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 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
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 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