Rated 4 out of 5 by Allen Not quite the previous style
I purchased this as a replacement for one of my two feeders. It works just as well giving out the preset volumes at the preset times. However, the bowl does not stay in place as well as the old style. When the one cat tries to get some extra food during the day his prying paws easily dislodge the bowl leaving the cat who feeds there eating off of the floor. The older feeder's bowl will stay in place. Other than that, it's a good choice for an automatic feeder. Hopefully it lasts as long as the first one.
June 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by sbjdncmls Product delivers as stated!
This automated pet feeder works well for our finicky cat. She is now fed on time, on schedule and has portion control. This benefits us and her since she is not subject to someone remembering to feed her or over feeding. For months we used a written schedule to assist her weight maintenance but we got off track and she experienced weight gain. Now with the LeBistro portion control she is fed on an appropriate schedule. The pet feeder has worked well since we set it up about 15 days ago. She listens for the pinging of her dry food and goes to the LeBistro. No issues with her getting too much food now! The feeder is well constructed and we are happy with our purchase. Mr. Chewy's culture of excellent customer service also helped me to take the plunge and make this purchase. I'm glad I did.
June 3, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by jaime Great concept just not consistent
Item was a great idea but sadly is not reliable. I had one lasted 4 months before acting up changed batteries and still wasn't consistent with the amount of food it dropped. Received a replacement and right from the start was never consistent with the amount of food. Wish the item worked better as it is a great idea for sure and helps feed your pet more regularly is case you can't get home or aren't home. Hope they redesign the unit and can get a better model out.
June 21, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by Moose Not reliable
We never could get the quantity of servings to be consistent. We monitored it for several days and the timer worked fine, but it never put out the right amount of food. The difference being a few pieces to 2 cups of kibble. We set it for 3 cups for each serving (large dog), but never ever got that much. We even tried different dog food (smallest pieces we could find), but still not consistent. Sorry it didn't work out, we were so hopeful!
June 21, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by jkm1 Not for a determined cat
I purchased this automatic feeder after our vet recommended regimented food portions and feeding times. Based on reviews, I thought this would be an excellent solution because I am not able to feed 3 times a day.
I found it very easy to program and fill. I think the lid could be improved though. Like other users state, it does not attach securely and can be knocked off, exposing an enormous bowl of kibble ready for the taking. I also do not like how the feeding bowl secures to the feeder. It does not attach securely to the unit, so it can be knocked away easily or nudged away. I have had to reattach many times as food dispensed has fallen behind and pushed it farther away.
The most disappointing feature about the dispenser is that with very little effort, a determined cat can simply put a paw up into the dispenser and with a nudge, dispense food at will. This completely defeats the purpose in my opinion.
Overall, it works, but need some improvements.
October 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Countrygal60 Great adjustable control features.
I have four of these and use them only when I have to travel for several days. I have outdoor cats and set these up so they are still getting feed twice a day. I would recommend this product for the adjustable features, quality of product.
June 17, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by AMH16 Isn't reliable- can't trust my cat will be fed
This product worked for the first couple days. Then, it missed a meal, sounded like it was dropping the food but didn't, and overall I now can't trust it. I purchased this so we could go away on vacations and know that our cat wasn't going to eat all of his food in the first day, but now I can't use it.
June 12, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bill1958 I was very dissappointed in the feeder.
When It disperses the food, it barely covers the bottom of the feed tray. I have it set to feed 3 times a day & sometimes it skips one of the meals. Don't understand why because I have programed it to feed at 7 am, noon & 5 pm. I was really hoping it would do the job, but as of right now, I'm sorry to say I can't give it a very good rating.
June 7, 2016