Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 31
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
Rated 1 out of 5 by Brandy Cat figured out how to break into it with a couple of weeks
My cat learned how to break into it within a couple of weeks. At first, he was able to spin the timer dials at the top somehow, so we taped small sour cream containers over them with box tape. Then he started banging the whole feeder around, so I fastened it to a 15"x11" piece of 0.5" fiberboard. Unfortunately, nothing worked for long. Now the right side is useless - I can open it with one finger - and he can open the left side within minutes.
March 28, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by SleeplessinSeattle I'm Hungry Now
This is a great way to see that your cat, or small dog gets fed on schedule even if you have to be away for a long day. Easy to use and easy to clean.
March 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeannedz Does the job
Exactly what my kitty needed for my weekends away from home
March 24, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by KittyMom Cat Mate is a huge help
I have a very hungry kitty. The Cat Mate allows me to get a few hours of uninterrupted sleep since my cat is hungriest in the middle of the night. I use wet food only and the ice pack keeps it well. Set the Mate for 4 or 5 hours ahead and he has something to eat and I'm still sleeping :)
January 27, 2016