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.
- 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
- FEED YOUR PET WHILE YOU ARE AWAY: Conveniently schedule up to 4 automated feedings per day using the built-in programmable timer and program each setup for meal time with just a few clicks on an easy to use LCD screen. So, no matter where you are, you can feed your pet effortlessly. You can also press the manual button to add a snack when your pet is around you.
- CONTROL PORTION SIZE OF EACH FEEDING: Balimo smart pet feeder provides flexible meal portions from 1 to 39 per meal. It even offers two portions 5g or 10g for each portion for any size animal, and the container can hold up to 7L of dry food. The accurate food volume will help your pet develop good habits to eat at regular hours while sustaining a healthy diet. Feeding Reference: 1 cup of food is about 12 portions. The feeder has 39 portions in total.
- RECORD A CUSTOM MESSAGE FOR YOUR PET: Built-in voice recorder and speaker, this feeder can record your voice up to 10 seconds for calling your pet for meals by manual and two automatic methods that will keep your pet excited at 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. Hey baby, time to eat! )
- NEVER MISS A FEEDING: Don't worry if you can't make it home for dinner. The Balimo smart feeder has you covered to make sure your pet doesn't miss a meal. The feeder can be powered by power adapter or 3 type D batteries (not included). With batteries as backup, they can keep this low energy consumption feeder working for more than 3 months. Also, you can easily check the food volume through the transparent cover without opening it.
- USEFUL 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 super easy to clean. The main food storage compartment can hold up to 20 CUPS of food and is removable for easy cleaning and refilling.
- 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 pet feeder!24-hour professional service center, full refund within 30 days, 12 months warranty and 24/7/365 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.
- Improved design:This system also features an infrared sensor that prevent from jamming or overflowing, and that stops the device from dispensing when food is still left in the bowl(compared to many other feeders on market which may get jammed and can't dispense food sometimes,shapes of your kibble can't exceed over 0.39"x0.39")
- Care for your pet's health:It allows you to feed pets at regular time from now, you can distribute the different amount of food for each meals, re-designed the switch of top cover can prevent from your pets clawing out more food even though they're greedy,and stop pets from overeating, controlling their weight and giving them a healthy life.
- Easy to use and many features: Up to 4 meals/day,food portion control,timed dispense,voice message call pets for meal,easy to install and clean,removable food tray,double power(internal battery + plug-in power).This automatic pet feeder can meet your various needs.
- Customize Amount of Food：Friendly control panel，you can customize different or same amount of food on each meal,even dispense a minimal amount of kibbles at any given time e.g. about half 1/8 cup or 5 grams(it's up to food size) during each feeding time. With this, you can be sure your pets won't be overfed.Perfect for small and medium dog and cat.
- Big capacity : A larger(6.5 liter capacity,about 28 Cups)feeder means hold more food at a time,so you won’t have to refill it now and then,it should be able to hold and dispense a suitable amount of food if you have multiple pets.
- 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;
- 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.
- 【Customize Feeding Portion】 This automatic pet feeder provides flexible meal portions from 1 to 39 portions per meal, 5g for every portion, and the container capacity is 3lb/1.36kg dry food. Feeding Reference: 1 cup of food is about 24 portions.
- 【Voice Recording Remind】 Built-in voice recorder and speaker, this feeder can record your voice for 10 seconds to call your puppy or kitty for meals. Your personal sound will keep your pet not alone.
- 【4 Accurate Meals Per Day】 After setting the food volume for each meal, the accurate food volume will help your pet keep a good habit to eat at regular hours, and keep diet.
- 【Built-in IR Detector】 For your pet’s happy meal time, the IR detector will have the right angle to prevent the pet food from clogging or overflow. Just be aware that the size of the dry food should not exceed 1 cm³.
- 【Backup Batteries Supply with Low Consumption】 The feeder can be powered by power adapter or 3 type D batteries (not included). The batteries could keep this low energy consumed feeder work for more than 6 months, no worry about power failure when you are not at home.
Last update on 2019-11-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API