CAT MATE C500 Digital 5 Meal Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder -

Cat Mate C500 Digital 5 Meal Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder

By Cat Mate
Rated 3.907 out of 5 stars

$59.99Chewy Price
$65.99Chewy Price

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About This Item


  • Lets you easily control when your dog or cat gets to eat his meal with digital timer and tamper-proof lid.
  • Easy to use―just set all of your pal’s “meal times” for the day and lid opens only at those times.
  • LCD display screen lets you see all programmed “meal times” for your pal.
  • Features five meal compartments that are perfect for small dogs or multiple cats.
  • Includes twin ice packs to keep food fresh and dishwasher-safe lid and bowl.

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Questions & Answers

35 Customer Questions

Does it work over multiple days or just within a 24 cycle?
Answer by ChewyNov 25, 2017
This product allows feeding up to 4 days. For example, if you require one meal a day you need only set the time for MEAL 1 to allow feeding up to 4 days. If you require 2 meals each day you will need to set the times of MEAL 1 and MEAL 2 to allow feeding up to 2 days.

Can a food motivated cat turn the tray with their paw or teeth? He already managed to break into 2 other automatic feeders that spun around like this one.
Answer by ChewyApr 10, 2018
The lid of this feeder is held in place with a snap so that your pet will not be able to break into it.

How long can wet food be kept in this container before spoiling?
Answer by ChewyAug 14, 2019
The C500 should always be used with its ice-packs unless the surrounding temperature is less than 5°C. (40°F.). To freeze the ice-packs before use, place in a freezer for at least 6 hours. When using your C500 feeder with wet food, ensure that the food comes from a freshly opened can/pack. If the weather is very warm, you are advised not to leave wet food for long periods and may prefer to serve dry food, which has better keeping qualities.

What happens after the last meal is dispensed? Does the tray rotate back into position or the feeder rotates directly to meal #1 the next day, skipping the exposed tray?
Answer by ChewyNov 01, 2020
The C500 feeder will automatically serve meals at the same time(s) every day once you have set the required meal times. For example, if you require one meal a day you need only set the time for MEAL 1 to allow feeding up to 4 days. If you require 2 meals each day you will need to set the times of MEAL 1 and MEAL 2 to allow feeding up to 2 days. You may set up to 4 meals per day. Meal times will automatically sort into chronological order (earliest to latest time) on the display. The next meal will be served at the next programmed meal time.

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215 Customer Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By someone on May 2, 2023

Works great

This works really well, is easy to set up and easy to clean. Some problems I noticed were one, the opening is only big enough for one animal at a time. Fortunately my two cats are nice enough to take turns. If your animals are not then you will need one per pet. Secondly, the first slot is always open so you really only get four feedings while you are gone, keep that in mind if you have a trip. We are going away for the weekend so have to get someone to feed our cats the fifth meal before we get home. Thirdly, if you have a problem with ants then that problem is about to get worse. The ants loved having access to all that wet food sitting out, but since I am only using this as a back up feeding method for special trips its not a big deal. Just be aware if you want to use this daily. Overall, its a good product and I'm glad I got it. The cats were fine with it and stopped begging for food because they knew it would be coming automatically.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By PSBK on Jun 6, 2023

Works well with dry food for 1-2 days

Our cats usually eat canned food - we were going to be away overnight so this worked well to fill in the gap with dry food for one of them that used to be a stray so always gobbles all food immediately. Nice to have the peace of mind!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By MyFelineFriendCatTraining on May 19, 2023

Great Product

What a terrific product! It has five wells, four of which are covered and it has four timers so I can feed my cat his usual three times a day. Noise is minimal`so it didn't scare my cat and I love the cooling feature so I can feed wet food for the first meal. Yes!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By ebethb on Apr 6, 2023

2 paws up!

I now getting better sleep with the help of this feeder. My cat was bothering me multiple times every night to be feed wet food. I now have it set with a small amount in each space and set to go off every hour starting at 130am. It took about a week for him to get used to the sound it makes, which is not loud, be he recognizes it and hasn't been bothering me like he use to. Highly recommend for night feedings if needed.

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By puka on Mar 26, 2023

worked great, broke after 8 months

This was a great feeder. I bought extra ice packs so I could use it every day. I have an indoor cat and the ice packs stayed cold all day indoors. My cat has some digestive issues and only eats small servings of wet food. This helped keep him regularly fed when I was at work and he was even able to put on some weight. However after 8 months of use one of the buttons broke and now the whole thing is inoperable. I will definitely look into getting a new feeder, hopefully a different brand that lasts longer.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Lejla on Feb 19, 2023

Works well - wish it came with extra freezer packs

I got this because I was so tired of my cat waking me up at 6am for his wet food. He eats wet food twice a day and I leave out dry food for him overnight. This is a great way to time his meals out. He was definitely scared of it for the first couple days but he's gotten pretty used to it at this point and no longer wakes me up at 6am! Pros: 1. Freezer packs keep his wet food cold enough from 10pm-6am 2. Battery operated 3. Easy to set up 4. Easy to clean Cons: 1. Wish it came with extra freezer packs, I have to remember to take them out in the morning to put back in the freezer to be used again that night. Would be nice to just interchange them whenever without having to pay extra. 2. Wish it wasn't as deep and the sections were a little wider. My cat is able to eat everything but I assume it must be annoying to have to dig deep in it especially since his old bowl was very shallow (Dr. Catsby whisker relief).

Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Snipe on May 30, 2023

Great for two years

Worked great for two years Nowbit turns continuousy for about four times. Good batteries. Dont know the problem

Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By noname on Dec 25, 2022

good for dry food only

We bought two of these for our cats when we were going on vacation. One cat was eating wet food at that time and I figured I could have a neighbor come in every other day to refill and do the litter boxes. They seemed to work ok during that time, but we noticed one started losing time and is now about 5 minutes slower than the other. We also noticed our cat was getting sick the second day; the ice packs were not keeping the food fresh! I feel like if you're going to spend $50.00, there are much better options.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By AB253 on Feb 2, 2023

Helps my new rescued cat

My pet behaviorist recommended this for a sweet cat that someone dumped in my neighborhood. He sprays so has to stay in my office and he meows throughout the night. Now he is entertained and gets his meds throughout the night. It’s been a such a help for me.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Nancy on Apr 25, 2023

What I needed

This works; it doesn't really keep the food cold for 24 hours which is what I really need.