Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35
Rated 4 out of 5 by Giinny Overall, I'm pleased with this product.
This is the second Cat Mate feeder. The first one served three different cats over a number of years until it finally needed to be replaced.
The change from an On/Off switch to inserting the battery only when the feeder is in use has pros and cons. I'm more likely to be certain the feeder is turned on with the battery insertion to operate, but I'm not always certain the battery is correctly inserted. On one occasion the feeder did not open because of this. I think that in the future I will set the timer for one hour prior to using it in order to ensure the battery is properly installed.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by CatGirl Fantastic product and service
I have been using Chewy for about six months and I couldn't be more satisfied. It saves me time and hassling with small cans of cat food from market. I order and the next day it's at my door which is fabulous. I had a small problem with one order but customer service immediately corrected problem. I could never go back to buying food at market. Thank you Chewy!
August 21, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Helen218 Easy set up and good price point.
We needed this autofeeder to help us keep our cats from waking us up around 4am to feed them by pretending to have a cat fight. Very easy to set up and great Chewy price. So far, the cats haven't been so hungry as to break into it, yet.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by daisy43 dog food timer
It was great we use it every day- I had one for our other dog but when she died I gave it away - but I'm glad to find that they still make these.
July 31, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by peaches very disappointing
used this item once and it stopped working. It is not worth the money
July 17, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bassoun It does the job, but could be improved.
The ice pack needs to be bigger. The corners of the food dishes should be more rounded. If you could turn the dishes 180 degrees they'd be perfect, but the way they are now causes the cat to push the food to the back where it gets in the corners and is difficult for him to eat it.
June 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by lplp good for early morning feedings and extended vacations
vey cool; works like a gem
used for a cat really designed well
June 7, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5
by KatWom Great Product, Couple Hints and Tips
The Cat Mate C20 is a great product!
Here is how I have solved a few of the issues that other reviews have listed (how to keep food cold enough, how to prevent ants, and how to avoid use of plastic bowls which can irritate some kitties):
First I put the frozen blue ice pack in the C20. I have several packs in the freezer so I always have some frozen ones available.
I put the refrigerated or frozen canned food into a bowl mate glass insert (size extra small) from pet co. Then I put 1/4 cup of water in each white tray. Then I put the glass bowl on the middle of the white tray on top of the water.
Then I put small ice cubes in the water, around the bowls. There is plenty of room for the doors on the Cat Mate to close with the bowl mate glass inserts inside.
Then I set the timer, and the kitties have fresh food throughout the day and night.
The ants cannot get to the food because it has a "moat" of water around it. The ice keeps the food extra fresh. And the glass bowl mate inserts keeps the kitty away from non-plastic bowls.
My one kitty has hyperthyroidism, and has to eat continuously throughout the day.
The Cat Mate C20 is the perfect answer. Since I have been using it, I have actually been able to sleep entirely through the night for the first time in a long while!
Hope this Helps!
April 17, 2016