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January 5, 2013 10:00 AM Subscribe
Is the CatMate C50 really the only game in town for feeding wet food in a way that doesn't fill me with dread about bacteria?
posted by Medieval Maven to pets & animals (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So we ordered two of the CatMate C50
feeders (reluctantly) because we need to feed our cats 4x/day and we need to feed them wet food (many reasons; we supplement with a small amount of kibble but there are kidneys involved here so don't suggest all kibble please).
We chose this one because it seems be the only one that comes with the ability to keep food cool. Since they're getting 1/4 can at a time, it seems rather prudent and important to try to retard the growth of bacteria, no?
Well the things arrived and it seems once you get the cover off, it's nearly impossible for myself or my spouse to get it back on in a way that is similar to when it comes out of the box. The cover is loose, and I'm pretty sure that with a whole day to think about it, the fat cat could remove it and eat everything. Is there anything else we can use or hack to keep the food cool?
For reference, we like this one
, not least for the reason that we can record a message (the one cat is pretty tuned to being called for meals and we're both about to change jobs and need him to eat without us). We're going to make a feeding box for the skinny cat, which is why we need two feeders.