Take the worry and guesswork out of feeding your dog when you’re gone with an automatic dog feeder that does some of the work for you. Chewy carries a wide range of automatic dog feeders, including timed dog feeder models, electronic dog feeder options and dog treat dispenser designs that let you reward your best friend from afar. There’s even a cool dog camera treat dispenser that lets you watch your pup and treat him using your phone.
The simplest way to feed your pup while you’re away is with an automatic dog feeder with timer. These models let you preset times for food to be dispensed, and they work well for enforcing portion control and preventing gorging, too. Some models even let you record a message for your pup to let him know it’s time to eat. Most programmable dog feeders allow you to set mealtimes for any time you want, and some even feature high capacities that hold up to 18 cups of dry kibble. You can use these larger capacity models to take the drudgery and bending out of feeding pets when you’re at home, too.
You can also find some neat high-tech automatic feeders for your pup that let you dispense food using an app on your phone. These usually connect to your home Wi-Fi, and some feature cameras that let you monitor your dog as he eats. They also allow you to program preset mealtimes for your pet, and some even let you vary portion sizes as needed.
Microchip automatic dog feeders are activated by either your pup’s existing microchip or an RFID tag that attaches to his collar. These are a great way to keep pets from eating each other’s food, and some feature scales that let you keep track of how much your dog has eaten. Dog slow feeders dispense dog food in small portions over time to prevent overeating, while gravity dog feeders automatically dispense food whenever the dog bowls attached to them run empty. Chewy has lots of clever ways to feed your dog and give him dog treats whether you’re at home with him or out and about. Check out our great selection of automatic dog feeders and find the perfect solution for your pup!
Frequently Asked Questions
Are automatic feeders good for dogs?
Automatic feeders are good for dogs and their busy pet parents, and the astonishing array of features available means you’ll have no trouble finding the perfect one for your needs. Choose a feeder you can program for set mealtimes, or pick one that has an added Wi-Fi option so you can feed your pup whenever you want. Microchip options will help ensure your dog only eats his own food, while dog slow feeders help prevent gorging. There’s a solution for every dog feeding need you might have, whether you’re at home or away.
How do automatic dog feeders work?
Most automatic dog feeders work by dispensing food at preset times that you choose and program into the feeder. Newer models may connect to your Wi-Fi and let you feed your dog remotely whenever you want, while older automatic feeders simply use gravity to refill the bowl whenever it’s empty. Another type of automatic feeder only opens when a pet with a recognized microchip or tag is detected, to keep other pets from eating food and help monitor food intake.
Are automatic dog treat dispensers mobile friendly?
Most automatic dog treat dispensers are mobile friendly and hook up to your home Wi-Fi so you can control them remotely. Easy-to-use iOS and Android apps allow you to control the dispenser and dispense treats at will, and some models, like the Pawbo+ Wi-Fi Interactive Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser even let you talk to your pup through a microphone and see your buddy through a camera. Your dog will never feel lonely at home with a high-tech treat dispenser that connects you to him by mobile phone!