I have a lab mix that used to be pretty overweight. The vet said he was fine but I knew he definitely was chunky and it took 3 family members for me to finally realize I was over feeding him. I got this 2 years ago and couldn’t be happier. He has lost 20 lbs and is the happiest he’s ever been (he also no longer wakes us up at 6am on my off days to eat). I give him 10 portions AM, 5 mid day, and 5 PM with a few low cal treats throughout the day. Pictures are before and after :)
We have now used this for 10 days. It is great. The cats come running when they hear the food dispensing and the message. We feed at 6 10 4 and 8. They are indoor/outdoor and they seem to be easier to get in in the afternoon with the standard 4 pm feeding.
Suggestions for next version:
1. Larger print back to back handout instead of book. I think if you expanded explanation on the part I show pictured you could improve user experience.
2. Option for double wide tray
3. Display is wonky on second number on ours. If you stand above it is good but at eye level, half the second number is missing. See video.
The programming was a little tough but I figured it out. My cat was scared at first but now I catch him being very aware of the time now. Great investment
So far everything is working well. My only complaint is the plug in the feeder itself. It doesn’t fit easily, looks a little off so may be a defect? Other than that it’s exactly as described. We ordered due to raccoons breaking feeders etc. I cut a slot in a plastic tub for the dish, concealing the feeder and put weights on top to stabilize. So far no raccoons have broken in to it or forced the cat food out. Very pleased with this feeder. Seems well made, sturdy, holds plenty of dry food and the manual is easy to follow.
Me and my new companion kitty bubba love the petlibro products. They work in tandem to give him exactly the amount he needs everyday and provides him with fresh clean water. He loves hearing the sound of the machine and will bolt from whatever room he's in to go get his food. The setup for the meals was kinda confusing and a little hard for me at first but I managed to work it out and my cat is happy and healthy so what more could I ask for in a product. As a fulltime college student and fulltime worker they help me so much when I'm tied down with classes and projects or stuck at work and can't leave to feed him but with these I don't have to worry and it's one less thing on my mind because I know he's good.