automatic cat feeder usage?
January 21, 2009 8:52 PM Subscribe
I've had enough and I really need an automatic pet feeder so my cat will stop waking me up at 6am. However, her food situation is a little complicated...
posted by illegiblemess to pets & animals (16 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
My cat has a tendency to get UTIs and our solution to this involves giving her both wet and dry food every day, and soaking her wet food. However she wakes me up at 6am to be fed, sometimes earlier (it's been as early as 3) and I want to use one of the automatic pet feeders. Ideally I would like this only to run in the morning (with dry food) so I can give her wet food and soaked dry food later in teh day when i'm not
My question is, is it possible to use these only some of the time or will the cat still ask me to feed her after this goes off in the morning? Does anyone do this part-time or do you just switch to auto-feeder-100%?
I'd also be interested in hearing experiences with the timed-food-dropper style (like this
) vs the one that just pops open (similar to this
) - you can put wet food in the latter but I don't trust my cat knowing food is there all night... it seems so vulnerable