Rated 4 out of 5 by Pookie So helpful for a single mom!
I'm so happy to have found this feeder. Occasionally I have to work long hours. My baby can only eat canned food and this was a lifesaver on Thanksgiving! (A 14 hour day)
I would like to see a LIGHT telling me it's on and working. I'm hard pressed to see this working for wet food more than 12-16 hours. The 48 hour time is silly for that application. I guess that's for dry food.. Nonetheless it works well. She can smell the food in there and has tried to get in. Perhaps a rubber seal would be helpful!
December 28, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by CindyS Doesn't keep food cold for long
I was hoping this would be a good way to feed my diabetic cat while I'm at work, so he doesn't have to wait for me to come home. I put frozen cat food in the bowl, put the frozen ice pack that comes with it underneath the food, and when I checked on it 6 hours later, it was warm. I think it's a great way to feed cats dry food, but my cat can't have dry food. I also don't like that you can't set it for exactly 6 hours. If you have 2 cats, they may end up fighting over the food because even though it seems that you set them both for the same amount of time, the timing isn't exact.
November 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by NatureGirl3 This feeder solved our problem.
I have a 16 yr. old cat with hyperthyroidism who needs to eat small meals frequently. I can't leave dry food out because she gorges and then vomits! She was FRANTIC to eat in the mornings & when I got home from work. This automatic feeder has solved our problem. She gets canned food, and I set the timers to open twice during the night & twice while I'm at work. The feeder is easy to use & works great. She used it immediately. She is now a calmer & happier cat. Many thanks for this great product.
October 27, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Adp31312 Design needs improvement
I got this two weeks ago. Today I got home late and expected my senior cat with kidney failure to have had two meals timed 4 hours apart. Instead I found out that the feeder never opened, likely because of a bad battery connection or because the battery is running low. Would love to see a light or indicator telling you when you need to replace battery. My cat needs to eat every few hours and it upsets me that I trusted pet mate to feed her but it failed to do so.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by dbbb works great so far
Timer works well. Cat, so far has not tried to get into feeder before it opens. Will see how he does when he is hungrier.
Put 1.5 t frozen food in and set timer for 16 hours later. Food was still cool but defrosted for eating.
Plan to attach to board that will slide to prevent tipping or getting caught under cabinets. Plan to cover timer.
September 22, 2016
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 4 out of 5 by Jess Good but could be better
I wish the timer could be set for a specific time instead of having to figure out the amount of hours to set it for every night. Also I wish there was a way to stop the timer so that the battery and timers are not just constantly running
September 17, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by cmod It's just okay
The covers both seem to open eventually, but I'm not happy that they do not open at the same time - even if the time is set for the same time. Each of the two timers keep time at a their own (different) rate, which might confuse my two cats at feeding time. But there don't seem to be any better alternatives for wet food.
September 9, 2016