How Does an Automatic Pet Feeder Work?

With all of the things that we are trying to accomplish in today's world, it's great to not have extra responsibilities to worry about. Using an automatic pet feeder can help take one more thing off of your plate and ensure that your pets are getting exactly what they need.

The Different Compartments of an Automatic Pet Feeder
There are two different sections included in typical automatic pet feeders. The top section is an inverted plastic or glass section that holds the food. These plastic or glass containers come in a variety of sizes that can hold anywhere from 1-20 pounds of food. The second section of the automatic pet feeder is the dish. The plastic or ceramic dish holds the food that is available for the dog to eat. Each automatic pet feeder is easy to install and comes with instructions to make it even easier!

Programmable Timer vs. Gravity

The Lebistro holds up 10 pounds of food and can be programmed to fit your dog's specific needs.
Nearly all automatic pet feeders use a programmable timer that allows you to designate exactly when and how much food your dog will be receiving. These feeders are a great way to control your dog's diet and make sure that he doesn't over eat. Eating smaller, balanced meals can help to improve your dog's energy, prevent obesity, and help to prevent diabetes.

A popular automatic pet feeder that features a programmable timer is the Lebistro Programmable Feeder. The Lebistro holds up to ten pounds of food and can be programmed to dispense food up to 3 times per day. Each feeding can be programmed to dispense 1/4 to 3 cups of food at a time. So whether you have a larger or a smaller dog, the Lebistro will make sure that they are fed properly. Instead of a motorized, electronic feature, other automatic pet feeders use the laws of gravity to fill your pet's food dish up. For these feeders, anytime food is eaten from the tray and the exit from the holding compartment is no longer blocked, more food will drop out. These less expensive dishes are great for ensuring that your dog will never go hungry, but they could promote overeating and be dangerous to your pet's health.

If you have any further questions about automatic pet feeders or any other pet product, feel free to e-mail or call us at Pet Street Mall anytime. We love all animals and take pride in providing you with any information you may need.

By: Tim Snyder
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