If you’ve adopted a new kitten, or have a second cat, it may be time to consider upgrading your cat feeding options

An automatic cat feeder could be the perfect solution for the cat that tends to overeat. Some even fight over food. And some, also just need a helping hand in scheduling.

We’ve put together a buyer’s guide and a review list on how to choose the best automatic cat feeder in the market today.

 

The 5 Best Medium-Tech to High-Tech Cat Feeders Comparison Table

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HoneyGuaridan A26 Automatic Pet Feeder

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PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder

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Super Feeder Automatic Cat Feeder

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Feed and Go Smart Pet Feeder 2018 Model

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Automatic Pet Feeder - SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder 

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Honey Guaridan

HoneyGuaridan A26 Automatic Pet Feeder

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This feeder is ranked number one on multiple sites for a lot of reasons. One of the biggest reasons for this high rating is the voice recorder function. If you have a cat that tends to get lonely while you’re out, this short recording feature can help their separation anxiety.

The recorder allows you 12 seconds of recording time to communicate whatever you’d like to say for every meal time. It might feel a little Pavlovian, but there’s something to be said for routine breeding comfort.

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Good

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Pros

  • Built in Voice Recorder and Speaker 
  • Flexible meal portions 
  • Prevent Food Locking and Spills
  • Double Power Options and Ultra Low Power Consumption 

Cons

  • Jams continually
  • Hard to program

The Honey Guaridan also features the ability to schedule up to six meals per day for your cat – or small to a medium sized dog —which is perfect for helping them maintain a reasonable schedule while you’re away from home. Experts show that a steady schedule can help your cat function better at night — which means you sleep better.

Petsafe

PetSafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed Automatic Feeder

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If your kitty needs small meals several times per day, this feeder is perfect. It can be programmed to portion out up to twelve meals, with a range of serving size of one-eighth of a cup to four cups.

This feeder can either run on four D batteries or get plugged into the wall and run off of electricity.

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Good

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Pros

  • Digital timer
  • Anti-jam conveyor system
  • Immediate Feed Mode
  • Removable stainless steel bowl 

Cons

  • Difficult to program
  • Not cat proof
  • Poor design

Other features of the Petsafe Healthy Pet Simply Feed include a huge 24 cup capacity, a simple-to-navigate LCD screen, and slow feed mode.

Super Feeder

CSF-3 Super Feeder Automatic Cat Feeder

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If you’re a multi-cat home, this is the feeder to check out. The CSF-3 Super Feeder not only lets you portion out meals on an automatic schedule, but it allows you to do so for multiple cats.

The Super Feeder has smart features, meaning you can use Google or Alexa to change up the settings.

Quality

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Our Rating

Good

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Pros

  • Holds nearly 5 cups of food expendable
  • Compact
  • Could be operated with Alexa, Google or other systems using related Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Poor design
  • Not cat proof
  • Fragile

The Super Feeder comes with a standard 5 cup capacity reservoir, but you can buy a larger reservoir if needed. This means you can schedule and program the feeder to feed all four of your cats while you’re gone for a long weekend, and the feeder will feed up to 48 meals per day. If you travel a lot or have multiple cats that need portion control, this machine is the perfect option.

Feed and Go 

Feed and Go Smart Pet Feeder 2018 Model

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The Feed and Go Smart Pet Feeder is a slightly more flexible feeder in the sense that it allows for unlimited feeding for free eaters, or can be set to a schedule.

One of the unique things about the Feed and Go is the Wi-Fi connectivity. This little device has a webcam that allows for monitoring your cat while you’re away. The Wi-Fi also allows you to control the feeder from anywhere in the world, using the app. You can adjust the schedule, or turn off the free feeding feature.

Quality

Price

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Pros

  • The Only Smart Pet Feeder For Wet/Dry Food, Treats and Medication
  • Connects By Wi-Fi 
  • Built In Webcam

Cons

  • Blurry camera
  • Loses wifi connection
  • Hassle to clean

The Feed and Go also have limited options for automatic canned food feeding. For cats with special dietary needs, this feature goes a long way to help ensure your cat’s best health.

Surefeed 

Automatic Pet Feeder - SureFeed Microchip Pet Feeder 

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This unusual machine is designed to work in partnership with your pet’s microchip. If you have cats that have special diets, or your other four-legged friends think that cat food is tastier than dog food, this feeder is perfect for keeping your pets on the correct diet.

The Surefeed reads your cat’s microchip and feeds the right food to your pet. This means Fido can’t vacuum it up, nor can the second cat that tends towards gluttony. You can program the feeder with microchip information for up to 32 chips, and the memory holds onto that programming even if the battery dies.

This feeder works for wet or dry cat food.

Quality

Price

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Pros

  • Bundled with an eOutletDeals Pet Towel
  • RFID collar tag
  • Great for pet weight management

Cons

  • Door easily get malfunctioned
  • Food bowl too low

When you travel a lot or work away from home on the regular, it can be difficult to feed your cats properly. This can lead to sleep deprivation for you, hunger pangs for kitty, and, generally, a disrupted household.

Our Final Say in Choosing The Best Automatic Cat Feeder

With any of these automatic cat feeder, you can fix the issue with the press of a button. Some automatic, timed-cat feeders allow for Wi-Fi accessibility. Others can provide voice recording features while some combine a host of features that are ideal for your cat’s best health.