Buying an Automatic Dog Food Dispenser & Why You’ll Want One


The acquisition of an automatic dog food dispenser (or rather pet food dispenser since my kitties need one too) kept all the creatures in my home (including me) much happier last year.  I love all my little (and not so little) pets dearly and want to keep them happy and healthy. But, I sure do love to sleep and also occasionally leaving my home. Whether it is a matter of restricting some pets access to food, assuring I don’t have to leave my bed at 4am to dump some kibble in a bowl or limit my pet sitter to one visit a day, an automatic pet food dispenser has made me a much happier pet owner. Here are 5 great automatic pet food dispensers you’ll want to consider:

Top Automatic Dog Food Dispenser #1 Petsafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed

This model is top rated for a reason.This fully programmable pet feeder automatically gives your pet each meal based on the portion and schedule you set. The feeder uses a conveyor belt to dispense food for the best portion control and accuracy. The feeder works with most dry kibble and semi-moist pet foods. You can customize your pet’s meals with flexible portions from 1/8 – 4 cups and up to 12 meals per day. The Slow Feed option dispenses scheduled meals slowly over a 15-minute period to help prevent gulping, vomiting, and bloat.

Top Automatic Dog Food Dispenser #2 Feed and Go Smart Pet Feeder

Feed and Go is one of the top of the line automatic pet food dispensers. It  lets you control your both wet and dry food, treats or some medication routine from a computer, tablet or mobile device (inc iOS/Android). Feed and Go also connects to your device  so you can record a personal voice message, set feeds, watch your pet on the webcam or just call him over while you’re away. You can also ontrol multiple Feed and Go’s from one account, just select which feeder you want to control and switch via one press of a button. Your pets can be on different feeding schedules too. Feed and Go has 6 x 8oz cup size feeding stations, which is dishwasher proof so you can easily keep it clean.

Top Automatic Dog Food Dispenser #3 Hoison Smart Feeder for Dogs Cats


This model gset strong marks because it is programmable via an iPhone app. WiFi sets up easily as are setting up multiple feedings a day. Other plusses are a plug (no batteries required)  it is quiet  and sleek looking. Additional features include a nightlight and ability to record a voice message for your pet.

Top Automatic Dog Food Dispenser #4 Lusmo Automatic Pet Feeder

This works great as a small dog food dispenser or a cat food dispenser with portion sizes that go all the way down to a 16th of a cup.  It operates on a 24 hour repeating schedule and can include as many as 3 feedings a day. It runs on batteries so no need to worry about power outages disrupting fluffy or spots desired feeding time.

Top Automatic Dog Food Dispenser #5 Catmate C50

Although this is labeled an automatic cat food dispenser this could easily cross species and work well as an automatic dog food dispenser. While is is lower tech than many of the other top rated brands on the market this is one of the few that includes ice packs so you can keep wet food cool and reasonably fresh even during warm weather.