We've been talking a lot lately about the steps you can take to make sure your pet is a healthy weight. And with more than half the dogs and cats in the country classified as obese or overweight, healthy eating -- and in the correct amount -- is an important topic.
We find that sticking to a consistent routine -- with both exercise and feeding -- is one of the most important things you can do to keep your pet, and yourself, healthy and happy.
But sometimes life gets in the way... you get home late from work or maybe you have too many cooks in the kitchen (translation: your pet gets fed dinner twice because more than one person in the household is doing the feeding!).
Because of all these reasons, when we heard about the new automatic pet feeder from PetSafe, the Healthy Pet Simply Feed, we thought it was worth a look!
Things we love about the Healthy Pet Simply Feed
Using an innovative conveyor system, the feeder consistently controls the amount of food dispensed for your pet. There are pre-set meal options for both dog and cat, or you can set your own portion size (meal portions are adjustable from 1/8 cup to up to 4 cups in 1/8-cup increments). This is perfect for folks who think a heaping cup is the same as a level cup!
Scheduled meal times
Keeping your pet on a consistent feeding schedule can help keep things regular... meaning no accidents or 3 a.m. potty breaks. You can customize the times you feed, whether it's twice a day or up to 12 meals a day for pets with special needs.
Hygienic and dishwasher safe
The feeder comes with a stainless steel bowl and most of the parts are dishwasher safe or hand washable.
Slow Feed option
The Slow Feed option dispenses meals over a 15-minute period to help prevent bloat and vomiting with pets that gulp or eat too fast.
Convenient storage and time saver
The 24-cup food capacity hopper means you'll need to refill it less often, and it's translucent so it's easy to see when the food level gets low.
The Healthy Pet Simply Feed is priced at $149.99 and is available for purchase on PetSafe.net and at authorized retailers.
Rocco will be trying out some of the special features offered in the Healthy Pet Simply Feed during the next few weeks and we'll be back to tell you how it goes. I'm particularly interested in the slow feed option and how Rocco will react to that. He is a SUPER FAST eater so it will be interesting to see how patient he is!
Have you ever thought about trying an automatic, portion-controlled feeder?
Let us know in the comments below!
We were provided with a Healthy Pet Simply Feed for review. All opinions expressed herein are our own.
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