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Feature July 2019 Issue

Automatic Cat Feeders: For Her Health and Your Sleep

With an automatic cat feeder, your pet will learn to stop batting your head at 5 in the morning.

Automatic Cat Feeders: For Her Health and Your Sleep

A gizmo for dispensing food will keep your pet from badgering you.

Last month we recommended feeders that are set to open at specific times with specific amounts of food so that you don’t end up overfeeding your cat. But automatic feeders do more than control portions. They also teach your pet there’s no point in begging, allowing you to sleep uninterrupted. Since the food is “handed out” by the machine, your cat quickly learns there’s no use swatting your head at 5 a.m. Further, the feeder will dispense your cat’s meals even if you have to be out of the house from early in the morning until after dinnertime.

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