPARTMENT - The main food storage compartment can hold up to 20 CUPS of food and is removable for easy cleaning and refilling.
- CUSTOMER SERVICE - Customizable Feeder Great for Dogs, Cats and Small Animals of Various Sizes.Provide a interesting living for your pet with our WOPET pet feeder!24-hour professional service center and 365 day technical support.
- Customizable Automatic Food Dispenser-Built-in programmable timer is simple to set，provide flexible and accurate meal portions from 1 to 39 Portions,each portion is around 5-195g for small and medium size pet.Food container capacity is 2.5lbs for dry food.
- Voice Recorder and Speaker-record your voice 10 seconds to remind and attract your pets for meal.It will automatically play your recording once feeding time is up.
- Removable Stainless Steel Bowl-Dispenses Most Shapes of Dry Food,the food size ranging from 0.2-0.6 inch to prevent jams.Unique design is easy to clean and refilling.
- Built-in IR Detector: For your pet’s happy meal time, the IR detector will have the suitable angle to prevent the pet food from clogging or overflow.
- Food-grade material-Adopt food- grade environmental material, this pet food dispenser is safety enough to feed your pets, bring your lovely pet regular feeding habit and happy feeding experience.
- Automatic Food Dispenser Makes Feeding Hassle Free for Pets’ Dietary Health & Wellbeing
- Dispense from 1-10 Portions Per Meal, Each Portion is 24ml, Set Up to 4 Daily Distribution Alarms; Simply Pick Your Portion Size & Unit Dispenses Dry Meals
- Blue Lightup LCD Clock & Display Provides Easily Adjustable Settings; Magnetic Lock Lid
- Record Personal Meal Call Up to 10 Seconds; Runs on 3 D Batteries or DC Power Cable to Outlet
- Customizable Feeder Great for Dogs, Cats and Small Animals of Various Sizes; Keep Them Happy All Day Long
- Automatic Food Dispenser Makes Feeding Hassle Free for Pets’ Dietary Health & Wellbeing
- Capacity: 6L. Up to 4 meals a day ,each meal dispense from 1-39 Portions, Each Portion is around 10-12g, Simply Pick Your Portion Size & Unit Dispenses Dry Meals.
- Built in Voice Recorder and Speaker : Record your voice 10 seconds to call your pets for meals.
- Prevent Food Locking and Spills : Built in infrared detection which can prevent the food locking, let your pets enjoy the meals. This system can fit any different shapes dry foods, but the food size can not exceed 0.39" * 0.39"(1 cm*1 cm), otherwise the food may be stuck in the hole
- Ultra Low Power Consumption : Requires D Batteries (not included) 3 Pieces or USB Power
- LIFE SAVER - Dogs and cats like to have fixed feeding schedules. With 6.5L food grade storage containers, Roffie pet feeder can make sure that your pets get fed while you are away from home 2 to 4 days.
- AUTOMATIC FEEDER - You can schedule up to 4 meals per day and record a custom message for your pet by pressing and holding the MIC button for three seconds to begin recording a message played as each feeding dispenses. (e.g. Here, Doly! Come and eat, boy! Good doggy.)
- KEEP YOUR PETS HEALTHY - With built-in programmable timer and two food dispensers, you can schedule each meal time and program a unique portion size to keep your pets healthier. The feeding amount can be adjusted in 5 or 10-gram increments, depending on the dispenser you use.
- NEVER MISS A FEEDING - The automatic cat feeder is powered by power adapter and 3 D-size batteries. In case of power outage, the feeder will continue to function on 3 D-size batteries to assure your pet never miss a feeding. (Batteries are NOT included)
- USER FRIENDLY DESIGN - Top Lock design and built-in program panel can prevent pets from changing settings with the paws and opening the hopper cover to overthrow the food. Removable food container and FDA food bowl structure are easy to clean.
