|Lifestage||Puppy, Senior, All Lifestages||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Adult, Senior||Puppy, Senior, All Lifestages|
|Breed Size||All Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds||Small Breeds, Medium Breeds, Large Breeds, All Breeds||Extra Small Breeds, Small Breeds||All Breeds|
|Bowl & Storage Feature||Automatic||Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control, Automatic||Non-Skid, Dishwasher-Safe, Portion Control...||Automatic||Automatic, BPA-Free|
|Material||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic||Thermoplastic Rubber, Polypropylene|
|Capacity (Max)||10-oz||5 cups||1-cup; 8-oz per bowl||14-oz||8-cup|
Bought this a couple of weeks ago for a Westie who frequently vomits bile in the early morning if his stomach is empty. Started by throwing him a couple of treats in the middle of the night and found it alleviated his issue but disturbed my sleep. This device has resolved that problem. Just put the treats in before bed, set it for 6hrs and voila! I get my sleep and he gets a settled stomach. It’s not terribly accurate or heavy duty but it serves the purpose for which I bought it. Just don’t set it closed to to the leg of the bed. The cover will spring open and smack anything too close and thus negate the purpose for which it was bought; at least for the human. Ah, the things we do for our dogs!
I'm a relatively early riser naturally, but man, my buddy cat was trying hard to make my waking up even earlier. I had got into a habit of groggily getting up and tossing down some dry kibble as a "treat" to quiet him, which worked, but still disturbed my sleep. This dispenser lets me sleep in mostly, at least, only the flipping open of the lid wakes me somewhat, but I no longer have to get out of bed. My cat often sits and watches (and listens to the clock-like ticking sound) the thing, which is kind of an amusement to me. It's an inexpensive way to try and see if a pet will understand and use a timed feeder, so it worked for us.
Fairly imprecise timer, but otherwise this is quite functional. The ice pack is too tiny to keep anything cold for more than a half hour, and the space between the feeding bowl and the housing is too small to use a more substantial ice pack.