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February 24, 2015

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Jessie McDowell

Benefits of an Automatic Pet Feeder

Does your pet wake you up in the morning eager to eat breakfast? Do you feel guilty when you can’t make it home in time to feed your furry friend? Is your pet overweight? Does your pet eat too fast? If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, consider switching to an automatic pet feeder.

No More Guilt

We all lead busy lives, and our schedules sometimes prevent us from keeping a set feeding routine for our pets. We can't always guarantee that our pets are going to get their meal at the same time every day. Feeders give you peace of mind knowing your pet will be fed whether you're at work or away. A late meeting is easy to work into your schedule when you know your pet will get fed the same meals he always gets.

Want to take a last-minute weekend trip but can't find a cat sitter? Set up the feeder, scoop the litter box, and go! Your cat will get all of her meals with the right portions right on time. You won't need to leave out a big bowl of food and worry about coming home to an empty bowl and a chubbier cat.

No More Early Morning Wake-Up Calls

Pets often associate you with food, which can lead to being awoken or greeted by a hungry, stressed pet. Pet feeders give your pet each meal automatically without you being present. This means a lot when you need your time to sleep or just relax. Your pet will learn the routine of going to the feeder for food instead of going to you.

Easy Weight Management

About 55% of dogs and cats are overweight, which can lead to serious health risks including heart and respiratory disease, kidney disease, and diabetes. Automatic feeders help provide proper weight management by giving your pet the portioned feedings they need.

If you have a pet who gulps his food or eats too fast, a feeder can help him slow down. The Slow Feed option with the new Simply Feed pet feeder dispenses each meal over a 15-minute period. This is also great for cats, who prefer to nibble a bit of food over a longer period. Slowing down your pet's eating improves digestion and prevents stomach bloat and vomiting.

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