Rated 5 out of 5 by DoggyMom2 This item works like I had hoped.
The instructions were vague, but after testing it several times, I got it to work.
I go to work late and dinner hour for my dog falls in the middle of my shift.
I no longer worry about his evening meal. Thanks!
January 13, 2017
Rated 2 out of 5 by Elle Tough to close back up
the product was delivered quickly as promised and easy to operate/set-up.
However, after it opened it was hard to close it back up. The little arm that activates to pop open the feeder makes it difficult to close it back up.
November 19, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Lilli Use as medicine Dispenser
Dog has seizures! I have to work. Timed type meds for dog. Great for when I am at work. Very dependable! So far so good! Extremely satisfied!
November 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by blkcat cat mate c-10
Product worked as advertised. Opened during the day in my absence. Felt relieved that kitty was not "starving" all day.
August 25, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by CatMomma Good but can use some tweaking.
- Great that it automatically feeds a pet.
- Problem with dial system for the timer - when feeding two cats at the same time. It is difficult to set 'dial' so both open at the same time. Marks are 15 minute increments.
- Needs ceramic dish to fit in tray (or make tray ceramic) as plastic is hard to keep bacteria-free.
- During the day, I freeze the canned food in portions needed, for safety sake, since I put it down overnight for morning serving. It has thawed by morning. An ice pack slot would be good instead.
- Could use a noise (ding of a bell?) that cats can hear, to alert them it has opened.
May 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by SadiesMom Excellent product for the price
The cat mate works perfectly for my small dog and is very easy to use. It doesn't have all the bells and whistles of the more expensive models but all I really care about is feeding my dog while I'm at work. I'm very happy with it.
March 17, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by Catsntats Fulfills basic needs
This feeder has an option to set it for one opening up to 24 hours later. There is no room for an ice pack beneath it. I am obviously not home when it opens....but it does open, presumably around the time I set it for. It takes 1 battery and is easy to set. Though he is perpetually hungry, my 13 year old cat didn't try to claw at it or pry it open. Overall, gets the job done, at a reasonable price. I can't speak to longevity, as I have only had it for 2 weeks - but I know other people with the double-tray unit and it has held up for years.
January 25, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Carl A great product!
I've only had the feeder for a couple of weeks. so far, it works very well. The timer is not exact, but close enough. I did a test run while I was home. The lid opens gently, exposing the food. My cat tried to open it, but couldn't. The only suggestion for improvement would be suction cups to keep it from moving around. I put a few treats in the dish, even when I'm home, to get my cat used to looking for food in this dish.
May 5, 2015