Dog Feeders Add Ease To Your Routine And Wallet

Your life is forever changed when owning a dog. On one hand, you have the companionship of that furry friend who is always happy to see you, but on the other hand, you have to deal with several additional responsibilities. For many dog owners, having a pet to take care of, although rewarding, can add extra strain to already stressful situations, including getting ready for work each morning. Among those responsibilities is feeding the pup.

As you get used to feeding the dog each day, it can become so much a part of your routine that it's sometimes hard to remember whether or not the dog was fed, which can lead to double feeding, and that can add up fast. According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), dog owners spend an average of between $55-$235 per year on dog food, depending on the size of the canine.

Luckily, feeding doesn't have to add strain to your routine or to your wallet. In fact, purchasing a dog feeder can all but solve the problem as soon as it's taken out of the box and filled with food.

Benefits Of A Dog Feeder

Dog feeders do just that; they feed your dog for you. In its most simple form, a dog feeder basically is just a storage unit that holds dog food and only lets out a certain amount of food at a time, ensuring that there is food in the dog's bowl.

However, while it seems like a simple concept, the benefits are substantial. Whether you want a feeder that allows your dog to eat at his or her leisure to the amount that the pup desires or you have your pooch on a strict, timed diet, dog feeders make it easy to ensure that your dog is fed, allowing you more "me time." This is especially helpful if you get held up at the office, stuck in traffic or for any other crisis that comes up, preventing you from getting home to feed the dog.

Many dog feeders also serve as dog food storage units, with large, sealable basins in which to empty a bag of food. Once a feeder is loaded up, there is no need to keep the open food bag, so you can just throw it away. Just like that, you've gotten rid of clutter and found a sealed container to keep your dog's food out of reach of pesky insects.

Types of Dog Feeders

Fortunately, there are a wide variety of dog feeders to keep dogs fed while you're away. Check out a few of our favorites below:
  • Le Bistro Gravity Feeder: This feeder uses the power of gravity to fill your dog's bowl and also features a large, clear and sealable storage basin available in several sizes. As your dog eats, the food is replaced in the bowl. So, once your pup is full, there will still be food waiting for the next time he or she gets the hunger pangs.

  • Le Bistro Programmable Feeder: This feeder utilizes technology to ensure that your dog stays on a meal schedule and is only eating a portion size of your choosing, perfect for keeping dogs at a healthy weight and helping to conserve food. This feeder can hold up to 10 pounds of food and has a detachable bowl for easy cleaning. The feeder allows you to set up to three feeding times for your pet.

Dog feeders help make keeping your pup fed a breeze and provide you with one less thing to worry about on the run. Available in a variety of options, dog feeders can make owning a dog easier on the wallet, and even keep your house a little cleaner, not to mention filling the belly of your healthy mutt.

If you're still unsure about which dog feeder is right for your dog, be sure to ask the pet experts at by calling 800-957-5753. The animal lovers are more than happy to answer any questions about any of the pet products that we carry in our catalogue.

By Sean Bowes
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