- Time and Amount Programmable:The feeding schedule and amount of food can be easily and precisely set in accordance with the user instruction up to 4 meals. 1-39 portions control and feeding schedule, which can help the pet develop a good eating habit;
- Infrared Induction:This automatic pet feeder comes with infrared detection technology ensure the machine automatically stops when there is a certain amount in the blow, which will prevent the food from spilling or getting stuck;
- Voice Recorder&Speaker: this cat feeder can record your voice for several seconds to call pets for meals, he/ she won`t feel lonely if hear the voice of their owner when have meal;
- Power Supply:the power adapter that comes with the feeder or batteries are both acceptable to deliver power to your automatic pet feeder.The pet food dispenser is also easy to disassemble and clean;
- Great Helper for Feeding Pets:this auto pet feeder can feed pet for more than 5 days. The head part where you put the food have good leakproofness and keep fresh.You can deal with your business,enjoy a travel or good sleep without worrying feeding lovely pets;
- Time and Amount Programmable:You can feed your pet 4 meals at scheduled times ,and every meals have 1-39 portion control,which can help the pet develop a good eating habit;
- Infrared Induction:This automatic pet feeder with infrared sensor, when the bowl fills a certain amount, the machine automatically stops, preventing food from overflowing;
- Voice Recorder:This feeder will allow you to record your voice 10 second where you can record your voice calling your pet to come and enjoy their meal time;
- Power Supply:You can either use the power adapter comes with the feeder or batteries(the batteries is not including) in order to deliver power to your automatic pet feeder;
- Keeping Food Fresh:The head part where you put the food have good leakproofness and keep fresh;the feeder will be delivered fresh food at every meal for your pet,so you will not have to worry about them getting any old or stale food ingested. NOTE: We suggest to put batteries inside as well when you are away to avoid anything unexpected happen to the electricity.
- FEED YOUR PET WHILE YOU’RE AWAY - Program your feeders to provide 2 meals each up to 1.5 cups cat/dog food for your pet while you’re away. Spend your time away stress-free knowing your pet will be fed right on schedule. Program meal times up to 48 hours in advance! Setting the timer will lock the bowl until it reaches zero, then the lid will automatically pop open and allow your pet to feast.the product can be free assembly just you buy two or more, which can be feeder more meal.
- KEEP FOOD FRESH - Use the ice pack included with your feeders by placing one under each food tray so food stays fresh! This allows you to feed your pet with wet or dry food. Simply keep the ice pack in your freezer while your feeder is not in use. When ready to use, lift up removable food tray and place underneath.
- KEEP YOUR PET FROM OVEREATING - Your WOpet feeders each hold up to 1.5 cups dry or wet food. Be proactive with your pet’s nutrition without the stress. Establish regular eating routines even when you’re busy at home or away for the day!
- OPERATING TIPS - Each WOpet automatic pet feeder is powered by 1 AA battery (not included). Place your feeders in a cool, dry place. When weather is very hot, it’s best to use only dry food to prevent spoiling. When not in use, keep lids closed using the “lock” switch. Your WOpet automatic pet feeders each have a removable feeding tray that’s dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Simply clean the rest of each feeder with a damp towel or cloth. No assembly required.
- Provide a interesting living for your pet with our pet feeder!24-hour professional service center, full refund within 30 days, 12 months warranty and 24/7/365 technical support.
- 【Customize Meal Size & Time】HoneyGuaridan automatic pet feeder can dispense portions from 1 to 80 portions of 0.28 oz (about 1/16 cup) each per meal for 1 portion. Food storage capacity is 13 cups for dry food, the stainless steel bowl holds up 3 cups. The kibble size can not exceed 0.47 inch,otherwise it may get jammed.This automatic dog & cat feeder can be scheduled up to 6 meals a day. Once you program the feeding plans, they will be followed permanently even if the device is shut down.
- 【Structure Design, Easy to Clean and Low Food Alarm】Removable food container and stainless steel food bowl structure to be easily washed. The pet feeder has a built-in low-food-alarm: When the food level is too low, the LED light will flash blue to remind you to fill in more food. The dry food kibble size should not exceed 0.6 inch, otherwise it may be jammed.
- 【Sound Record, Battery and USB Powered】This automatic pet food dispenser has a built-in voice recorder and a speaker to call your pets to their meal with a 10-seconds-long message.;The HoneyGuaridan feeder is supported 4 D-size batteries and a DC adapter power. In case of a power outage, the feeder will continue to function on 4 D-size batteries to assure your pet gets fed (batteries not included).
- 【Unique Motor Inversion and Infrared Detection Design】This pet feeder was created with Unique Motor Inversion design to prevent the food from blocking, that means if the food stuck in the feeder, the motor will rotate oppositely to release food;a built-in infrared sensor alerts when the food bowl is full. When the food bowl is full, the “HG” logo will turn red to warn you.
- Any questions, please contact us through Amazon. Here is the video to show you how to operate the automatic pet feeder: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j0M-GvJG_MM
Last update on 2020-01-28 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API