I've had various gravity feeders over the years, and this is my favorite so far. Top loading is preferable when to don't want to play the "flip the full container over every single time" game.The lid comes off easily if you grab it in the middle at the click/latch tab spot, but also clicks/stays on securely, which prevents large spills if it gets bumped over. As with any gravity and all gravity feeders, you either pull food down for your spoiled animals, or you go the extra mile and actually teach them how to pull it down themselves. If they are truly hungry, and not just spoiled, they will stick their paw in there and scoop it themselves. Don't let them fool ya lol
I bought this because it appeared to be a better gravity feeder than the ones I had previously. The lid is not easily removed--it pries off and the opening in the food holder is pretty small. Will not buy again--I have several cats that share the feeder and it required frequent shaking the food down and prying off lid to refill.
This holds about enough food to last my 3 cats for 4 days. A gravity feeder was necessary for my cat with inflammatory bowel disease, since he can't eat a whole meal at once, and instead has to eat slowly all day. The only complaint I have is that the food occasionally gets stuck and I have to prod it a few times to get the food into the bowl.
Chewy was kind enough to send me new ones after the first 2 I bought were not meant for water but the 2 they sent me are not either. Food dispenses fine but the water does not stop and just keeps flowing. I don't know if it's missing a component but it's definitely not meant for water. I saw in reviews people using it for water and the description says water and food, so idk...
I bought this for our office which has a lot of stray cats around. It holds lots of food and keeps the food fresh.
Concept is good, but doesn't work well with lightweight dogfood such as Purina One+. You have to shake feeder to get it to fall. I love the Petmate Waterer tho it works great!
I purchased this for my son who has 2 cats. He was having surgery so I wanted the waterer to help with not having to fill it as often. However, the container won't detach so that it can be filled and the water has a smell. I have to trun the container and try to get water inside. This doesn't work
There's a plastic lip where the feeder meets the tray...tend to hold the food bits back instead of allowing the gravity flow to work well.
This feeder is a great way to store cat food, but the food does not refill when empty. You have to jiggle the food down.
So convenient for my two furry kids. Wide enough that they both can eat at the same time. Convenient because I am not having to refill bowls a couple times a day.