Cat Mate C500 Digital 5 Meal Automatic Dog & Cat Feeder

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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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Breed SizeExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsSmall Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large BreedsExtra Small & Toy Breeds, Small Breeds, Medium Breeds
Bowl & Storage FeatureNon-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free...Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, BPA-Free...AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic, Dishwasher-Safe
LifestageAdultAdultAdultAdultPuppy, Kitten, Adult, Senior
Capacity (Max)5 Meals - 1.45-cup each3-cup per bowl2.4-galFood Storage Reservoir - 20-cup1.5-cup per bowl
MaterialPlasticPlasticPlastic, Stainless SteelPlasticPlastic
Assembly RequiredNoNoNoNoYes
CompatibilityBattery PoweredBattery PoweredN/AN/ABattery Powered

Questions & Answers

33 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.

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.

would this feeder be considered raccoon proof?
Answer by ChewyMay 28, 2020
This feeder is not raccoon proof.


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177 Customer Reviews



Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Rick on Apr 24, 2022

Does not keep food cool

First I like to say the Cat Mate Rotates the serving bowls as designed. Keeping the food cool is worthless.The ice packs supplied would help if the Cat Mate was insulated. I froze water in each compartment/bowl to see if this would extend the length of time. At 24 hours, the temp was safe if you froze the food in water. At 48 hours the temp was to high to keep the food at a safe temperature. Don't buy if you expect it to keep food cool and safe.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Jerry on Apr 10, 2022

They work reliably, wish they made more noise!

I bought two for our two cats. It took about a week to train our cats to recognize the sound of these, but they do work reliably and feel solidly constructed. The inside is easy to clean and to refill. The clock is relatively easy to set thanks to a fairly detailed display, though I wish you could set mealtimes in finer than 10 minute increments - that would have made training the cats easier. Also, while they do make a mechanical noise, I wish there was the option to add some kind of bell or buzzer so the cats can hear it from across the house. All in all though I'm happy with them.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By amazingel11 on Apr 11, 2022

Great Feeder

I bought two and used it for a trip while my two cats were at home. Worked reliably. I have my Alexa set to make a chime noise, say one's name, chime, the other's name, and one final chime right before this feeder spins. So far so good. They haven't been able to break into it, there have been zero hiccups. Highly recommended for people with inconsistent work schedules, or to simply not have them wake you up if you sleep in on the weekend :D


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By KitKat on Apr 27, 2022

life changer

Having an older cat that requires several small meals of wet food a day (including nights) this amazing device has allowed the family to get a good night's sleep while still providing a healthy lifestyle for our furry family member. Easy to use, easy to clean and timer works perfectly. Thank you Cat Mate


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By frankie on Apr 19, 2022

Not for the gifted kitties

This is easy to program and very reliable but my cat figured out how to pop the lid open in a matter of weeks. I now have to tape the lid shut after I refill it and he's starting to get wise and peel the tape off. I'm afraid of what my son is capable of...


Rated 3 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on Apr 5, 2022

OK Cat Feeder

I purchased this feeder because it had ice packs and I hoped they would stay cold for several hours but unfortunately they didn’t even make it past an hour. My cat eats fresh wet food that needs to be refrigerated so this didn’t meet my needs. If you have only dry food, then this should work fine.


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By Freddienothappy on Mar 30, 2022

Signs of being used

We received this today and there were already signs of use. There were dry food residues under the top cover and also scratches at the bottom. It’s not in brand new condition unfortunately.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Paula on Feb 12, 2022

Works perfectly

This was our first purchase from Chewy in 2018, and I've been meaning to review it ever since. This is a great product, simple to use and a life saver. It really only allows for 4 meals since one is always open, but depending on how often you feed your pet it can really free you up. It allows my family to leave our cat for overnight without worry. Highly recommend.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By ndjohns on May 17, 2022

perfect feeder for our cat

The feeder works great- on the same set of batteries for over a year. No problems and easy to set up.


Rated 2 out of 5 stars
By Meli28 on Feb 17, 2022

Display broke twice :-/

I like the idea of this product but first one i purchased in 2020 had a faulty display (couldn't read numbers). They sent me a new one, it worked okay a few times, and then the display went bad again! Yikes. Bad luck or cheap design?!