Building onto the health-focused introduction of the Portion Right food dispenser, the new Portion Right automatic feeder extends this convenient and beneficial feeding line with an electronic and programmable option for added feeding convenience.
Reliably delivers portion-controlled meals to pets while the pet parent is away.
Eliminates the daily chore of scooping & measuring.
Large LCD screen & built-in meal counter, programming is easy.
Transparent food hopper for monitoring food levels at a glance.
Twist-lock lid to keep the food fresh & secure.
†Capacity is calculated by total volume. When using container, choose a capacity greater than what you need to prevent overfilling and spills.
Place fingers under bowl and lift bowl up to remove.
Pull bowl out horizontally removing it from the base.
Hand clean with soft cloth and hand dry.
Caution: base units should not be submerged in water at any time. This will damage electronic components. Allow parts to dry completely before adding new food.
NOT DISHWASHER SAFE
Pet Training Tips
Some pets may require a special adjustment period to acclimate to their new automatic feeder. If this your dog or cat, try:
Place the automatic feeder next to your pet's existing bowl or feeder. (Do not turn the power on).
Place food in the bowl of the automatic feeder as well as your pet's current bowl.
Once you have observed your pet eating from the automatic feeder, remove their old feeding dish.
If no display is showing, turn on power.
If the clock is flashing, the unit has lost its power and current time setting, reset current time. Note: previous meal programming does not need to be reset.
If "MEALS" is flashing, this indicates the unit did not completely deliver the full amount of food programmed for the meal.
Turn unit off, empty the hopper and remove the hopper from the base.
Check for food jamming in the throat of the base.
Dislodge food jam. Works best with 0.5" or smaller diameter food.
Turn unit on and reset current time.
If the "Low Battery" indicator light is lit: Turn unit off. Refer to "INSTALL BATTERIES" section. Turn the unit back on a set current time. Note: meal programming remains and does not need to be reprogrammed.
I've had this feeder for years. It's reliable and always feeds him on time although I think the portions can be off a little sometimes. It also saves the schedule when the batteries die.
The biggest issue is that the lid and the food container don't secure well. If you ever have to move it, or replace the batteries (which are very inconveniently placed on the bottom of the whole unit), the lid or whole container may pop out and food goes EVERYWHERE!
Stopped working properly
on Apr 26, 2021
The feeder worked well at first, but then began dispensing wildly different amounts of food causing the tray to fill completely throughout the day. We'd then have to scoop the food back into the top storage container to prevent our cat from overeating. The feeder eventually stopped dispensing food all together, despite all our efforts to replace the batteries and reset the meal times. We just decided to give up and buy a different feeder.
It works but...
on Apr 29, 2021
This does work pretty good. Only a couple of complaints.
1. Only battery operated. Being able to plug into an outlet would be wonderful.
2. It dispenses food in between set feeding times. When having prescription food this is not cost effective for me.
All in all though this product does work, just wish it worked better.
on Apr 2, 2021
I was given this feeder as a gift. Its not terribly hard to set up, but it took several days to figure out the right amounts to drop. I have used a measuring cup to measure how much the machine is dropping. It does not drop the same amount consistently. It also misses meals randomly. Which is scary if you plan to use this when you travel. It is also not tamper proof. My cat barely bumps the side and it drops food. This machine is also very hard to clean.
Petmate Cat Feeder NOT good
on Feb 27, 2021
I ordered this feeder so that we could be comfortable leaving our cat for a long weekend. Once we received the feeder, I programmed it and adjusted it to try to get the required 1/4 cup to dispense, which was NOT easy nor consistent. Unfortunately, our cat QUICKLY figured out that he could dispense more feed at will by easily and gently putting his paw into the opening. THIS FEEDER IS NOT RELIABLE. Very disappointed!
on Apr 3, 2021
Worked great at the beginning but then, became a free feeding station. The amount delivered was way off the amount of cup programmed. Or sometimes, it delivered few pellets. Not reliable. Sorry.
No match for ninja cat
on May 7, 2021
My cat figured it out immediately. She can jam her paw right up the chute and then knock it around like crazy. It’s useless now.
Works pretty good
on Apr 14, 2021
Works good and my dog loves it, wish it came with an option to be plugged into the wall though. It take 3 D batteries and they only last a couple weeks
Good Product if Cats Couldn't Steal Extra Food
on Dec 19, 2020
Whether this product works for you might depend on what type of cat you have. First of all, I was skeptical of automatic feeders, but for two days it did everything it was supposed to do perfectly: easy to put together, solid construction, fed the correct amount for each meal, timer worked to the minute, etc. I was surprisingly 100% satisfied. However, I have two cats, and after 48 hours one of them had figured out how to stick his paw up the chute and get food whenever he wanted it. I could have given my other cat fifty years and she wouldn’t have figured it out. It’s not exactly about intelligence, since that 2nd cat has been trained to ring a bell when she sees the treats out, while the catWhether this product works for you might depend on what type of cat you have. First of all, I was skeptical of automatic feeders, but for two days it did everything it was supposed to do perfectly: easy to put together, solid construction, fed the correct amount for each meal, timer worked to the minute, etc. I was surprisingly 100% satisfied. However, I have two cats, and after 48 hours one of them had figured out how to stick his paw up the chute and get food whenever he wanted it. I could have given my other cat fifty years and she wouldn’t have figured it out. It’s not exactly about intelligence, since that 2nd cat has been trained to ring a bell when she sees the treats out, while the cat who figured out this feeder wants nothing to do with that “ring the bell” game.” So if you have a patient, methodical, intelligent cat, he or she will break into this feeder quickly. If your cat is more laidback and compliant, it will probably work for you. I was bummed when I saw my cat stealing food because it had really made my life easier and I wanted to keep it. Instead, it’s getting returned tomorrow.… more
It’s dispensing food at odd times in addition to programmed times
on Jan 5, 2021
My cats have ballooned out because the feeder keeps dispensing. I purchased two 2 years ago. I programmed for both cats the exact same time and amount. Today, One shows 58 feedings and the other shows 82 feedings. And now, for no reason, it’ll dump out a portion of food that isn’t programmed. I changed batteries and that didn’t help. Not sure if I can recommend something that has to be replaced already.